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Cleveland Community College Small Business Center
The LeGrand Center

Phone: 704-669-4146
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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar will identify and discuss, in detail, the factors and topics that are crucial to starting a business. This class is for the entrepreneur, small business owner, or prospective owner.
Speaker: Wayne Grubaugh


Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owner. Questions include, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Learn about different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Becky Sain

Managing a Business

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Maintaining and understanding financial information is critical to operating a profitable business. This seminar will help the small business owner identify methods for maintaining financial records and using key reports (P&L/Cash Flow Statements and Balance Sheet) to operate the business. This seminar will explain how to use these financial statements to identify potential problems before they become a serious threat to the business' survival. This seminar is designed for the small business owner.
Speaker: Michelle Garey

Marketing and Sales

Monday, May 15, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Being part of the online business community is critical today. A small business owner can use their online knowledge to grow their business and take it to the next level. This seminar will provide tips and tactics to use social media wisely and productively. Learn the basics of using a Facebook business page, as well as information on the importance of advertising on Facebook.
Speaker: Bob Beard


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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