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Sylva

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Entrepreneurs, both currently in business and contemplating starting a business, have found the Small Business Center of great value. No-fee services provided include counseling and assistance with business plans, marketing, production and accounting controls, and a variety of other business issues. Additionally, the Small Business Center regularly schedules FREE business seminars and maintains a host of reference materials for use by business owners. Seminars are offered on a scheduled and customizes basis in the three county area.

To meet with a business counselor, complete an Online Request for Counseling at the link below
, and a counselor will contact you to set an appointment. 

For additional information, email or call Tiffany Henry at t_henry@southwesterncc.edu or 828-339-4211.


Welcome to SCC SBC OnDemand!

The SCC Small Business Center now offers online small business seminars at the touch of your fingertips! 
SCC SBC OnDemand provides flexible training opportunities at a time and location that is convenient for you. 



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Events

On Demand, available until June 30
Speaker: USPTO
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. 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 dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session will show you how to make the most of email marketing plus social media for your business. When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics like goals and objectives. You’ll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own “next great campaign” through interactive activities and a handout. Macon County
Speaker: A. Means
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar will cover a number of specifics that must be considered in your journey to starting a business. Come and learn how to assess your business ownership skills; how to assess the feasibility of your business idea; the parts of a business plan; the different types of business formations; the licenses that are required; and the financing options that are available. The goal of this seminar is to give those who attend the information that they need to make better decisions which should also give their business ideas a better chance of success.
Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thinking about selling your products or services to the government, but don’t know where to start? Already doing business with a government entity, but want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Attend this seminar to learn more about the process of government contracting. This seminar will de-mystify government procurement so you can make an informed decision on whether to enter (and how to get the most out of) this important market.
Speaker: S. White
Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This class walks the business owner through all of the steps involved with building a simple e-commerce website using WordPress. From purchasing the proper domain name, selecting hosting, install and setup of WordPress, content planning, keyword research, payment and shipping gateways, tracking, to Adwords. It's ideal for someone who has 1-5 products (including digital products like e-books) and wants to learn the basic steps involved in selling online.
Speaker: Big Boom Design
Monday, March 06, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 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 the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
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447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
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