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On Demand

On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: HP LIFE
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online

November

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Come and learn how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans. Learn how to apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting, develop strategies to build or improve their business’ credit, and protect themselves from credit-related scams and know what to do if their business becomes a victim. Taught by Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Business’ Tuesdays sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.
Speaker: Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank
Location: Webinar, Online
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn the importance of business budgeting. Entrepreneurs will learn how to create simple budgets along with tips on how to manage cash flow and payroll.

December

Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Come and learn about the different types of commercial leases that are used in the industry, the additional steps and documentation that is required for commercial leases (as opposed to residential leases), the basic legal rights and remedies available in most commercial leases, and other provisions to consider such as signage and zoning requirements, ADA accessibility requirements, and exclusive use provisions. Attendees will leave the seminar understanding the differing legal options in commercial leases as opposed to residential leases, the types of commercial leases available, and a better understanding of some boilerplate commercial provisions. Taught by Sheila Huggins, Shelia A. Huggins, PLLC. NOTE: The Frontier@RTP has a Food Truck Rodeo every Friday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. So grab your lunch and bring it to the seminar.
Speaker: Sheila Huggins, Shelia A. Huggins, PLLC.
Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Come and learn the importance of record keeping along with what documents entrepreneurs should keep and for how long. Entrepreneurs will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business. Taught by Cherelle James, My Local CFO
Speaker: Cherelle James, My Local CFO
Location: Webinar, Online
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Financing
Come and learn the essentials of financial management. Learn how to apply financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for your small business. Learn how to prepare for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans. Taught by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Business’ Tuesdays (on a Wednesday) sponsored by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of Durham Builds: Building Successful Business in Durham Wednesdays co-sponsored with the Durham County Library.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Come and learn the purpose of cash flow management in a small business. Learn how to make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle and identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables. Work more effectively with technical experts. Taught by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Business’ Tuesdays (on a Wednesday) sponsored by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of Durham Builds: Building Successful Business in Durham Wednesdays co-sponsored with the Durham County Library.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Come and learn how to understand your business’ insurance needs. Learn how to choose the insurance products that are best for your business. Taught by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Business’ Tuesdays (on a Wednesday) sponsored by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of Durham Builds: Building Successful Business in Durham Wednesdays co-sponsored with the Durham County Library.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn how to create a marketing strategy that supports your business goals. This seminar will cover some of the best marketing tools that are free or at a very low-cost and explore creative ways to promote your business without breaking the bank or your budget. Taught by Melissa Terrell, Women’s Business Center.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell, Women’s Business Center
Location: Webinar, Online

January

Monday, January 22, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
You have an idea for a food business, now you’re wondering what to do with it. What would it take to bring it to life? Will customers pay for it? Can it be profitable? Come explore these and other questions that help entrepreneurs assess whether a food business idea might be profitable and sustainable. Taught by Dani Black, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting.