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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, whether or not you are ready, questions to answer prior to starting the business, where business ideas come from, governmental requirements, and available resources. This session is the perfect place to bring all your startup questions. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
Speaker: LaShon Harley
Thursday, February 01, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With more than 54 million members, there’s no better place to launch your own creative small business. Entrepreneurs and business owners can learn how to sell art work, jewelry, crafts, and vintage items in this easy fast paced class!!!! You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online. Taught by Nick Hawks, “The eBay Guy” and ebay Education Specialist.
Speaker: Nick Hawks

Business Basics

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Learn the key elements of a successful business plan, how to develop one, and why it's important! Find out how to outline your plan, craft a mission statement, analyze the market and the industry, create a financial plan, and locate resources. Taught by Melissa Terrell, Women’s Business Center.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Come and learn how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans. Learn how to apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting, develop strategies to build or improve their business’ credit, and protect themselves from credit-related scams and know what to do if their business becomes a victim. Taught by Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Business’ Tuesdays sponsored by Woodforest National Bank.
Speaker: Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank

Tax Planning

Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Come and learn the importance of record keeping along with what documents entrepreneurs should keep and for how long. Entrepreneurs will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business. Taught by Cherelle James, My Local CFO
Speaker: Cherelle James, My Local CFO

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Learn how to create a marketing strategy that supports your business goals. This seminar will cover some of the best marketing tools that are free or at a very low-cost and explore creative ways to promote your business without breaking the bank or your budget. Taught by Melissa Terrell, Women’s Business Center.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell, Women’s Business Center
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