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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.

Online Request for Counseling

Events

Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Preparing payroll in any small business can be a daunting task. However, by using the payroll feature in the QuickBooks desktop product, you can master efficient techniques for setting up employees, creating paychecks, paying taxes, and generating forms and reports quickly and easily. Participants will receive an introduction to payroll and taxes; learn how to prepare for the payroll process by finding the information you need on the Internal Revenue Service, NCDOR, and Employment Security websites, from the details of complying with withholding requirements for taxes to the process for applying for an employer identification number and other state identification numbers; and review all aspects of how to set up, maintain and process payroll.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With more than 30 million members, there’s no better place to launch your own creative small business. In fact, sellers took home over 860 million in sales in 2012 alone. Attend this class to learn how to sell your art work, jewelry, crafts, and vintage items in this easy fast paced class!!!! See just how easy it is to Grow Your Brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional tools. Learn how to register and start selling on Etsy. Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop banner. Escape the 9-5 grind and focus on your passion. You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online.
Speaker: N. Hawks
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Looking for a free, powerful tool to quickly attract clients, market your small business, and grow your brand? In this free seminar you will learn everything you need to know about harnessing the power of Pinterest. This course shows you everything you need to get results from Pinterest (without spending TONS of time on it). Pinterest is an easy, visual way to get your product in front of your audience and drive traffic to your website or with the new “Buy It” pin you can sell directly from Pinterest. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to create a compelling, dynamic Pinterest business presence that will drive sales, spark conversation, and attract loyal customers. What You will Learn Understand what Pinterest is and how people use it Create a plan to effectively and strategically use Pinterest for your business marketing Increase website traffic and sales by optimizing your content for Pinterest
Speaker: N. Hawks

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
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