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Mitchell Community College, Small Business Center

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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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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Matt Rudisill
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Attend this seminar to learn how to sell your art work, jewelry, crafts and vintage items in this easy fast paced class. Learn how to register and start selling on Etsy. Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop banner. You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy's tools to help you succceed online.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Before starting your business, attend this informational session. This session will provide you with essential information you need to start your own business.
Speaker: Dwight Shook
Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available and gain insights to understand and reach your customer. Learn to differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques.
Speaker: Matt Rudisill
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A free, powerful tool to quickly attract clients, market your small business and grow your brand. You will learn ways to harness the power of Pinterest. This course shows you how to get results from Pinterest (without spending TONS of time on it). You will learn what Pinterest is and how people use it, create a plan to use Pinterest for your business marketing and increase website traffics and sales by optimizing your content for Pinterest.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Understand the credit reporting system, your credit worthiness, your business needs, just to name a few. Understand your FICO score. Get answers to some of these questions: • What is your track record? • How much is too much? • What is your credit history and how is it established? • What is a healthy mix? • Consumer Reporting • How to increase your personal credit score? Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Jeffrey Hohl, Small Business Specialist
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, April 25
Thinking about buying properties and starting a small business as a land-lord? Learn the essentials you need to know from an experienced landlord. Compare rates of return and learn strategies for avoiding legal problems.
Speaker: Mike Tucker
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