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Phone: 910-362-7216
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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Can you still start a business on a limited budget? Could you start a business for $100? Could a limited budget business lead to bigger dollars, more fun and, maybe, a new future? YES! There are lots of small businesses you can create without having a lot of startup dollars. Tons of business ideas are right in front of you; in your home, yard, hobbies, or past or current work experiences. In this seminar participants will discover: • How to find the business that fits you • Where to find resources to get started (easy ways to get a little bit of money) • How to plan your small business like a big business • The Five Resources everyone has to work with • How to turn your little business into a bigger business
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room U-529 Learn the basic skills and strategies needed to start and run a successful sustainable small business organization. The session includes discussions about creating business models, pricing strategies, ownership and stock issues, profit centers and branding. Get tips about market surveying, Internet commerce, making ads pay for themselves.
Speaker: Steve Carver
Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Learn the fundamentals of selecting the right profit centers for a small business. Business planning details and components will be discussed. Study important strategies to help every small business earn more profits. The small business owner will enhance their marketing, surveying, forecasting, pricing and risk management skills.
Speaker: Steve Carver

Business Basics

Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 This seminar is designed for small business owners who are open to learning simple, yet effective ways to make massive changes in their businesses. You’d better come thirsty because this is going to like “drinking from a fire hose of business knowledge!” You will walk away with a notebook full of action items that you can immediately implement into your business. The content is loaded with fresh information, case studies, and best practices that will empower you to take immediate action on the things that you will learn.
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire
Friday, February 09, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Do you have the Mindset of a Booming Business Owner? How you think determines your results! Learn invaluable tips and begin thinking outside of the box to transform your business and achieve extraordinary results!
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire

Business Accounting and Budget

Monday, January 22, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ROOM U-529 An extensive overview for small business owners of the desktop software that covers: features & benefits; navigation, implementation costs, time-saving and convenience features, reporting and tax compliance features, pitfalls, learning curve, bank feeds. Gives small business owners a head start on the learning curve; also provides small business with a reality check on the D-I-Y accounting process and what to expect.
Speaker: Semone Brisson

Tax Planning

Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
ROOM U-529 The basics of payroll and sales tax; how partnerships and LLC’s and S-Corps “pay” income taxes; planning for estimated taxes, small business licenses and tax ID’s. This a great overview to help business owners understand enough about the basics to help keep them out of trouble."
Speaker: Semone Brisson
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