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Small Business Center
The Small Business Center (SBC) at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN), a community college-funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development in local communities across the state. Whether you are exploring entrepreneurship or you are an experienced business owner, the Small Business Center is a valuable resource for small businesses in Buncombe and Madison counties.
Professional Business Counseling
Need answers for your business? We provide free, one-on-one confidential counseling for your small business and startup venture. Whether you need help on business law, planning, business coaching, business development and growth, problem solving, or cash flow management, we can provide you with the expert assistance you need. As a service to the Buncombe and Madison county areas, the Asheville, NC Small Business Center at the A-B Tech Enka site also provides access to free professional services involving individualized counseling and advice with area professionals in multiple areas such as:
- business management
- human resources
- marketing and branding
- web design
- process improvement
- infrastructure development
To register for a free business counseling session with Small Business Center staff, as well as with one of our many professional advisors, click here.
Starting or growing your business? Need to add to your list of skills to ensure success in your new venture? The Small Business Center provides a variety of training including free business seminars, interactive workshops, and classes. Training is available on a variety of valuable business topics such as: basic bookkeeping, software training (like Quickbooks), web design, marketing analysis, utilizing Google pay-per-click tools, Wordpress, business management training, international product export services, craft business development, and more. Most of our business workshops and seminars are free, with some advanced topics available for a nominal fee. To view upcoming seminars and register, click here.
Small Business Resources
The Small Business Center features a library located at the A-B Tech Enka site that provides professional resources to increase your business knowledge. Business books and audio/video recordings can be borrowed from the SBC library. Computers are available to provide access to internet business resources, as well as business plan software. The SBC resource room and library are open during regular SBC hours, and are free and available to the public.
For more information, email SBCIncubator@abtech.edu or call 828.398.7950.