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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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Wednesday, August 02, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Before starting your Business, attend this informational session. Information will be provided that will assist you as you take the first step toward business ownership. Key topics include, business structures, licensing, planning, financing, and much more.
Speaker: Dwight Shook
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Learn the keys to maximizing profits while building a business and building value that matters to potential buyers.
Speaker: This session is in partnership with ActionCOACH David Dowdy.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you thinking about starting a non-profit or are you currently working with an organization that is just getting off the ground? This workshop will offer a comprehensive checklist of things that must be done in the first three years to lay a foundation for success. Participants will walk away with resources to ensure that their organization is in compliance with state/federal laws as well as a greater understanding of the key components of development that impact sustainability.
Speaker: Amanda Pearce
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar, we will discuss the basics of setting up a blog to promote your business. We will discuss several major platforms and how to get started. In addition, we will hear from a local blogger on how they determine what to write and when they update their online story. If this is something you've considered starting or feel like it will benefit your business, make plans to attend and sign up now.
Speaker: Matt Rudisill
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
As funding becomes more difficult to secure, non-profit organizations face significant challenges to fulfill their missions. This seminar reviews the questions non-profits need to answer prior to searching and applying for grant funds, outlines the 7 basic elements of most proposals, and shows participants how to match their needs to funding priorities. Participants focus on the major questions that need to be answered prior to a grant application and incorporating these answers into research and ultimately a competitive proposal.
Speaker: Amanda Pearce
Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Presenters are from the NC Department of Revenue and the IRS. They will present and cover basic requirements to help small businesses in NC understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. There will be a question and answer session with the presenters and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity.
Speaker: Karen Bargsley & Evette Davis
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn key strategies for a business start-up such as financing and marketing as well as information about legal issues, licensing, zoning and operations. This seminar will also discuss how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
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