Greetings from CVCC's Small Business Center!


Take advantage of the various activities going on in the area to support small business and entrepreneurship...

Upcoming SBC No-Cost on links to register or for more information...

Friday, August 11

Writing a Winning Business Plan, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, August 17

Sales and Use Tax Workshop, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, August 22

Introduction to MailChimp, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, August 24

WAVE Accounting for Small Business, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 29

How to Start a Business, 4:00 PM -- 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 31

Introduction to QuickBooks, 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon

The 2017 Edison Competition is now open and taking applications for the next great local business idea. Sponsored by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, this is an opportunity for new businesses and start-ups to build a strong business plan and promote their business. Winners receive cash awards up to $10,000! Applications to enter are open through August 18th.

The Small Business Center is gearing up for our next Step-Up, Start-Up series of seminars, six seminars to assist people who have never had their own business build a foundation for success. The first session is You, Inc., on September 12th, with five additional seminars for getting a new business up and running. Contact the Small Business Center for more information.

Get your Networking Hat on at this month's First Friday Morning Brew on Friday, August 4th, at Sam's Club in Hickory from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. No fees to attend, your chance to do some "netgiving." Contact the Chamber for more information.

The Prime of Life Wellness Expo will be held on Tuesday August 22nd at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, presented by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and SIR (Senior Information Resources). Don't miss this opportunity to market your products and services to more than 2,000 aging adults, seniors and caregivers in our community!

The Small Business Center provides confidential business counseling to individuals starting businesses and to existing small business owners. Services are paid by a grant from the state of NC. To set a counseling appointment, call the Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.

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