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:
• EBay Your Way to Success, Part 1
• Monthly Marketing Roundtables (February - June)
• Beyond the Basics of Selling on EBay
• EBay Stores
• The Business Model Canvas
• Business Model Canvassing for Business Success
• Fall 2016 Small Business Center Seminars
Meet with a business counselor:
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.
Questions / Info
For questions or to pre-register for these seminars, contact Dean Kanipe at (828) 652-0634 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org