The Tri-County Community College (TCCC) Small Business Center (SBC), one of 58 SBCs throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information. Confidential counseling services and access to resource libraries are free of charge. The TCCC SBC is located at the Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology in Marble and provides free business seminars and workshops in Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties. The SBC offers a wide variety of FREE seminars and workshops to help small businesses be successful. The offerings range from one-hour introductory seminars to several-day workshops. Topics constantly change in response to business needs.
The Small Business Center offers FREE assistance to anyone who wants to start a new business or expand a business.
• Confidential, one-on-one counseling
• Assistance with Business Plan or Marketing Plan
• Assistance with Small Business Loans
• Free Seminars on Small Business Topics
Contact Kathryn Jenkins TODAY at 828-835-9564, ext. 203 more information or to set up an appointment!
CLICK HERE to register for a seminar
Thread Capital Presentations
Thread Capital, a new nonprofit by the NC Rural Center, offers resources and capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs across the state. Through Thread Capital, small businesses can qualify for loans through statewide lending partners up to $50,000 and access to loans up to $5 million. Loan officer for Thread Capital, JaLisha Richmond, will be giving a presentation filled with information for what this organization can provide small business owners with. These presentations are free of charge are held on the following dates:
May 14th, 2019
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
FernCrest Winery and Tasting Room
1060 Main Street, Andrews, NC 28901
May 15th, 2019
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Graham County Community Center
May 15th, 2019
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Clay County Chamber of Commerce
96 Sanderson St, Hayesville, NC 28904
Confidential Business Counseling
The SBC provides local, confidential, and experienced counselors as advisors for new and existing businesses. Available on an as needed basis, this local confidential service acts as a sounding board for new ideas and concerns one may have about a business. Our professional staff will help clients find solutions to challenging business questions. No question is too simple or too complicated. There is no charge for this service. Click here to fill out a request for counseling form.
A variety of reference and resource materials developed by the SBC is available at no charge. Clients may refer to books, pamphlets, videos, and magazines to help research topics ranging from demographics to export regulations. Clients may also use TCCC’s on-site computers to develop business plans. Click here for Business Plan.
Contact Us: The TCCC Small Business Center is located in Marble, NC at the Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology. Kathryn Jenkins, Small Business Center Director may be contacted at the Center for Applied Technology during regular business hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology
2415 Airport Road
Marble, NC 28905
PH: 828-835-9564, ext. 203
Small Business Center
Tri-County Community College Small Business Center
21 Campus Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
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