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Greenville, NC

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bring your lunch and join other business owners for our lunch-n-learn event at the Farmville Center. Many small businesses and nonprofits want to get started with social media, but feel overwhelmed or are not sure how to get started. This presentation will help attendees understand the value of using social media to reach customers, how it can lead to new customers, and how it drives repeat business from current customers. It will cover the 5 most popular social media networks-Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Pinterest- and help attendees decide which are right for their business. This session will also cover what comes next: how and what to post on social media. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Melanie Diehl

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Speaker: Lennis Dionne Sample
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Jim Ensor
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This session will review the various available North Carolina legal entities from which small businesses may choose, the legal process for creating each one, and the ongoing legal compliance responsibilities where applicable. It will include an overview of the tax consequences, the relative flexibility and formality, and the protection of personal assets features of each choice, and will address the importance of complying with the legal formalities inherent in some of these choices. Also this class will present an overview of the three legal avenues that are available at the Federal level for protecting your intellectual property: 1) copyrights; 2) patents; 3) trademarks. This class will assist you in recognizing which legal avenue will be best to help protect your business’s intellectual property. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Tracy Stroud and Jack Brock
Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Jim Ensor

Business Basics

Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find our how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Jim Ensor

Financing

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bring your LUNCH and join our MONTHLY round table discussions for ENTREPRENEURS and SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS! This month's round table will be focused on financing your small business. Obtaining funding for your business can be one of the most important resources that a business owner will need. Whether your funding need is for equipment purchases, building purchase, business acquisition, or working capital, preparation is the key. A business owner must also understands that securing funding is normally a process and not an event. This roundtable will acquaint you with Carolina Small Business Development Fund as a source for capital and technical assistance. You also learn the key elements of the lending decision and how you can prepare.
Speaker: Larry Biggs, Carolina Small Business Development Fund
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Greenville, NC 27858
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