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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, September 26, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
In this class,we cover some of the basics of small business accounting and financial management. We will discuss topics such as bookkeeping options and understanding financial statements.
Monday, October 03, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Market research isn't just for startups;it's an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your Industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business,find the competition,and potential customers interested In your proposed product of service.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
QulckBooksIs the software of choice for the small business owner. It allows the owner/manager to account quickly and accurately for business dollars. During this session,you will explore how different types of businesses are set up in QulckBooks and the different types of accounts that should be associated with your business. You will learn how to properly set up QuickBooks, a good plan for data entry and how to reconcile your different accounts. In addition,the basics of bookkeeping will be reviewed so that you have a clear understanding of how QuickBooks can be a tool for better management of your business.
Wednesday, October 05, 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.
Thursday, October 06, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Change the way you think about traditional idea development. This seminar will feature an introduction to the Business Model Canvas, a unique method of describing and thinking through the business model of your organization,your competitors,or any other enterprise. Attendees will walk through the introductory ideation phase, the One Page Business Plan,and the Opportunity Discovery Process creating a blueprint for successful innovation and idea development.
Monday, October 10, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A focus on the functions related to Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, including topics such as vendors,invoicing,estimates,customer payments and deposits. This session will give you the opportunity to explore how to most efficiently keep track of the money that you owe as well as the money that is owed to you,all while keeping good records on your customers and vendors.
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