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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar. The seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Earn Your Certificate! This seminar is part of the Spring 2015 REAL Entrepreneurship Series. Five (5) stand-alone seminars explore key issues related to starting or expanding a business. Topics include: self-assessment, business idea and site feasibility, legal structure, marketing, and business financials. Attend four (4) or more seminars in the Spring 2015 NC REAL series to earn your NC REAL Business Planning Certificate.
Speaker: Deborah Hardison Derek Williams

Financing

Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
What your nonprofit does--your programs--is the highest priority for any nonprofit manager. revenue generation is the second. New ways for nonprofits to raise revenue spring into existence every year, but where those funds come from stays pretty much the same year after year. There is also a basic inventory of methods that should form the backbone of your fundraising efforts. These are, literally, your "bread and butter." Come and learn more of “How to put the funds into your Fundraising efforts.” •Ten essentials you need to know concerning Fundraising. •Tips Concerning -Individual Funding -Better Fundraising •8 Ways to Raise 2,500 (or More) in 10 days (or less). •Writing a Donation letter that Seals The Deal •Ongoing VS Episodic Funding •What Does an Online Donor Look Like?
Speaker: Sam Gore
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is the 1st of the 2-part Grant writing 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 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.
Speaker: Gypsie Murdaugh
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is the 2nd of the 2-part Grant writing 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.
Speaker: Gypsie Murdaugh

Managing a Business

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Time Management Secrets of High Achievers Join us to learn how to control the holiday craziness (work, life, family, travel)
Speaker: Russ Seagle

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you overwhelmed by those receipts in your shoebox? Do you feel disorganized or have some nagging questions you would like answered? Topics covered include: accrual and cash basis methods of accounting; expenses and revenues; single-entry versus double-entry accounting systems, and a simple example of a manual bookkeeping system anyone can use to prepare their annual profit and loss. Attend this seminar now, so your tax preparer won’t yell at you next April. The presenter, an experienced accountant, provides the participant with down to earth suggestions that are practical and easy to follow.
Speaker: Semone Brissone

HP LIFE

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