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Southwestern Community College
Sylva

Phone: 828-339-4211
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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 Form, and a counselor will contact you to set an appointment. To complete the form, choose "Southwestern Community College" from the drop-down menu and click for the online application.

For additional information, email or call Tiffany Henry at t_henry@southwesterncc.edu or 828-339-4211.

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Events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “Shop Local, Buy Local, Invest Local - to gain more business for you and your area” on Tuesday April 22nd, from 9:00am – 12:00pm on the SCC Macon. Learn how to generate a dynamic Shop Local strategy to help your business, your town and your county. Because keeping more money in the local economy creates a foundation for real economic growth, it’s important to add the power of Social Media to rev up traditional local marketing efforts and build a higher level of enthusiasm for reaching current and future customers. This is where the New Media—on the air —connects with old-fashioned customer service on the ground to appeal to an ever-widening audience that is searching and making purchase decisions online. Register here for this FREE program or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “Getting More Engagement & Results for Small Biz Using Photography and Video” on Tuesday April 22nd, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm on the SCC Macon Campus. The explosion of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram has proven that photography and video is a powerful tool to market your business. This how-to class will teach you the basics of digital photography and videography to attract more customers with your social media and web marketing. Learn the techniques for being found on the Web by your photos and videos, which leads to higher conversion to clients. Developed by social media expert Martin Brossman, David Williams with ( DWPPC.com ) and commercial photographer Cramer Gallimore ( CGPhoto.com ), who was an award winning photojournalist with the Fayetteville Observer, this class will give you real world knowledge that you can use today to increase social media engagement and expand your market. Photography for Social Media is one of the best ways to get more engagement from you customers and greater sales. Register here for this FREE program or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, May 01, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “Supervision in the Workplace.” Most small business owners have not had formal training as supervisors. This seminar will show you effective management techniques to supervise your employees. Learn time and task-management skills, how to effectively delegate, and ways to both praise employees for good performance and correct poor performance. The class is designed for business owners and senior managers. Register here for this FREE program, or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “eBay for Beginners.” Learn how to sell on eBay the right way? Find out how to do research and create listings that will attract buyers; how to use descriptions and photography; setting pricing to maximize your profits and MUCH more! Register here for this FREE program, or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “Beyond the Basics of Using eBay to Sell Your Products.” For entrepreneurs who have attended “eBay for Beginners.” Learn how to make eBay a primary marketing tool for your small business. Discover best practices to use when setting up an account, advertising items for sale, accepting payments through PayPal, and shipping procedures. Register here for this FREE program, or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu.
Thursday, May 08, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “Opening an eBay Sore: The Next Level.” Get a step-by-step approach so you can optimize your eBay store. Find out how to market your eBay store more effectively and list items in your store. Prerequisite: eBay for Beginners and BEYOND the BASICS. Register here for this FREE program, or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu.
Monday, June 02, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 3 sessions ending Monday, June 16
The Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College will offer a FREE seminar entitled, “QuickBooks for Small Business” on Monday's in June. Take the fear out of financial accounting! This course gives you the tools to understand the financial health of your small business. Start with the basics of bookkeeping and then launch into QuickBooks in order to learn more advanced financial management systems. Register for this FREE program, here or for more information call the Small Business Center at 339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu Class continued October 22nd and 29th see seminar “Advanced QuickBooks.”
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447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
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