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Confidential Business Counseling

Small Business Centers provide local, experienced counselors as advisors for new and existing businesses. Available on an as needed basis, this confidential service acts as a sounding board for new ideas and/or concerns you may have about your business. Our professional staff will help you find solutions to your challenging business questions. No question is too simple or complicated. There is no charge for this service.

Business Seminars and Workshops

Small Business Centers offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops to help small businesses become successful. Some of the topics include:

  • How to Start a Business
  • How to write a Business Plan
  • Financing Your Business
  • Bookkeeping and Taxes
  • Marketing for Success

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Do you want to increase your sales and attract more leads to your business? Google is a fantastic marketing tool that allows business owners to stand out online, connect with customers and take advantage of a number of features to grow a business. This course touches on a broad range of subjects to cover both the basics as well as advanced concepts and strategies. This course provides step-by-step information for all levels of knowledge - from adding or claiming your business on Google Local, to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) concepts, and attaining a complete understanding of Google My Business features.
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, M.B.A., Co-Founder of NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency & Simply Social Marketing Academy & Amazon Bestselling Author of the Upcoming Book: Marketing to Main Street
Monday, May 01, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Starting and running a small business--especially if you are managing other people--can be one of the most stressful experience in life. The stress not only makes operating your business more difficult it can be harmful to your health. In Stress & Sanity you’ll learn what are the most stressful areas of running a small business and how to lower your stress level. There will be special attention given to money and people stress. Come and discover dozens of ways to keep running a small business from making you crazy!
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets. Our instructor-led seminar is conducted in the 2013 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist.
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith

Business Basics

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Microsoft® Office Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher offers a large selection of "building blocks" that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates online sharing and mail merge features, which are handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers. With a user-friendly interface, Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications. In this course, you will learn how to create, format, edit and share publications.
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith
Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This Introduction to PowerPoint 2010-2016 training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010-2016. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith

Tax Planning

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The North Carolina Department of Revenue, NC Secretary of State and NC Industrial Commission will present a seminar entitled “Business Essentials.” Each agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. Department of Revenue – Covers the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenters and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Speaker: Rhonda High, North Carolina Department of Revenue Customer Education Officer Rhonda High, NC Department of Revenue Customer Education Officer


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
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