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Isothermal Community College Small Business Center
Foundation Building
Spindale N.C.

Phone: 828-395-1667
Email: Send

The objective of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and the number of small businesses in Rutherford and Polk counties.

The Small Business Center at Isothermal Community College is a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, information, and referral for persons who are currently in business or those seeking to start a new business in Rutherford and Polk counties. Available on an as-needed basis, our counselors are here to listen, brainstorm, counsel, and provide resources all free of charge. Our professional staff will help you find solutions to your challenging business questions.  No question is too simple of too complicated.

Faye Bishop, SBC Director
828-395-1667
fbishop@isothermal.edu

Online Request for Counseling

Events


 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A great seminar for the “beginner” or the entrepreneur wanting to make eBay a primary business tool. During this fast-paced session, learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments, and shipping. Topics will include eBay appraisals and research, registering on eBay and starting a seller’s account, choosing formats & categories, writing descriptions that sell, submitting photos, feedback, starting up and using a PayPal account, shipping tips and pricing philosophies that will make you an eBay Top Rated Seller!!
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
The most asked question I get as an eCommerce guru is “where do you get the stuff you sell online”. That’s the million dollar question isn’t it? In this fast paced class you will learn my secrets to sourcing merchandise to sell online in many different ways. • Wholesale • Drop Shippers • Foreign Sources • Liquidation
Speaker: Nick Hawks

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This workshop will be a panel discussion of executives at Non-Profit Businesses discussing what they have done to build and run strong, productive, effective Boards that support their organization’s mission. We’ll discuss creating an effective Board structure, bylaws, roles and responsibilities, striking the right balance between policy making and day-to-day operations, recruiting the best board members for your business and much more. You’ll have a chance to share your ideas, hear from others and ask questions about how other non-profits structure and utilize their Boards.
Speaker: SCORE

HP LIFE

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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Location

286 ICC Loop Road
P.O. Box 804
Spindale N.C. 28160-0804
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