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Small Business Center holding 'How to Make Money on the Farm' Feb. 1

Jan 9 2020
Two women stand together smiling at a local farmers market.
(Left) Lisa McBride, Jackson County Farmers Market Manager, stands with Tiffany Henry, Director of SCC's Small Business Center. 
The Small Business Center (SBC) at Southwestern Community College and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems are offering a free seminar, “How to Make Money on the Farm,” from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Whittier Fire Station.

This workshop focuses on increasing farm income by developing better business skills and using resources offered by EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems (EMFS) and the SBC.

Featured topics include:
  • Intro to EMFS and the SBC
  • Small Business Loan Application 101
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Sales Outlets and Channels
  • Resources and Opportunities

Featured speakers include Craig Mauney (NC Cooperative Extension) and William Hamilton (NC Farmlink), along with Lisa Gonzalez, Laura Lauffer, Christina Newhouse and Tonya Snider of EMFS, respectively.

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required: Prospective attendees are encouraged to register a week in advance.

For more information about any of the services and seminars offered by SCC’s Small Business Center, contact Henry at t_henry[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or 828.339.4426.