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Mitchell Community College, Small Business Center
Statesville

Phone: 704.878.3227
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The Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.

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Events

Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The real poverty of typical businesses is found neither in their low income nor in costly essential expenses but rather in not understanding their own cash flow. What is a cash flow statement and why is it so important? A cash flow statement is part of your business’s financial statements, which include these: An income statement A balance sheet A cash flow statement However, a cash flow statement isn’t just something you prepare and put in a drawer to never look at again. Used correctly, it can be a vital tool for managing your business and planning ahead for financing needs. Ideally, you want to maintain a positive cash flow at all times. This ensures you have the funds available that you need to pay your bills, pay employees, and purchase inventory or assets in a timely fashion. In reality, of course, many businesses find that from time to time, their cash flow is negative. Or perhaps it’s an ongoing problem: You are doing fine on paper in terms of profitability, but somehow find that you frequently run short of cash. Reviewing your cash flow statement regularly can help you spot this type of cyclical pattern in your business and prevent a cash flow emergency. Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Jeffrey Hohl, Small Business Specialist
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
You will learn how to create a compelling "Online Presence" to attract customers to you. You will learn the five most important things to do on LinkedIn so that you can be found.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar teaches you where and how to find your customers. We will briefly compare the past methods of marketing to the more current methods of social media. You will learn how to find, motivate and keep consumers coming to your business. Discover a variety of tools that give you critical information about your industry and customers, such as Survey Monkey, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Today’s small businesses exist in a new economic landscape that forces creativity and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to financing. Small businesses have traditionally been the key driver for economic recovery when it comes to hiring, but hiring requires capital, and capital can be hard to come by. During the life of most any business, the owner will need to seek out cash to help with its growth or to keep it going through a rough patch. So, planning how to fund a business is hardly a trivial or brief topic. However, we can provide an overview we hope will help start you thinking about your business’ options. Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Jeffrey Hohl, Small Business Specialist

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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701 W. Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677

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