Yesterday was all about marketing. We partnered with Craven Community College Small Business Center and the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce to host an INTENSIVE & EXTENSIVE marketing summit to a full house of bustling entrepreneurs. A special thanks to our rockstar team member Tonya Snider & TenBiz for blazing the path to get this done. Carolina Small Business Development Fund
EMFS has been working with WNC consulting firm TenBiz , and director Tonya Snider! Tenbiz is providing advanced-level business consulting services to EMFS clients at no charge! Services include advanced planning, accounting, graphic design, legal, and other professional services. If you're interested in accessing these services and think you might be a good fit, complete this interest form:


Empowering Nonprofit Success!!

Ripl Agency
The Courier-Tribune
Randolph Community College
Empowering Nonprofit Success 👊 @ our BREAKTHROUGH Business Summit this year @ Randolph Community College!!! Register today @ tinyurl.com/sbcbbs2019

So thankful to our sponsors! 🖤
United Way of Randolph County
Ripl Agency
The Courier-Tribune
Randolph Community College Foundation

#nonprofit #asheboronc #tenbiz TenBiz

tenBiz,Inc. is the small business owners source of training, mentoring and problem solving. Tonya has served in the economic development arena in Western North Carolina since 1998 through various roles including management and leadership, lending, consulting, classroom facilitation, and Advisory Boards.

Operating as usual

Photos from Stanly Community College SBC's post 04/27/2022

TenBiz has been on the road training the entire month of April. Great event and turnout today!

Photos from Southwestern Community College NC's post 03/14/2022

We are so thankful to have been given the great honor of helping create and then teach this program for the last 8 years!! Appalachian Farm School is always a wonderful experience and having little Ayda with us this year made it even more special!

Good luck with your business ventures and congrats on putting in the hard work!


Are you training your team? Workers value learning in today's competitive environment and we can help you provide it to them!


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Congrats Emily, we look forward to working with you!

The Small Business Center at Montgomery Community College is pleased to welcome Emily Tucker as its new director! Tucker replaces Savannah Heath who was recently hired by Montgomery County as its director of economic development. Read more here: https://www.montgomery.edu/news/small-business-center-welcomes-new-director/


We are helping a very well-known and respected general contracting firm in the Cashiers, NC area hire a full-time Construction Superintendent position. Management and construction experience is needed, preferably in custom, high-end residential. Equally important are demonstrated work ethic, leadership/management skills and the ability to take initiative. This person must be a professional who can multi-task and simultaneously supervise numerous projects. Competitive salary and benefits offered, along with an established team and exceptional work environment.

Please contact us at [Email hidden] to apply or for additional information.


Ready to grow in 2021?


Come join us for the biggest event of the year!!!


Hiring a part-time administrative support person for a very busy realtor client located in Franklin. Flexible hours that vary, approximately 10 hours per week, dependent on ebb and flow of workload. Real estate experience or knowledge is a huge bonus, but not required. This job would be perfect for someone who wants flexible, part-time income. Added bonus: much of this can be done remotely. Pay starts at $10/hour.

If interested, please send resume and any other relevant info for consideration to [email protected].

Timeline photos 06/24/2020

Timeline photos

In case you missed it! We are OPEN! We’ve done our part to make sure you and your family are safe while enjoying our escape rooms!

We are open Thur - Sat 12-8 by reservation only! Feel free to call us to reserve your room or book online!

We took the time to participate in the program to ensure we are keeping our guests and staff safe!

Thanks for allowing us to be your safe entertainment option!

Trump Signs Bill Easing Paycheck Protection Program Requirements 06/05/2020

Trump Signs Bill Easing Paycheck Protection Program Requirements

PPP requirements have been relaxed, which should be a huge help to small businesses. Please reach out to us with questions!

Trump Signs Bill Easing Paycheck Protection Program Requirements President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that gives employers more flexibility when using Paycheck Protection Program funds and applying for loan forgiveness.

Timeline photos 05/28/2020

This! 💯

🙌 I think we could all use this reminder! These last couple of months have taught us all so much about ourselves, about our community, and so much more! What we all need to be reminded of is to be kind! Be kind to one another! No one knows the struggles, the hardships, the stress, the journey!

Kindness doesn’t cost us anything! Being kind because we care about one another! Be kind because it’s the right thing to do! Be kind because you don’t know someone’s struggles!

I love this community and this small town! I strive everyday to be kind and I think we could all use a little more kindness!

Love you all! 🙌😍😉


We have been waiting for this announcement! Over the past several weeks we have helped a lot of businesses apply for the business government relief packages. Our first round of clients received their SBA loan advances in their accounts today! PPP loans are also being processed and our first client is receiving their deposit tomorrow. If you want tenBiz to help you apply for any of these loan programs, reach out to us. Money is going into business accounts NOW so we finally know that the hard work and diligence is paying off!

Photos from TenBiz's post 03/25/2020

We work with the best clients. These clients are struggling with hardships through this time but have chosen to be giving of items critically needed for professionals to perform their job. May we all learn to give what we can, accept help when we need, and be strong in our pursuit of a better tomorrow.


Check out the newest offering tenBiz has put together this week to serve Small Business Center's and their clients across the entire state of NC. Register through their website, www.ncsbc.net.


Please plan on joining us on this day!

While the proposed HWY 107 Project will impact a significant number of people in Jackson County, no-one is affected more than the small business owners. If you are a small business owner that anticipates being impacted by the Hwy 107 project, please join us for a full-day packed full of information, resources and networking all designed to support you through this transitional time.


Tri-County Community College Small Business Center partnership to present Makers Marketing Summit! Artists are some of our favorite Entrepreneurs.


Hospitality Managers and Front Line positions are available.


We are so grateful for all of our clients and partnerships. Merry Christmas to all of you!


tenBiz is delivering an awesome "GROW AgriBusiness Summit" at Sampson Community College today in Clinton, NC! Great speakers, networking and food!

Photos from TenBiz's post 10/14/2019

tenBiz and REAL Entrepreneurship working and learning this week at the NACCE Conference in Newport Beach, California. What a great group of innovative and passionate entrepreneurship educators.


Take the time to read this and think about it. Do you Shop Local every opportunity you have? They are literally the backbone of our local economy and they can’t survive on tourism alone.

So from our farmers to our brick and mortar businesses, take time to visit them and support our local business owners.

Think about this for just a minute! 🤔

Our communities thrive because of our small businesses. There the ones that stimulate our economy, employ us and our families, support every program and non profit under the sun! So giving then some love should be the easy part!

Even if that business doesn’t sell what you like/want, they still need your support. So like their social media page, their post, comment, share their post or even buy a present or gift certificate for someone that would enjoy it!

There are so many ways you can support the small businesses in our community, so what do you say?! Do they have your support? Let’s show it!

No Ordinary Egg Hunt - 828 Escape 04/11/2019

No Ordinary Egg Hunt - 828 Escape

This sure does sound fun!! 🙌

No Ordinary Egg Hunt - 828 Escape We are pleased to announce the first “No Ordinary Egg Hunt” taking place in Sylva. Participants will explore our beautiful downtown community and visit our local businesses while completing a series of riddles leading them to different locations. This “Egg Hunt” will be conducted Saturday, A...


We get asked all the time what is an escape room...watch this to find out more and go check them out!


Thank you SBCN for including tenBiz in your powerful event!

We're at the North Carolina Community Colleges Small Business Center Network Spring Conference!!! What a GREAT session with Tonya and Dean from TenBiz!!!!

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Sylva, NC

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Southwestern Community College - College and Career Readiness Southwestern Community College - College and Career Readiness
447 College Drive
Sylva, 28779

We offer classes and assistance to students seeking to earn their high school equivalency, improve their work skills, or learn English as a second language.

Shirley Knapp-Holistic Continuing Education Shirley Knapp-Holistic Continuing Education
32 Razorback TR
Sylva, 28779

Providing holistic continuing education for Nurses, Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, Reflexologists

Smoky Mountain High School FFA Chapter Smoky Mountain High School FFA Chapter
100 Smoky Mountain Dr
Sylva, 28779

Growing in the education of Agriculture

Western North Carolina Teen Institute (WNCTI) Western North Carolina Teen Institute (WNCTI)
25 Schulman St
Sylva, 28779

WNC Teen Institute trains, mobilizes, and empowers youth to prevent substance abuse and destructive behaviors in themselves and their peers.

Wonderworks Music Studio Wonderworks Music Studio
174 E Sylva Shopping Ctr
Sylva, 28779

Music classes for all ages!

whitewater-rescue.com whitewater-rescue.com
347 Paddlers Trl
Sylva, 28779

Whitewater-rescue.com is a whitewater training facility in Western North Carolina

Measure's End Music Studio Measure's End Music Studio
Sylva, 28779

Measure's End Music Studio, www.measuresend.com, (founded by Annie Harlow in 2003) is a source for music lessons in Jackson County. A variety of offerings include group and private instrumental lessons, and preschool parent child music classes.

Jackson County Parents as Teachers Jackson County Parents as Teachers
116 Jackson Street
Sylva, 28779

Parent education and support, focused on home visitation.

JCPS Student Support Services JCPS Student Support Services
398 Hospital Road
Sylva, 28779

Communicating student needs with community members who are looking for a way to get involved and contribute to student success.