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Fayetteville Technical Community Small Business Center
Center for Business and Industry building
Fayetteville

Phone: 910-678-8462
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Fayetteville Technical Community College Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training, and resource information.  Our professional staff helps to find solutions to challenging business questions, assistance in the creation of a business plan and other areas that would generate growth/expansion of existing businesses. No question is too simple or complicated. Whether you have a desire to start a new business or want to take professional development courses, the Small Business Center has something to offer you.

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Events

Business Basics

Monday, July 31, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Friday, August 04
Camp is open to rising 6th graders through rising 9th graders. In an atmosphere that promotes fun and learning, Youth Entrepreneurship Camp participants will be introduces to entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Through community asset identification, youth will identify opportunities for small business ventures. As a member of a team, participants will go through the business planning process to create and implement a business plan. Specific camp goals include: to gain understanding of entrepreneurship as a viable career plan; to generate business ideas to create an atmosphere of fun; to experience life in a college setting ; and to meet and lean from successful entrepreneurs.

Managing a Business

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you taking ownership of your online presence, and making sure your business is showing up on the FREE local listings? Are you looking to see what your customers are saying or not saying about your business? Learn how to submit your business to Google, Yelp, Bing and other directories. This seminar will cover how to ask your customers for reviews, what to do if you get a bad review, how to manage those reviews.
Speaker: Todd Lyden

Customer Relations

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
According to the American Express study, released in July, 61% of 1,000 American consumers surveyed, think that good customer service is more important amid economic instability, and they are willing to spend an average of 9% more at a retailer that provides it. Your business and sales staff need the tools to make sure you are tracking and automating your engagement with clients and customers. This seminar will provide an overview of the where, how, and when to use CRM for business.
Speaker: Todd Lyden

Tax Planning

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We will define an Independent Contractor and an Employee and explain the importance of knowing the difference between the two. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is required when hiring an independent contractor or an employee and how it relates to federal taxes.
Speaker: Martha Slader, IRS
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will discuss filing requirements as it relates to various business organizations and business expenses that may be deducted in the course of business.
Speaker: Martha Slader

Marketing and Sales

Monday, June 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
There are four (4) things business owners must do to create an effective social media marketing campaign. Skip any of the steps; your results will be less than what you want. If you are struggling to figure out how to make your social media marketing translate into sales, this seminar will help you to understand the fundamentals of social media marketing and how to apply them to your business.
Speaker: Candy Sugarman
Thursday, June 08, 2017 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
If you are on social media you know that graphics and the message are important, but, how do you create your own brand graphics? This session will teach you how to brand your business with graphics. Key take aways from the session provide a list of free stock photo sites and ideas for content creation for your brand, additional sites, tools and tips to help in creating graphics for each social platform.
Speaker: Candy Sugerman
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Location

2723 Fort Bragg Rd
Fayetteville NC 28303
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