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

Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn techniques to assist business or organization in becoming customer focused while building morale among employees.
Speaker: Stephanie Credle
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

Managing a Business

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The presentation we will cover: 1. The terms "heirs property"/collective family land ownership; 2. discuss benefits and challenges of this type of landownership; and 3. how to address the challenges of this type of landownership. We will take an in depth look at estate planning. Many people believe they do not have an "estate" for which they need to plan. Therefore, this discussion will break down the necessity of planning regardless of your asset level, including how estate planning documents can be useful while you are alive.
Speaker: Mavis Gragg
Monday, April 24, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A new financing option for small businesses presented by a legal specialist with the NC Secretary of State's office.
Speaker: Leo John

Managing Employees

Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn techniques to assist your business or organization develop leadership skills among employees and promote professional development.
Speaker: Stephanie Credle

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

Tax Planning

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
? Learn specific details about various tax laws and regulations as they relate to Small Business Ownership.
Speaker: Rhonda High - NC Dept of Revenue

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn techniques that will help to enhance your brand and key marketing tips to promote your business.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn what's new and how to maximize Linkedin to market your business
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