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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. 



Online Request for Counseling

Events

On Demand, available until June 30
Speaker: USPTO
Monday, April 24, 2017 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 business. In fact, sellers took home over 860 million in 2012 alone. Attend this class to learn how to sell your artwork, 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 I 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 business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy's tools to help you succeed online.
Speaker: N. Hawks
Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Amazon is the leading e-commerce website in the United States with more than $107 billion dollars in 2013 net sales. Amazon has more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide. In this fast paced class you’ll learn how to register online, choose the account that fits your goals, and list an item on Amazon to maximize your profitability. You’ll learn how to ship your items and minimize your expenses. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest way to start selling online. Sell just a few items and pay no monthly fee with the Individual plan or choose the Small Business subscription for unlimited selling.
Speaker: N. Hawks
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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. Sponsored by Western Women’s Business Center at Carolina Small Business Development Center. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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.
Speaker: N. Hawks
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 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!
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Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The NC Department of Revenue, NC Secretary of State, NC Industrial Commission, and NC Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security will present a seminar titled "Business Essentials". Each agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a compliant business.
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Sylva, NC 28779
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