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Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, October 30
Join this ONLINE SEMINAR to learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and help give your online presence a boost! Modules include attracting clients, on-site SEO (Search Engine Optimization), promotion, nurturing clients and customers, getting reviews, and more! This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! It is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. **Please wait up to 1 business day for the webinar link. If you do not receive the link, please contact the SBC**
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.
Monday, October 02, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, October 16
Join this ONLINE SEMINAR to learn the steps to get your business on "Google My Business" and optimize your Google listings. MODULES INCLUDE: Explanation of the importance of optimizing Google listings, Online search for your business, Instructions for setting up your profile and completing the process, Optimization of your listing, Reviews & Best Practices, and a live Q & A call to follow up the class. Also included is a special expedited verification procedure! This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! It is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. **Please wait up to 1 business day for the webinar link. If you do not receive the link, please contact the SBC**
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.
Thursday, October 05, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Facebook is the largest social media platform, with over 1.5 billion users worldwide. Businesses can use this free platform to reach new customers. In this course, we’ll talk about overall Facebook strategies, as well as logistics such as setting up your business page, scheduling posts, using analytics, advertising, and more. The JCC Small Business Center is partnering with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for this seminar. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. We recommend that each student bring their personal laptop for the session. This event is co-sponsored with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how to grow your small business with government contracts for your products and services. The instructor will give information on marketing your small business to the government as well as how to sign up to bid on contracts. Each student/attendee must register separately with their own email address.
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.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the basics of writing grant proposals for non-profit organizations. Understand the grant writing process, marketing your proposal to government agencies and foundations, as well as other tips for success. Most non-profits are small businesses and need the basics. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
What is your retirement goal? This seminar is designed to help educate business owners about tools and strategies to help make building, running and preserving a business easier. Attendees will learn retirement strategies, plans for business with or without employees and much more. Students/attendees should have computer skills, keyboard and mouse skills. Students/attendees please 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