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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, September 12, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many leaders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available to North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about it's lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: NC Rural Center

Start-up Assistance

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 9:00 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

Business Accounting and Budget

Friday, August 25, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Is it time to finally get your books in order? Are you tired of not knowing if you are making or losing money? Basic QuickBooks is your key to organizing your bookkeeping for your small business! This class is the first of a two-part series. During this lesson, we will review the different versions of QuickBooks (PC vs Apple and Desktop vs Online) and determine which version is best for your business. Additionally, we will review how to customize this program for your business based on your specific industry. Basic computer knowledge is needed.
Speaker: Marie Blankenship
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

Tax Planning

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Learn from the expert with this unique opportunity! This workshop will be presented by a representative from the North Carolina Department of Revenue. There will be time at the end of the presentation for specific Q&A so you can get answers to your burning small business tax questions.
Speaker: NCDOR

Marketing and Sales

Monday, August 21, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instagram is the "it" thing in social media. Find out how your business can benefit from this platform and grow sales online. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to start an Instagram page for your business, how to gain followers and engage them daily, how to integrate Instagram into your current marketing plan and Apps that can be used to make your photos stand out.
Speaker: Teresa Broadway
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