Montgomery CC Small Business Center
Building 100, Room 131
The Small Business Center is a resource provided by the State of North Carolina and by Montgomery
Community College to help small businesses succeed. We provide free confidential business counseling,
free business skills seminars and free access to vital resources and information.
Please note that drop-ins are always welcome at these seminars, but advance registration is strongly
recommended so handouts and seating arrangements can be prepared.
Also, please note that any seminar with no advance registration may be canceled.
For questions, or to make an appointment for counseling contact:
Online Request for Counseling
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brainstorming can be a powerful way to network and gather ideas as a small business owner. What better way than to brainstorm with others like you? Join us for our Business Brainstorm at The Front Porch Pickin' Vintage Emporium. We will have a presentation from Riley Beaman on a different topic each month and a rich and engaging open discussion he will facilitate. Come share your ideas and hear the ideas of others; idea sharing is a key component to growth and progress!
Speaker: Riley Beaman
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make smart business decisions. This seminar will provide owners with a basic understanding of business accounting procedures and reports. Learn how to manage money coming into your business and track expenses paid out by your business. Learn what documents you need to keep and for how long. Learn what information you need to keep for tax preparation. Learn how the bank uses your financial reports to determine future funding. Learn how knowing whatyou spend can help you budget and spend more profitably. Learn what cash flow means and how it helps you make better business decisions.
Speaker: Mike Bowyer
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn step by step tasks and details to start, grow, or expand an agriculture business. Start writing a business plan and get tips and strategies about marketing and pricing prospective jobs. Discussions will include regulations and licenses, where and how to advertise, naming your business and web site, surveying, and where to find customers. Do's and don'ts for new business owners will be shared.
Speaker: Steve Carver
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Have you ever thought of being your own boss and starting a small business? Perhaps you have another dream but your debt is out of control and preventing your dream from becoming a reality. Now is the time to learn how to "Be Free from Debt's Hold ...". How would you like to pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, and loans? How would you like to know the exact month and year you could be out of debt, legally and without a tax liability? Now is the time to start living a better life; a life without debt. In this three hour seminar, you will learn a simple yet effective method to start the process of making yourself debt free! You will also learn about the shams and "quick fixes" that should be avoided and how to properly and legally deal with creditors. Bring a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments and learn how to develop your own debt elimination plan that can be implemented immediately into your lifestyle. You will learn how to control debt, instead of allowing debt to control you! Before you apply for a business loan, consider making that next large purchase or accept a new credit card, take the time to attend this life-changing seminar. Bring a calculator! "The Worst Place You can Ever Live is Beyond Your Means!"
Speaker: Bob Moore
Cash Flow Management
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Financing Continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, "Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me?", to, "How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor?". Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success. You'll also learn about cash flow and break-even and how to understand these processes for business operation.
Speaker: Mike Bowyer
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Mike Bowyer
Marketing and Sales
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM, 2 sessions ending Friday, May 12
Quickbooks through Intuit is one of the most effective ways to manage accounts and bookkeeping for small businesses. Join us for this in-depth look at the different versions of Quickbooks to help you determine what is the best version for your business. This workshop will also consist of hands-on training to learn the necessary skills needed for you to operate in Quickbooks and handle transactions from payroll to 1099's for your business.
** LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BOTH DAYS!! **
Speaker: Marie Blankenship
1011 Page Street, Troy, NC 27371