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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.

Online Request for Counseling

Events

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topics will include eBay features and policies, registering an account, choosing formats and categories, writing descriptions that sell, setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments and shipping, taking and submitting photos, feedback, using PayPal,and shipping tips.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This session is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Plus, learn those 'tricks of the trade' that you have to know to become an eBay PowerSeller!
Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This seminars a fantastic way to provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to become eBay store owners. You will learn how to start,brand,and optimize your eBay store website. Understand how to market your eBay store more effectively with email newsletters,traffic reports,and the markdown manager sales tool. Learn how to use the 'Quick Store Tune-Up' feature and 'Manage My Store' page to customize your eBay store,plus learn tips for search engine optimization (SEO} that will bring even more internet shoppers to your eBay store via Google,Yahoo,and Bing search engines.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
his hands-on course is a fantastic way to provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to become eBay Store owners. You will learn how to start, brand, and optimize your eBay store website. Understand how to market your eBay store more effectively with email newsletters, traffic reports, and the markdown manager sales tool. Learn how to use the "Quick Store Tune-up" feature and "Manage My Store" page to customize your eBay Store, plus learn tips for search engine optimization (SEO) that will bring even more internet shoppers to your eBay Store via Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines. Explore how the eBay apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and BlackBerry let you create a listing with a simple form. Learn how to research sales trends and completed listings for similar items to set a competitive price for your item and take pictures with your device and add them to your listing. It's fast and easy. Scan your item's barcode to add product details that are in eBay's catalog automatically. You can finish a listing you started before, either on your mobile device or on your home computer. The eBay app is synchronized to the eBay website, making it easy to move between them when creating a listing. Predefine and save your listing preferences like handling time and return policy. Use the "Sell one like this" feature to auto-fill some of your item details. Accept PayPal as a payment method. Track your active listings. Relist items. Provide tracking information to buyers and respond to questions right away.
Speaker: N. Hawks
Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Are you a female small business owner or have an idea for a new business? If so then this luncheon is the perfect opportunity to step away from the office and network with fellow women entrepreneurs! Leave inspired and renewed with the comfort of knowing what resources are available to you and your business. Lunch will be provided. Event is co-sponsored by The Western Women’s Business Center at The Support Center.
Speaker: Sharon Oxendine
Monday, August 22, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 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. Realize 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.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location

447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
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