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Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Creating and maintaining thorough business records is essential. These records will help you analyze your business's profitability, stay out of trouble with tax authorities, and maintain positive relationships with clients and vendors. For the most part, you can choose any record keeping system that works for you. However, laws and best practices require/suggest specific methods of record keeping and lengths of time to keep different types of records. Certain records are key to all businesses, however, and we'll discuss a few of the most important ones in this seminar: Why keep records, what kind of records to keep, what is a chart of accounts, how to record business transactions, types of bookkeeping systems, how long to keep records? Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An excellent credit score is now considered to be 740 points or higher. Should you have one credit card or four? Should you pay off your balances every month or carry a balance? Should you carry a credit card even though you have not used it in years? The answer to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. If you have excellent credit, this seminar is still for you to learn how to keep your good credit. You will find many answers in this seminar. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know the basic beginning bookkeeping methods needed to run a business? Join this session to learn from an expert what it takes to effectively manage the finances of your business. Even if you use an Accountant or CPA, you need to understand some of the basics. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This session is an introduction and overview to QuickBooks, one of the most widely used accounting packages for small businesses today. The two part session will show how you can use QuickBooks in a small business. Students/attendees should have computer skills, keyboard and mouse skills. Students/attendees please register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. *This seminar will be held on Main Campus - Wilson Building C2021 in Smithfield, NC*
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
At the end of the day, your business must recognize a profit. A business that is losing money will soon find itself out of business. Cash Flow/budget problems lead the list of causes for Small Business failure. It can happen to good people. Regardless of your passion and the excellence of your product, Cash Flow problems can bring an unplanned end to your small business. This seminar will show you how to quickly spot positive and negative Cash Flow indicators. You will understand simple ways to guide your business to a profitable and secure future. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is a continuation of 'Intro to QuickBooks Part 1' and is an overview and introduction to QuickBooks. As a small business owner or potential owner, you will learn how this system can be used in your small business with planning and operations. Some of the changes between current versions will be discussed. Attendee should have computer skills, keyboard, and mouse skills. It is highly recommended that students pre-register and attend ‘Intro to QuickBooks Part 1' before attending this seminar. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. *This seminar will be held on Main Campus - Wilson Building C2021 in Smithfield, NC*
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the step-by-step process to start a non-profit business the right way, before you get started. Included are basics on what a non-profit business is and the key steps to forming a non-profit. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Before selecting a business structure, you should understand each structure, its unique issues, and tax consequences. This seminar will review the various structures a business can take - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc. the advantages and disadvantages of each one. The presenter will also discuss some accounting requirements pertinent for small businesses and any special accounting situations related to each type. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Trade shows, expos and networking events can be excellent ways to attract business…if you understand that they are netWORKing events. They are not net-eating, net-visiting, net-standing-around-waiting-for-someone-to-talk-to-you-events. These events can establish your credibility, help you meet new prospects, network with current customers and allies, and even practice new sales techniques. In this seminar, you will learn how to determine your networking and show mission, turn trade show contacts into sales, how to prepare for the event, how should your booth or table look, and much more.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A strong business plan is a critical part of business success. Set yourself up for the success of your small business with proper planning. This workshop covers the basics you need to put together a business plan that will assist you with startup, running, or funding your business. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you exploring financial options for starting or maintaining a small business? If so, this is a seminar that you don't want to miss. During this seminar learn important information on what it takes to get funding for your small business. Learn what the banks and lenders expect from you as the business owner. Find out the documents to take to the lender. Learn about lending sources, where to go for the money. This seminar is a must for the savvy business owner. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you unsure of how to manage the information, files, and the type of deductions you need to support your small business reporting to the IRS? This seminar is full of information to help your business thrive by relieving some of your tax stress. Learn the types of small business taxes you will need to report, types of deductions, deadlines, and much more. Attendees should bring their fully charged laptops for a hands-on approach. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Monday, October 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist nonprofit leaders in understanding the purpose and roles of developing a board of directors that will lead the organization into reaching its full potential. The seminar will provide essential information that will include why a nonprofit must have a board, who should be on the board, how many should be on the board, the roles and responsibilities of a board. Please be sure your, current and potential board members attend this informative seminar.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This session covers the basics of North Carolina tax compliance ranging from withholding for employee salaries, sales and use tax requirements, and more. Information provided will help small business owners understand the types of small business taxes as well as the deadlines. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In North Carolina who can you hire, are there age limits, what documentation is necessary, is the worker a contractor or an employee, how much and how do you pay a worker, how many hours can a person work, plus much more that will be covered in this great seminar. Information is based on N.C. Labor and Wage Department requirements. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bylaws define how a nonprofit organization will be managed and how it will run. They create a framework for the organization. This seminar is a guideline for starting and understanding the process. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Your programs are the highest priority for any nonprofit manager or director. Revenue generation is the second. New ways for nonprofits to raise revenue spring into existence every year, but where those funds come from often stays the same year after year. There is a small inventory of methods that should form the backbone of your fundraising efforts. These are, your "bread and butter." Come and learn more of “How to put the funds into your Fundraising efforts.”
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar will give a dynamic overview of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, blogging and free online directories for your Small Business. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A U. S. Department of Labor Investigator will discuss federal labor information which includes Exempt versus Non-Exempt Employee, is the person a contractor or hourly employee, other Wage and Hour discussions for small businesses. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Have you always dreamed of starting a small business, but did know where or how to begin? This seminar will give you much information on the first baby steps for the beginning process of starting a small business. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Most non-profits are small businesses with very few employees. Will your non-profit accept donations and volunteers? Will contributions to your organization be deductible? How do you set up the organization? Come to the seminar for answers. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.

HP LIFE

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