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RCCC offers class on how to start a business

KANNAPOLIS — The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) will offer the course, “Starting a Business From Concept to Launch,” beginning in February. The class will offer new entrepreneurs a comprehensive and practical guide to starting a business in a manner to help ensure success.
The RCCC Small Business Center will offer the 22.5-hour course 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 15 to April 12, at the college’s N.C. Research Campus building, in Kannapolis. The class fee is $65. Call 704-216-3512 to register.
Experienced small business owner and business consultant Ron Fite will lead the class through a step-by-step progression from developing a business concept to being prepared to serve customers. Course topics will include:
• Defining your market;
• Writing a business plan;
• Opportunities for start-ups and expanding businesses;
• Business structure and name;
• Legal and tax issues;
• Licenses and permits;
• Funding options;
• Choosing a location;
• Creating an image; and
• Effective marketing and selling techniques.
The Small Business Center (SBC) at RCCC is a community-based provider of education, training, counseling, information and referral, assisting entrepreneurs with business ideas and existing small business ventures.
The SBC also offers free seminars with support from the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, the City of Kannapolis, the Rowan Business Alliance, RowanWorks Economic Development, the Small Business & Technology Development Center, and Historic Downtown Salisbury.
The seminars cover a broad range of small business topics, including business start-ups, business financing, marketing, internet business, business growth and development, taxes, recordkeeping and customer service.
For more information about the SBC and its many programs, call RCCC at 704-216-3512, send e-mail to sbc@rccc.edu, or see the SBC website at www.rccc.edu/sbc/.

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