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Mayland Community College Small Business Center
Office: Room 37, Phillips Building
Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Phone: (828) 766-1295
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The Small Business Center (SBC) at MCC brings people together to learn, launch, connect and grow. If you're ready to start a new business or scale an existing venture, the Small Business Center's programs and services will give you the skills, mindset, and network to succeed. Sign up for our free classes and confidential counseling today! For questions or more information, contact Allen Cook at or (828)766-1295. 




Free and confidential business counseling services are available through the Mayland Small Business Center.  Whether you are thinking about starting a new business or operating an existing business, Mayland SBC counseling services can link you to information and resources to build your business. Click the link below to send a "Request for Counseling" to our Center. 

Online Request for Counseling


Register for upcoming FREE seminars:
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
With average computer skills and a little help from our instructor, you can build your own business website using a free online program called WordPress. This three class series will teach do-it-yourself website building using the Mayland computers. Class one will introduce the website building process and notify students of items needed to build a marketable business webpage. In classes two and three, students will learn about search engine optimization as they work on their website under the guidance of the instructor. The goal of this series is for attendees to build a functional business website. This class series will fill up fast so sign up today!
Speaker: Wall

Start-up Assistance

On Demand, available until December 31
Buying a Business is a comprehensive course on how to buy the right business at the right price. Developed by entrepreneurs who buy businesses for a living, this course offers advice and wisdom in such areas as: the key questions to ask of any seller, the due diligence process, valuing a business and determining the offer, negotiation steps and tactics, and sample legal agreements.
On Demand, available until December 31
Every new venture has to work the complex decision of what legal structure to choose for the business. This course breaks down this decision into its essential characteristics simplifying the decision making process. An in-depth discussion is presented about the pros and cons of structures such as the sole proprietorship, partnership, “c” or “s” corporation, and the limited liability company (LLC).
Speaker: Small BizU
On Demand, available until December 31
Get advice and strategies from leading entrepreneurs concerning what it really takes to start a new venture. “Starting A New Business” moves through the important tasks of building a strong foundation for a business to the more tactical aspects like marketing, managing, and money. This course will also show you how to protect your ideas, how to hire employees, and how to find out what licenses and regulations may apply. More than 50 resources provided.
Speaker: Small BizU
On Demand, available until December 31
This ten-part course walks you through the details and tactics of creating a comprehensive business plan while helping you avoid planning mistakes that plague most businesses. As an added bonus, this course comes with Active plans Business Planning Software, which helps you create a plan narrative and financial projections through a simple step-by-step approach.
Speaker: Small BizU


On Demand, available until December 31
This course details the exact steps necessary to prepare a comprehensive loan package request. Typical loan forms and requirements are explained and included. This course concentrates on what a lender is really looking for and how they evaluate loan requests. Simply understanding the way a lender thinks can more than double your effectiveness in raising money for your business.
Speaker: Small BizU
On Demand, available until December 31
Examine the peculiar nature of investment capital. The course presents practical tactics on how to identify and secure different types of capital including seed capital, angel capital, and venture capital. The process used by different kinds of investors as well as tools for completing the fund-raising process. Special focus is given to the federal and state laws that govern the capital and securities process.
Speaker: Small BizU
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200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
The new office location for the Small Business Center is in room 37 of the Samuel L Phillips Center for Business and Technology, aka "The Phillips Building." At the Spruce Pine Mayland Campus, the Phillips building is located closest to the main drive into campus. Free guest parking is available in the large student parking lot. Most business classes are held on the second floor of the Phillips building which can be accessed by an elevator or steps. Event signage will be posted on the main doors and classroom to assist in finding class locations. Call (828) 766-1295 or email for more information. 
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