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Transylvania County

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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Seminar: How to Negotiate the Perfect Workplace Lease Date: October 26, 2017 Day: Thursday Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM Location: BRCC Transylvania Campus Room: TRCT 217 Description: Learn how to read a lease and find all the obvious and hidden “gotcha” clauses that may should be eliminated or modified – and business terms that should be added - before you sign that lease. You will be introduced to terms and concepts that will minimize your leasing risk and lower your occupancy cost – both initially, and if unexpected circumstances come your way. Bring in your lease and ask questions. Be ready for your next lease renewal or negotiation. This is not presented by an attorney and is no legal advice will be given. This course covers the myriad business-points of the lease only.
Speaker: Craig Melby, CCIM

Business Basics

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
How to Start a Business and Form an LLC Location: BRCC Transylvania County Campus - Brevard Date: October 24, 2017 Time: 1:00-5:00 PM Building: Transylvania County Campus Room: 149 Cost: Program is offered at no charge, due to sponsor support, from the State of North Carolina and Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center. 1:00-5:00 PM - Designed for pre-start and start-up business owners that want to learn more about what it takes to start a for-profit organization using the popular Limited Liability Company (LLC) form of business. Topics will include: how to create an operating agreement, how major business decisions are made and what fees and licenses are required. You’ll also learn how to choose a unique name that meets state requirements. All attendees will receive a copy of the book - 'Form Your Own Limited Liability Company' a $44.99 value FREE with registration.
Speaker: Michelle Tracz, CPA, CFE, CGMA, PLLC

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seminar: Basics of Bookkeeping Date: November 16, 2017 Day: Thursday Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania County Campus Building: TRCT Room: 218 Seminar: Basics of Bookkeeping Description: This seminar introduces the new or prospective business owner to the fundamentals of understanding the types of financial transactions that are the most common and provides information about how to properly record them. The seminar also introduces the three most important financial reports: cash flow, profit & loss and balance sheet statement, and discusses how business owners use them to make the best-informed business decisions.
Speaker: Gary C. Heisey

Tax Planning

Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seminar: Your Small Business Taxes Date: November 2, 2017 Day: Thursday Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania County Campus Building: Applied Technology Building Room: 218 Description: Your Small Business Taxes Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Gary C. Heisey

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seminar: How to Find Your Customers Date: October 26 Day: Thursday Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania County Campus Building: Applied Technology Building Room: 218 How to Find Your Customers Description: Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Gary C. Heisey
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