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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


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A panel consisting of existing entrepreneurs will relay tips and best practices for exceptional customer service and how business owners can adapt this information to their small business.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Learn more about The Support Center, the Small Business Center and other resources available to you and your business. You will have the opportunity to network with other business owners over lunch that will be provided. This event is for women entrepreneurs only.
Speaker: Sharon Oxendine
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar on Monday, March 31st. The seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: Amanda Sorrells
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This business planning seminar will cover a number of specifics that must be considered in your journey to starting a business. Come and learn how to assess your business ownership skills; how to assess the feasibility of your business idea; the parts of a business plan; the different types of business formations; the licenses that are required; and the financing options that are available. The goal of this seminar is to give those who attend the information that they need to make better decisions which should also give their business ideas a better chance of success.
Speaker: SBC and SBTDC
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This event will consist of local resources small business owners can utilize to aid in their success.
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