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Business Basics

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter
Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This course is to help introduce Spanish-speaking business owners to the variety of resources available to assit with their business needs. Topics include: *How to register my business? *Basic Tax Information *Who can I ask for help? *Small Business Center *Chamber of Commerce *CCC&TI There will also be time to ask questions and offer suggestion about future courses. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: Marta Lazo
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Attendees identify internal and external factors to consider in setting prices for products and services and learn to estimate potential market share. Business examples demonstrate how to evaluate pricing methods, develop sales forecasts, and measure market potential for products and services. The seminar introduces breakeven analysis as a tool to assist the entrepreneur in measuring financial feasibility. Activities identify the kinds of data needed to project the revenue, start-up, and operating costs of a business.
Speaker: Arlene Childers
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter

Financing

Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar, attendees focus on the importance of market research and target market when developing a marketing plan. Learn how Marketing Mix decisions can be made using the 5 P's of Marketing. Attendees identify target market segments and develop a marketing strategy for a sample business using SWOT Analysis.
Speaker: Arlene Childers
Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the various alternatives to financing a small business and the risks involved. The seminar introduces break-even analysis as a tool to assist the entrepreneur in measuring financial feasibility. Activities identify the kinds of data needed to project the revenue, start-up, and operating costs of a business. The seminar helps attendees develop an understanding of cash flow and break even analysis and its relationship to business planning.
Speaker: Arlene Childers
Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Keeping good financial records is a critical step in managing a successful enterprise. This seminar addresses the financial records needed for good business management. Attendees develop systems and practices for collecting necessary information for tax reporting and business decision-making.
Speaker: Arlene Childers

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