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Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center
CVCC Corporate Development Center
Hickory

Phone: 828-327-7000 x4102
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Start-up Assistance

Friday, August 11, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
A business plan is not a document that should be put away on your shelf to collect dust. A business plan is your map to laying out the actions you need to take to achieve profits and success. It’s also something that must be updated to reflect changes in your business and changes in the competitive environment. This workshop shows participants the significance of a well-written business plan, focusing on the audience for the plan, and key elements which should be included such as a marketing plan and financial projections.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The NC Department of Revenue will host a sales and use tax workshop for small business owners. The workshop will discuss the basics of sales and use taxes including registering for a sales and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return. This hands-on workshop is intended to help small business owners better understand their sales and use tax obligations and the proper procedure for filing and paying a sales and use tax return. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Small businesses must find ways to consistently reach their customers, and MailChimp is a platform small businesses can use for email marketing and for creating newsletters. Join us for this two-hour introduction to MailChimp and learn how to get started with this powerful and user-friendly program.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Many new businesses don’t have the budget to pay for an accountant, but still must track their finances. Wave is free accounting software that businesses can use to keep up with their books, plus handle basic invoicing and receipt scanning. Join us for this lunch seminar to learn about Wave and determine how it can assist your start-up or small business.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Intro to QuickBooks gets new and prospective small business owners started using QuickBooks, focusing on navigating the home page, using QuickBooks lists, and the chart of accounts. In this hands-on session, participants work through using QuickBooks to create a company file and practice recording sales and managing expenses. The session provides an overview on how QuickBooks can be used to manage a small business’ finances.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Small businesses must find ways to consistently reach their customers, and MailChimp is a platform small businesses can use for email marketing and for creating newsletters. Join us for this two-hour introduction to MailChimp and learn how to get started with this powerful and user-friendly program.
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2664 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
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