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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


 

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blogging is a powerful tool to get your message out, build an audience and make money. But with the millions of blogs out there, how do you stand out? This class answers those questions and more. Such as: What software and skills do you need? Why do some blogs make money and others fail? How often should you blog? Where do you find subjects to blog about? How do you get visitors to your blog? In the first part of this two part series, you will learn why blogging is a powerful tool, how to choose a subject, how to build your blog and how to grow your audience. In the second part, you will learn more ways to market your blog and advanced strategies for making money blogging.
Speaker: Amy Carroll
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1. What is a Home Based business? 2. Advantages and Disadvantages of a Home Based Business 3. Business Structures 4. Legal Issues of a Home Based Business A. Licenses B. Other Legal Issues 5. Home Atmosphere A. Family Members B. Atmosphere change C. Home Office Space and How to Set It Up 6. Having Employees 7. Record Keeping 8. Tax Issues 9. Equipment Needs 10. Money (Business vs. Personal) 11. Promoting Your Home Bases Business 12. Selling Your Products or Service
Speaker: Harry Ponder
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
How do bloggers make money? This seminar will go in-depth on the various ways you can monetize your blog, as well as how to consistently grow your audience so you can make even more money. You will learn about affiliate marketing, minimal viable products, membership sites and more. This seminar will also help you determine which method bests suits your time restraints and lifestyle.
Speaker: Amy Carroll

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blogging is a powerful tool to get your message out, build an audience and make money. But with the millions of blogs out there, how do you stand out? This class answers those questions and more. Such as: What software and skills do you need? Why do some blogs make money and others fail? How often should you blog? Where do you find subjects to blog about? How do you get visitors to your blog? In the first part of this two part series, you will learn why blogging is a powerful tool, how to choose a subject, how to build your blog and how to grow your audience. In the second part, you will learn more ways to market your blog and advanced strategies for making money blogging.
Speaker: Amy Carroll
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
How do bloggers make money? This seminar will go in-depth on the various ways you can monetize your blog, as well as how to consistently grow your audience so you can make even more money. You will learn about affiliate marketing, minimal viable products, membership sites and more. This seminar will also help you determine which method bests suits your time restraints and lifestyle.
Speaker: Amy Carroll

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until December 31
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
Spindale N.C. 28160-0804
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