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Greenville, NC

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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, August 04, 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, August 11, 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


Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE FARMVILLE CENTER - 3781 MAIN STREET, FARMVILLE. With the new credit card laws and the scoring changes made by the three credit bureaus, the rules for having a “good” credit score have changed. “Good “ credit is now considered to be 740 and above compared to 680 a year ago. In this seminar you will learn the legal and ethical ways a person can increase their credit score. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Bob Moore

Tax Planning

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Karen Spruill

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
There are well over one million blogs registered in the United States. Blogs are an excellent and inexpensive way to educate your current and potential customers. We will discuss blogging platforms, blogging topics, and walk through the set-up of a FREE blogger/blogspot. The presentation will share best practices for length of blogposts, frequency of posts, and how to market your blog to gain followers, fans, and customers. Cost: FREE
Speaker: Jeanne Eury
Wednesday, August 03, 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 LinkedIn and how to use this to network with others for your business.
Speaker: Evelyne Bilingslea
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
When the majority of a small community's businesses have verified their Google Map Listings, an average of $300,000 of business stays in their community. Make sure your business is utilizing the FREE Google map listing opportunity and other FREE Google tools to reap that additional local business. 92% of mobile search is through Google. This will be a workshop and attendees will leave the session having verified and claimed their businesses. In addition, we will discuss how search engines depend on content and activity, the role reviews play in increasing business opportunity, where to find good content to share on your website, and more. Your business can show up in a Google Map search, have reviews, and photographs without being verified. Bring a laptop to complete the process on-site.
Speaker: Jeanne Eury
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