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Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Owning and running a small business can be one of the most stressful experiences in our society. Trying to manage yourself and others, find sales, deal with customers/government regulations/the marketplace can all be stress creators. How do you deal with it all? Do you sweat, grind your teeth, rant and rave or yell? Or do you suffer quietly and let the stress eat away at your life? In "STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS " you will learn how to deal with your stress. The program will focus on: - Understanding Your Stress Quotient - Pinpointing Your Causes of Stress - Deciding What You Can and Cannot Change - The Big Three: Alter, Accept, Avoid - How To Deal With Difficult People - How to Bring More Enjoyment Into Your Life - Practical Suggestions for Lowering Stress - Why Balance in Life is a Lifesaver All of us who own businesses pay a constantly growing price for the physical and emotional problems we face in our work. Come to "STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS " and learn the keys to managing stress in your business. PRESENTER: Mike Collins, president of The Perfect Workday, and author of The Perfect Workday Book, has been a small business owner for 30+ years. He presents seminars for organizations such as IBM, American Express and a wide range of associations and government agencies.
Speaker: Mike Collins

Financing

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Does your non-profit need funding? Are you looking for governmental agencies and foundations who believe in your organization’s vision and mission? Do you need to learn how to write effective grants? If you need answers and want to learn more about how to seek and procure funding for your organization, Gypsie Murdaugh can share over 20 years of experience in finding funding, writing grants and preparing proposals that work! Many times non-profits have amazing visions and missions of how to help marginalized people and yet struggle to find funding or someone who believes in their cause. Murdaugh will share information that ensures these organizations that there is funding resources. IN THIS SEMINAR YOU’LL LEARN: HOW TO FIND RESOURCES FOR GRANTS; HOW TO COMPLETE A GRANT APPLICATION; HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVE PROPOSALS FOR GRANTS; HOW TO SELL YOUR VISIONS TO FUNDING SOURCES Gypsie Murdaugh has experience as a former attorney, community college instructor/administrator, grant writer, business owner and presently serves as a pastor. She is a certified counselor and consultant for non-profits throughout the Carolinas. Murdaugh has procured millions of dollars in grants over the last 20 years and has been teaching grant writing techniques since 1989.
Speaker: Gypsie Murdaugh
Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Does your non-profit need funding? Are you looking for governmental agencies and foundations who believe in your organization’s vision and mission? Do you need to learn how to write effective grants? If you need answers and want to learn more about how to seek and procure funding for your organization, Gypsie Murdaugh can share over 20 years of experience in finding funding, writing grants and preparing proposals that work! Many times non-profits have amazing visions and missions of how to help marginalized people and yet struggle to find funding or someone who believes in their cause. Murdaugh will share information that ensures these organizations that there is funding resources. IN THIS SEMINAR YOU’LL LEARN: HOW TO FIND RESOURCES FOR GRANTS; HOW TO COMPLETE A GRANT APPLICATION; HOW TO WRITE EFFECTIVE PROPOSALS FOR GRANTS; HOW TO SELL YOUR VISIONS TO FUNDING SOURCES Gypsie Murdaugh has experience as a former attorney, community college instructor/administrator, grant writer, business owner and presently serves as a pastor. She is a certified counselor and consultant for non-profits throughout the Carolinas. Murdaugh has procured millions of dollars in grants over the last 20 years and has been teaching grant writing techniques since 1989.
Speaker: Gypsie Murdaugh

Tax Planning

Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Small business tax reporting can be intimidating at worst and confusing at best. Join us as an accountant explains the basics about trust taxes and income taxes as they relate to your business. Topics include: sales tax compliance, understanding the basics of payroll taxes, and how income from various types of business entities is taxed.
Speaker: Semone Brisson

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you looking to take your business online? Is your current website in need of a makeover? Have you considered tapping into the powerful blogging community? L. Diane Wolfe covers the basics in domains, hosting, and website services. Discover the secrets of successful website design and navigation. Blogs are an attractive business feature, as are social sites - learn to tap into this powerful community. Elevate your company’s online presence and take advantage of the 24/7 shopping experience today!
Speaker: L. Diane Wolfe
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
.Get.It.Done. Hands-On Workshop. It's time to tell your company's story using videos. In this workshop, we will provide you with tips and tricks on how to use YouTube to market your business effectively. Participants will have the opportunity to setup their YouTube accounts, upload a video, and learn how to add captions, tag lines, and descriptions that will help market their videos and promote their company.
Speaker: Renae Simon

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