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

Phone: 828-395-1667
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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

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Events


 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Amazon is the leading e-commerce website in the United States with more than $74.45 billion dollars in 2013 net sales. Amazon has more than 237 million active customer accounts worldwide. In this fast paced class you’ll learn how to register online, choose the account that fits your goals, and list an item on Amazon to maximize your probability. You’ll learn how to ship your items and minimize your expenses. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest ways to start selling online. Sell just a few items and pay no monthly fee with the Individual plan or choose the Professional subscription for unlimited selling.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
QuickBooks is the software of choice for the small business owner. It allows the owner/manager to account quickly and accurately for business dollars. Our QuickBooks expert will give you a complete introduction to the QuickBooks Desktop product including: setting up a company file and chart of accounts, navigating the home page, and using QuickBooks lists and forms to record sales and manage expenses. After you complete this class, you will have a basic understanding of the QuickBooks process and capabilities.
Speaker: Jeff Weathers
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
Description will be posted soon.
Speaker: Nick Hawks

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Doug teaches entrepreneurs across the country how to transition from traditional employees into small business or franchise owners. Based on over 12 years experience in franchise ownership and 25 years in managmenet and business development, his workshop will help you … • Decide if franchise ownership is for you • Simplify information on the variety of franchise models • Determine the type of franchise best suited for you.
Speaker: SCORE
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

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, May 04, 2017 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
QuickBooks is the software of choice for the small business owner. It allows the owner/manager to account quickly and accurately for business dollars. Our QuickBooks expert will give you a complete introduction to the QuickBooks Desktop product including: setting up a company file and chart of accounts, navigating the home page, and using QuickBooks lists and forms to record sales and manage expenses. After you complete this class, you will have a basic understanding of the QuickBooks process and capabilities.
Speaker: Jeff Weathers
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Location

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