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Montgomery CC Small Business Center
Building 100, Room 131

Phone: 910-898-9682
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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:
Jessica McDaniel

Online Request for Counseling


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 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

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Four Saints Brewing Company out of Asheboro will be presenting this informative workshop hosted by MCC's Small Business Center on the important factors to know when considering a brewery, tap house or other similar business. You'll hear from a successful local brewer on topics including current trends in the brewing industry, understanding the rules & regulations on brewing and selling beer, best practices for establishing a sustainable brewing business plan and more! Join us for an evening at STARworks where you can learn the business of beer!
Speaker: Joel McClosky
Location: STARworks, Star
Monday, October 02, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Learn the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Steve Carver

Business Basics

Monday, October 09, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the procedures for writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Steve Carver

Managing a Business

Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Just as in the past, today's leaders must motivate themselves and others, set priorities, make decisions, and communicate clearly and face challenges. However, today's leaders must also understand personality styles, use technology to communicate, operate without clear boundaries due to constant change, deal with a higher stress level than ever before. This seminar will offer a wide range of practical information for entrepreneurs as well as managers or supervisors of today's workforce including managing relationships and constant change, how to be a better teacher, understanding the difference between management and leadership and how to balance the two styles in your current role.
Speaker: Mike Collins

Business Accounting and Budget

Friday, October 20, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Are you ready to send invoices, pay bills and record deposits on a computer? This class is the 2nd in a two-part series that dives into the processes and tasks required to keep your books organized with QuickBooks. Basic computer knowledge is needed. If you already have a basic knowledge of QuickBooks, you may join us for this portion of the series.
Speaker: Marie Blankenship
Monday, November 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 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. If you're a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you!
Speaker: Steve Carver
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