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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
Take command of a bookstore and coffee bar and see how money moves in and out of a business learning the fundamentals of accounting at the same time. This course provides an in-depth look at each of the primary accounting transactions used in a business demonstrating how "the language of business" works. Without using any accounting jargon to begin with, the course demonstrates how to keep score in a business through a simple scorecard approach. When you are finished, you are shown that each of your scorecards represents one of the three primary financial statements used in managing a business. Topics covered by this course include: The language of business Keeping score in a business Money coming in Money going out Money owed to you Money you owe Handling cash and large costs The balance sheet The income statement The cash flow statement Course Objectives To discuss the three fundamental "scorecards" for keeping track of money in a business and to show you how each operates. To present the basic transactions that any business encounters including: money coming in, money going out, money owed to you, and money you owe. To present ways to manage cash and its flow through your business, as well as, dealing with large costs. To show you how to create and understand the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements. Course is approximately 3.0 hours to 3.5 hours in length and provides over 149 animated slides complete with voiceover narration.
Speaker: Small Biz U
On Demand, available until June 30
Creating A Loan Package details the exact set of steps necessary in preparing a comprehensive loan package request. Each of the forms and requirements are explained and included. From initial readiness tests to help with advanced topics such as U.S. Small Business Administration loans, this course lays it on the line concerning what a lender is really looking for and how they evaluate loan requests. Simply understanding the way a lender thinks can more than double your effectiveness in raising money for your business. Topics covered by this course include: What is a loan package? Are you ready for a loan? How much should you ask for? Offering collateral and security Obtaining your credit report The personal financial statement Creating a business plan The financial projections SBA guarantees and applications Bringing the loan request together Course Objectives To help you understand the role a loan package plays in the lending process. To help up you self-assess your readiness to obtain a commercial loan. To teach you how much you should ask for when preparing your loan request. To help you understand what personal and business documents need to go into a loan package and how to properly complete them. To demonstrate how lenders evaluate loan packages so your request will best meet the criteria.
Speaker: Small Biz U
On Demand, available until June 30
An overview of the essential processes of managing employees. Includes best practice on the hiring process, employee forms you must file, wage and hour regulations, taxation and privacy issues, health and safety standards, benefit and retirement plans, discrimination and termination processes, and more. Topics covered by this course include: The hiring process Employee forms to file Wage and hour regulations Age laws and requirements Taxation issues Privacy issues Health and safety standards Benefits and retirement plans Discrimination and termination Required posters and other standards Course Objectives To help you understand the process of hiring and managing employees. To raise awareness on regulations involving wage minimums, age laws, health and safety issues, and other workplace standards. To guide you through the initial hiring and tax forms you will need to file when you have employees. To make sure you meet federal and state requirements regarding employees. Course is approximately 3.0 hours to 3.5 hours in length and provides over 155 animated slides complete with voiceover narration.
Speaker: Small Biz U
On Demand, available until June 30
New ITIN application and identification procedures, ITIN expiration, and AA program changes went into effect in the Fall of 2016 and early 2017.
Speaker: IRS
On Demand, available until June 30
Learn about tracking Federal tax due dates on your computer or mobile device, the online Tax Calendar, the Desktop Calendar Tool (IRS CalendarConnector), the Mobile Calendar Tool (IRS CalendarConnector), how to Subscribe/Download into Your Calendar and how to Obtain Calendar Reminders (RSS Feeds).
Speaker: IRS
On Demand, available until June 30
Learn how to: reduce the number of Forms W-2C filed; receive fewer notices from the IRS & SSA; find and fix discrepancies before year-end.
Speaker: IRS
On Demand, available until June 30
Speaker: SBA
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Sylva, NC 28779
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