The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory's January 29th meeting program was Jeff Neuville with the CVCC Small Business Center.
Jeff discussed that this is a tax funded endeavor that is open to all entrepreneurs of small businesses, whether it is a for profit or non-profit business. They offer many training seminars several times a year to aid in the creation of business plans, obtaining licenses and permits, marketing and how to obtain financial assistance.
They ask that you pre-register, but there is no charge for the seminars. They also have a Step-up, Start-up series that helps those thinking they may want to start a new business to take a more in depth look at the process. This seminar series is currently happening on Tuesday evenings at CVCC East campus.
They currently work with the local Chambers of Commerce, local and city governments to get the word out and to attract new students to the program. They have an Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, that our own Alan Jackson has been the speaker. The next program will be given by Michael Neeley of Blind Squirrel Digital at the Conover Mfg. Solution Center from 6-7:30 on 2/13/13.
The Small Business Center will be relocating to a new facility in Spring of 2013. (Formerly the Ryan steakhouse). As a side note, National Entrepreneurship Week is 2/18-2/22.