Our history runs deep here, and we love to support our businesses. We hope that Rutherfordton becomes part of your entrepreneurial future.
Running your own business is exciting and sometimes overwhelming, and we want to make it as painless as possible. We can assist with a business plan, which is a road map for your business; tax information; legal references; financial planning, and many other details that are required to make your new business a success. Below is our new business information, including resource lists for you. There are many resources, but these resources are the basic guides and local agencies that can assist you in your new business.
New Business Resource Guide - complete with checklists and the essential information to get you started.
Market Analysis & Business Development Strategy - a strategy guide that outlines key markets to tap into to foster growth in Rutherfordton.
Isothermal Small Business Center - a member of the NC Community College System Small Business Center Network(SBCN), their services are provided to the local community at a low or NO cost.
On June 20th at 10am, RTR will host a Social Media Workshop. This workshop is a great opportunity for those interested in learning more about social media and how to make the most of your media presence for your business. The workshop will cover topics such as:
- Google My Business
- How to set up pages for your business - Social Media Tips and Tricks
- Content Creation and Scheduling
- Online Advertising using Social Media
- and Other Digital Marketing Strategies
The workshop will also offer an opportunity to network with other downtown business owners and learn what they have done to boost their social media presence.
In coordination with Locable, our technology partner that automates cross-promotion in Rutherfordton, we hope you find these resources helpful for you and your business.
A step-by-step guide to small business marketing online - specific steps you should take broken down into small steps, usually just 15-minute activities
Local marketing plans addressing common local industries - simple activities you can do consistently to promote your business and support the community, most of the suggestions are entirely free
New website checklist - use this to make sure your site is ready or find things that are holding you back. If you need a new website, Locable has offered a $50 discount off any of their small business website plans starting at $375 with code "rutherfordton"
Ways to use your website to support your sales efforts - most of the attention business owners give to their website is around attracting leads but this shows how you can leverage your website and content to convert more leads into customers
5 reasons to add a donations request page to your website - learn how to support the community on your terms and be recognized for your contributions
Reach more people by recognizing employees and partners - this free download breaks down the process of creating 'recognition' posts that can powerfully help you promote your business
Simplify Hiring and Retention for Your Small Business (Webinar) - use simple marketing techniques to improve employee or volunteer retention while attracting new hires