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SBC offers classes

The Small Business Center (SBC) at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering an in-depth course that gives entrepreneurs step-by-step instructions on how to start a small business.
The SBC at Rowan-Cabarrus is a community-based provider of education, training, counseling, information and referral, assisting entrepreneurs with business ideas and existing small business ventures.
The class ěStarting a Business ó From Concept to Launchî begins Monday, Sept. 12 and continues each Monday through Nov. 7. The 22.5 hour course will help participants identify their strengths as entrepreneurs, assess the feasibility of their business ideas, and examine important factors, such as start-up costs, effective marketing techniques, legal considerations, funding and others.
The class will meet from 6 -8:30 p.m. on Mondays at the collegeís Cabarrus Business & Technology Center (660 Concord Parkway North in Concord). Tuition is $65.
ěStarting a Business ó From Concept to Launchî aims to help entrepreneurs gain the knowledge and confidence needed to launch their dream business. To register, call 704-216-3512. For more information about the course and other SBC programs visit www.rccc. edu/sbc.
The SBC has also announced its early fall 2011 schedule of free seminars. These programs are offered for people thinking about starting a small business or currently operating their own business.
The SBC 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 startups, business financing, marketing, internet business, business growth and development, taxes, record-keeping and customer service.
Upcoming SBC seminars, offered free-of-charge, include the following:
Looking for Money for Your Business? Aug. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NCRC 115.
Bookkeeping Made Easy. Sept. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., North 4204.
Brand Power, Sept. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CBTC 9281.
Considering a Property Management Business? Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m., CBTC 9281.
Tech Tips: Using Microsoft Office Applications for Small Business, Sept 23, 9-11 a.m., NCRC 337.
Developing Your Business Plan, Sept. 28, 9-11 a.m., downtown Salisbury.
Business Start Up, Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North 4112.
Steps for Buying and Selling a Business, Oct. 11, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., CBTC 9281.
Looking for Money for Your Business? Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North 4204.
Building a Business Website, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NCRC 115.
Writing Service Agreements and Other Contracts, Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CBTC 9281.
Financial Statements for Your Business Plan Part 1, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NCRC 231.
Financial Statements for Your Business Plan Part 2, Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NCRC 231.
Business Start Up, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., NCRC 115.
Developing Your Business Plan, Dec. 6, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., CBTC 9281.
For more information about the SBC and its programs, call Rowan-Cabarrus at 704-216-3512, send e-mail to sbc@rowancabarrus.edu, or see the SBC website at www.rowancabarrus.edu/sbc/. Visit the Rowan-Cabarrus website at www.rccc.edu for a complete list of campus locations.

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