Surry Community College announces new director of Small Business Center

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DOBSON — Surry Community College announced Mark Harden has been named as the new director of the Small Business Center, which serves Yadkin and Surry counties.

The Small Business Center provides seminars, workshops, resources and counseling to prospective business owners and existing business owners. The Small Business Center has facilities in Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Yadkinville.

Harden has been working with prospective and existing business owners for over 20 years in the region as a financial advisor, commercial banker and board member of various economic development organizations. His extensive experience includes partnering with business owners regarding business plans, commercial loans, accounting issues, alternative sources of capital, business resources, and many other issues that face small businesses.

Seminars are scheduled for fall on topics such as: How to Write a Business Plan, Marketing Your Business, The Basics of Bookkeeping, Financing Your Small Business and many more. To register for any of these seminars or to view a complete listing of the upcoming Small Business Center offerings, visit

For information about confidential, one-on-one counseling and resource referrals, contact Mark Harden at or call 336-386-3685. Follow the Small Business Center on Facebook @surrysbc.


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