Director of Small Business and Industry Development Center
phone: (828) 652-0634
Small Business Center
The purpose of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate of small businesses in McDowell County and the surrounding counties by assisting prospective small business operators to reach their full potential by utilizing all resources available through the Small Business Center
The Small Business Center is one of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina. It provides free, confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses. Available on an as-needed basis, the SBC Director serves as a sounding board for ideas and concerns people may have about their business. Our professional staff will help you find solutions to your challenging business questions. No question is too simple or too complicated.
The Small Business Center has a library of professional resources waiting to be tapped. Printed materials including books, pamphlets, magazines and trade journals are available for your use. It also offers access to the Internet.
The Small Business Center offers a variety of seminars and workshops to help small businesses be successful. Some of the topics include:
Please click on a Seminar / Workshop below for more information:
• How to Start a Business
• How to Write a Business Plan
• Financing a Business
• Marketing for Success
• Understanding Your Financial Statements
• How to Increase Prices
• EBay Your Way to Success
Meet with a business counselor:
• Starting A Business Series 7
• QuickBooks Pro Series
• Create Your Own Results Driven Website in WordPress
• Using Social Media To Supercharge Your Business
• Using Pictures, Videos and Podcast To Gain More Business
In order to meet with a business counselor, please complete an
Online Request for Counseling Form, and a someone will contact you to
set an appointment.