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Impact and Success

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By providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with the training and tools needed to build and grow successful businesses, the A-B Tech Small Business Center has a positive impact on the Asheville Region.

Here are some of our accomplishments from the 2015-16 fiscal year:

  • Created 29 new businesses and created or retained 112.5 jobs as a result of consultancy services and/or training.
  • 1,027 individuals received entrepreneurial training.
  • Brought resource information to hopeful entrepreneurs by offering 103 small business seminars.
  • Counseled 285 distinct clients.

For more information on the success and impact of the A-B Tech Small Business Center, please contact Jill Sparks, Executive Director, at 828-398-7949. Below is the economic impact results for the entire NC Small Business Center Network (SBCN) which consists of a statewide network of Small Business Centers at each of the 58 community colleges in NC.

2015-16 SBCN Impact 881 Businesses Assisted, 2895 Jobs Retained