AB Tech Small Business Center Information

January 10, 2013

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NC Small Business Center Network
The Small Business Center (SBC) is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN); a community college funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development in local communities across the state.
The Small Business Center at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a valuable resource for small businesses in Buncombe and Madison Counties.
In This Issue
Facebook: Marketing for Farm Based Business Part I
eBay: The Basics of Selling on eBay
SCORE: Starting a Business in Tough Times
Weekly Update January 7, 2013
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Dear Yoko,
We hope that you had a great holiday break as we look forward to moving ahead into 2013. We are also looking forward to your participation in a wide variety of programs that are planned for both new and existing businesses as we work to stay abreast of the needs of those who utilize our services.
As stated in our last newsletter, we will be starting two social media classes next week and if you have not had time to register there’s still room available. The new SCORE schedule will also be getting cranked up next Saturday, January 19th so if a weekend is more convenient with your busy schedule, just click on the SCORE link below to get registered.
Thanks so much for your interest and support. Have a great week!




FACEBOOK: Marketing for Farm Based Business Part 1

This beginner’s class is for those who are looking to get a better grasp of Facebook as a social media tool that could be used to increase the visibility of their agricultural based business.  This, hands on, session is great for beginners who have absolutely no familiarity with Facebook but would like to learn more abut getting started.
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
  • Ramsey 118, Madison Site
  • Course Number: SBC-5500-100EN
  • Fees: FREE

Click Here To Register:



eBay: The Basics of Selling on eBay
During this fast-paced session learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments, and shipping.  Topics will include eBay appraisals and research, registering on eBay and strating a seller’s account, choosing formats & categories, writing descriptions that sell, submitting photos, feedback, using PayPal, shipping tips and pricing phiosophies that will make you an eBay Top Rated Seller!
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • SBC 2046, Enka Site
  • Course Number:  SBC-4000-100EN
  • Fees: FREE

Click Here To Register:



SCORE: Starting a Business Part I
                                                                                SCORE Asheville

Do you have what it takes?  Are you willing to make the ultimate commitment? How will you finance your business? What entity type is right for your business? If you are thinking about starting a business or have just started a business, this seminar is for you!

  • Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • SBC 2046, Enka Site
  • Course Number: SBC-2012-101EN
  • Fees: $30

Click here to register through Asheville SCORE:



Duane Adams

Program Coordinator

Small Business Center & Incubator

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

1465 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 1004

Candler, NC 28715




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