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Gaston College Small Business Center
Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Success Ctr., Room 221-A
Dallas, NC

Phone: 704.922.6449
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Welcome to Gaston College's Small Business Center!

The Small Business Center is here to assist you in starting your own business or to help you expand your existing business.  The SBC offers one-on-one confidential business counseling, workshops/seminars on a variety of business topics, and a resource library of electronic and print materials specifically dedicated to small businesses.  All of our services are free!  Our workshops are fully funded by NC Legislature so we are able to offer them to you at no charge!
To request a counseling session, click on the "on-line request for counseling" link below.

Director:                    Brad RIvers            704.922.6449
Admin. Assist.         Cynthia Cash         704.922.6447 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In this seminar, chart of accounts will be defined with a discussion of its importance in preparing reports.
Speaker: Rod Smallwood
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will discuss assets and why they are important. In addition, it will discuss liabilities and their relationship to assets.
Speaker: Rod Smallwood
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will discuss what expenses are, how to pay out, and the impact on cash flow.
Speaker: Rod Smallwood

Managing Employees

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Demonstrate an understanding of major components of a new employee experience by creating an outline of an onboarding program for your business. Identify challenges in your new employee experience and create a plan to minimize gaps.
Speaker: Alita Bluford
Location: Online

Disaster Mitigation

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hackers are getting stronger and smarter. It's no longer if, it's now when. When will they attempt to hack your business and customer data? Discover how to assess, secure, monitor, manage and minimize threats to your business.
Speaker: Carl Hill
Location: Online


On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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