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  FREE SEMINARS - From Across the State to Just Down the Road

Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
3rd Annual Small Business Resource Seminar. Business owners will have an opportunity to network with local and state small business owners to explore resources available. Topics covered will include Financing a Small Business, Marketing, Finding Customers, Business Taxes and Business Planning. We are encouraging the experts and novice business owners to attend this informative and interactive session.
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar will provide valuable information on how Entrepreneurship could be the answer for many ex-offenders. Learn how to promote Entrepreneurship as a viable alternative for re-entry.
Thursday, May 04, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Direct marketing for agriculture products has evolved from selling directly to your neighbors from a road side stand or a farmers market. In this session, local food and farm program coordinator for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the NC Growing Together project, will share tools and ideas demonstrating how to gain access to broader markets and getting the word out about agricultural products.
Speaker: Laura Lauffer, NC A&T State University

Customer Relations

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how to effectively utilize market research to help identify and retain loyal customers.
Speaker: Jerry Edmonds

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how to use QuickBooks in you small business. Goals include determining which version to use, Learn 4 levels of operation, how to pay bills, create invoices, receive payments, monitor inventory and complete payroll.
Speaker: Christie Forsht

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn what's new and how to maximize Linkedin to market your business and Network.
Speaker: Christina Williams
Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
? Learn what's new and how to maximize Facebook to market your business..
Speaker: Christina Williams


On Demand, available until June 30
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