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PCC Greenville Center
Greenville, NC

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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 15, 2016 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, September 22, 2016 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. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Jim Ensor

Managing a Business

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
U.S. businesses are now losing around $60 billion annually to retail shrinkage. The vast majority of the losses are attributable to retail theft. This makes retail theft one of the biggest problems facing small business retailers today. Join us for a roundtable discussion on retail theft, what to expect when calling the police to report a crime and what is needed, as well as measures to prevent theft. Our speaker, Lt. Bowen will also detail some of the ways we communicate to the community our crime and safety efforts. Lt. David Bowen is currently assigned as the East Zone Commander for the Greenville Police Department. He has worked in both Patrol and Investigations throughout his career. As Zone Commander, he has implemented Larceny Reduction Initiative in 2014, served as a DDACTS Subject Matter Expert nationwide (Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety), and developed the East Zone Substation located on East 10th Street. He has also created groups for Retail Theft and student apartment complexes.
Speaker: Lieutenant Bowen

Tax Planning

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bring your lunch and join other entrepreneurs and small business owners for a roundtable discussion. Sometimes it comes down to the basics and that is exactly what every small business owner needs to know, the basic fundamentals of business. The North Carolina Department of Revenue will cove basic tax compliance subject matter ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes. Join us for this class and learn what it takes to start and operate a small business!
Speaker: Karen Spruill

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Students must own and bring their own digital SLR camera to class. This will be a hands on class, that goes over basic camera knowledge and how to get the most from your camera. Explanation of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and other camera functions such as flash, file type/size and modes. Bring your camera and lots of questions! Cost: FREE
Speaker: Michele Butterfield
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar participants will be able to understand the root of what makes a brand and differentiate between marketing and advertising. We will discuss and analyze examples of brands and brand creation. Students will begin to examine their business for key components of their marketing strategy and begin to develop a marketing plan of their own. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Marc Morriston
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 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 marketing your small business with Pinterest. If you are looking for a way to showcase your products and or services you really need to take a look at using Pinterest. Join us for our monthly Round Table as we learn how to create client-specific boards as well as how to add a "Pin it" on your website. We will also learn how to pin directly from your website, blog or online shop; how to include a link to your site and how to create "calls to action". Using Pinterest for your business can be very helpful and profitable so make plans to bring your lunch and learn how you can benefit from this marketing tool.
Speaker: Sarah Gaylor
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