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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, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Avery-Mitchell-Yancey County market is considered a ‘travel and tourism’ dominated market. The population varies greatly from summer to winter. In this class, we will explore data sources that are available to assist a business owner to predict sales and income from season to season. This seminar will also show you how to use this information to plan your business year.
Speaker: Branch

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
Monday, September 25, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A business plan is vital to starting and operating a business. Learn how to turn ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches the important components of a business plan and helps lay the foundation for a functional plan. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan, and steps for making the process easy. You will also learn to introduce yourself and your business with confidence and clarity, utilizing your personal “Elevator Speech”.
Speaker: Cook

Business Basics

Monday, October 16, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Development of a business pitch is a crucial factor to gain funding and build a customer base. In this seminar, each participant will be provided a maximum of ten minutes to present their story, passion, and business idea to their classmates. Graduation follows with a presentation of certificates.
Speaker: Cook/Phillips
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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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