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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 or 828-339-4211.

Online Request for Counseling


Monday, March 30, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Participants who attended one or more of the NC REAL sessions will have the opportunity to present their business plan.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Learn what is required of the small business owner when filing taxes, what tax dates are important, and what records should be kept, and the actual process of filing. Learn what triggers tax audits and steps to take in order to prevent or survive an audit.
Thursday, April 02, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 06, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Monday, April 27
Take the fear out of financial accounting! Monday's in April this 4-week series gives you the tools to understand the financial health of your small business. Start with the basics of bookkeeping and then launch into QuickBooks in order to learn more advanced financial management systems. You will cover bookkeeping basics, customer issues (invoicing and receivables), vendor issues (payables), and how to produce and understand financial statements.
Speaker: Candy Williams
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This business planning 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.
Speaker: SBC and SBTDC
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Learn more about The Support Center, the Small Business Center and other resources available to you and your business. You will have the opportunity to network with other business owners over lunch that will be provided. This event is for women entrepreneurs only.
Speaker: Sharon Oxendine
Thursday, April 09, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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