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!
The Tri-County Community College Small Business Center also offers online small business seminars at the touch of your fingertips! TCCC SBC OnDemand provides flexible training opportunities at a time and location that is convenient for you.
Listed below are some of the available seminars. For a full list of courses, course descriptions, and how to access the training, please call Kathryn Jenkins a the Small Business Center (828) 835-9564. Seminar registration may be completed online by clicking this link.
Financial Literacy classes:
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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