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Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in Room 319 in the Wayne West Building - As a small business owner, what is your business strategy? You’ve identified your unique selling proposition and have given voice to your business story. Now what? Find and attract your ideal client and build long-term, meaningful business relationships through an actionable business strategy, better branding, engaging web presence, and meaningful traffic—the core pillars of digital marketing. This is the second class of a two part series - First class is Define Your Unique Selling Proposition offered July 13, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Jean Palmer-Moloney
Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Event is located at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. In this session, participants will learn the best business practices and share secrets of success to effectively operate their small businesses.
Speaker: Kristy Rogers Craig, Small Business Center Director
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing, and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Class is located in Room 112 in the Wayne West Building. Learn the essentials of financial and cash flow management in this workshop.
Speaker: Kim Beauchamp, Champion Accounting
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don'ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Class is located in Room 317 in the Wayne West Building. Have you wondered if you can make money blogging? You can. There are hundreds of bloggers each year that make full time incomes from their blogs, and I am one of them. In this class we will walk you through choosing a blog topic, name, and post ideas. After that, we will set up your blog through word press and get you started with scheduling the next 2 months of blog posts with deadlines and social media posts to get your blog off the ground. We will then talk about how to make money from your blog easily and quickly!
Speaker: Brittany Thompson, Social-Caffeine LLC
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Class is located in the 1st floor meeting room in the Bryant Student Center - The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center’s Micro-enterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: NC Rural Economic Development Center
Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar is located on the Carteret Community College Campus You are an author that is gifted or called to write but you also need to be a business professional. What are tools for managing both? What free resources exist to help you manage your business, time and marketing to keep you producing great material that people want to buy. The goal of this class keeps you doing what you are best at as an Author but also getting the business and marketing end handled. Martin Brossman has been a success coach and trainer since 1995 specializing in working with small and micro businesses and authors with limited budgets. To learn more about Martin Brossman just Google his name.
Speaker: Martin Brossman; Success Coach, Trainer, Author
Friday, September 22, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
This seminar is located on the Carteret Community College Campus Identifying your right customer, attracting them and getting them to buy is the focus of this course for Authors. This class is designed for Authors on a limited budget seeking to get real results in the areas of more book sales, more speaking engagements or building expert authority in a field with their writing. If you want more success as an author then make sure to join us. Martin Brossman has over 11 years experience helping small businesses use the web and social media with a limited budget. Martin has written multiple books published on Amazon and coached numerous people in gaining more success with their books. He is also the recipient of his university's highest literary award, the Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award.
Speaker: Martin Brossman; Success Coach, Trainer, Author


On Demand, available until December 31
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