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Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A freelance definition of personal vision is a person’s ability to create a look into the future to establish future goals for career, family, finances, etc…. Organizational vision depends on the leader’s personal vision for their business which should also be filled with passion and realistic goal setting. The vision board event will be full of discussions about your vision for your business. The Vision Board event will speak to the Vision of Leadership Development, Passion in Leadership, and Goal Setting for small business. Creating and restoring personal or organizational vision, ignites the passion needed to fulfill purpose for everyone involved. Sign up today for your opportunity to participate in this Vision Boards for Small Business Event!”
Speaker: Nikki Diggs Life and career coach
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you familiar with the challenges of managing and leading a non-profit organization? Have you considered the primary areas of focus to be efficient and effective in delivering to your community? . This seminar carefully details the many aspects of keeping your non-profit organization productive and profitable.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson

Financing

Thursday, November 03, 2016 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 answers to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan. Your credit score is also important in determining the interest rate of your loans, your insurance premiums and deposits required for phone and utility services. As of October 1, 2005, every adult in North Carolina has been able to receive a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus. Do you understand these reports and how to read them? In this three-hour seminar we will discuss the history of credit scoring, how to read a credit report and what factors are used in calculating your FICO or Beacon score. You will learn the legal tricks credit bureaus do not reveal on how to raise your score simply by the way you use your credit cards, treat inquiries, make your payments and carry balances. This seminar will also include information about the importance of maintaining good credit and the positive financial consequences it produces. Using several proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days. Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Bob Moore
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
M-Z GRANT WRITING - This is the second seminar of a 2-part series that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to effectively complete a grant application and how to build a database of grant foundations, private and governmental. You'll also learn how to prepare and submit successful grant proposals by covering all of the main components, A-Z. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Earn a Certificate! This is a part of the "Nonprofit Thursday's" Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Complete 6 sessions in a calendar year (Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2016)and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.
Speaker: Gypsie Murdaugh

Managing a Business

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
“Time Management for Small Business Owners” can show you how to get the most out of your time. The program can show you how to better handle the tasks, people and stuff in life that effect your time. What would be a perfect workday for you? Can you describe it? The program will include: -- Understanding how much time you really have -- Planning on purpose and planning with a purpose -- Setting and tracking priorities: Are you trying to do too much? -- Timelines and deadlines: How to do three things at once -- What to do in times of crisis and conflict -- How to handle the information avalanche -- Getting it done and having a life.
Speaker: Mike Collins

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. There is no better time to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business! Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service or work business-to- business, or have a nonprofit in need of outreach, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out 2016 on a high note.
Speaker: Mary Anne Gerney, Oakland Publishing Services & Constant Contact Consultant
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Women under 30 are predominantly on Instagram and over 30 on Pinterest with greater overlap occurring daily and a greater number of men joining rapidly. By using both of these social media platforms, you maximize your exposure. Martin shows the effective and correct integration of both of these platforms. Understanding which is the right one to use and in what combination is key to maximizing your profitability. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Earn a Certificate! This is a part of the "Cyber Wednesday's" Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the 4th Wednesday (August - November) of each month. Complete 3 sessions by Dec. 31, 2016 and receive a Online Training Certificate of completion.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
So many times you attend a workshop that tells you how to use Social Media, but there is never enough time to learn all the features of each platform. In this workshop, you will learn how to use your Facebook business page and all of the tools it provides. We will explore how to integrate your Facebook page to other social media accounts and MORE! ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Earn a Certificate! This is a part of the "Cyber Wednesday's" Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the 4th Wednesday (August - November) of each month. Complete 3 sessions by Dec. 31, 2016 and receive a Online Training Certificate of completion.
Speaker: Tamell Green, CEO Metamorphosis "Simple Business Transformation"

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

Nonprofit

Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Each year, the IRS revokes the exemption status for thousands of nonprofits across the country. During this seminar, you will learn the proper guidelines to put into place, and the best practices to implement within your nonprofit to insure its longevity and solvency. Participants will learn the importance of board oversight and participation, fiscal transparency and utilizing ethical, legal and financial standards to obtain and maintain its exemption status on both the federal and state levels. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Earn a Certificate! This is a part of the "Nonprofit Thursday's" Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Complete 6 sessions in a calendar year (Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2016)and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.
Speaker: Sandra Dales, President JMT Enterprises
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you familiar with the challenges of managing and leading a non-profit organization? Have you considered the primary areas of focus to be efficient and effective in delivering to your community? . This seminar carefully details the many aspects of keeping your non-profit organization productive and profitable. This is a part of the "Nonprofit Thursday's" Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Complete 6 sessions in a calendar year (Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2016)and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson, CEO Earnest Harvest, LLC
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This two part course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to: Effectively complete a grant application Build a database of grant foundations, private and governmental Prepare and submit successful grant proposals by covering all the main components, A-Z. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Earn a Certificate! This is a part of the "Nonprofit Thursday's" Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Complete 6 sessions in a calendar year (Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2016)and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.
Speaker: Gypsie Murdaugh