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On Demand, available until June 30
Topic: HP LIFE
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online

April

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This hands-on workshop will help you set up and customize a new company file using QuickBooks Online. This course will combine an introduction to the program as well as hand-on learning with QuickBooks. Please bring your own laptop. Participants without QuickBooks Online accounts can sign up for a free trail at the start of class.
Speaker: Rosalie Lulis

May

Monday, May 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Please join SCORE and the A-B Tech Small Business Center for this exciting three part seminar that will be delivered in one comprehensive session as we celebrate National Small Business Week. Join Web Technology Strategist, Marc Czarnecki as he leads a discussion on how to set up your business so that it can be found on Google Search and Maps. Learn how to utilize Google Webmaster tools, Google analytics, G Suite and more to improve your business’ online presence and how to set up a custom email address to professionally brand your business and stay organized.
Speaker: SCORE
Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In this fast paced class you'll learn how to register online, choose the account that fits your goals, and list an item on Amazon to maximize your probability. You'll learn how to ship your items and minimize your expenses. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest way to start selling online. Sell just a few items and pay no monthly fee with the Individual plan or choose the Small Business subscription for unlimited selling.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Saturday, May 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Please join SCORE and the A-B Tech Small Business Center for this exciting three part seminar that will be delivered in one comprehensive session as we celebrate National Small Business Week. Join Web Technology Strategist, Marc Czarnecki as he leads a discussion on how to set up your business so that it can be found on Google Search and Maps. Learn how to utilize Google Webmaster tools, Google analytics, G Suite and more to improve your business’ online presence and how to set up a custom email address to professionally brand your business and stay organized.
Speaker: SCORE
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Join the IRS as they discuss the difference between a Sole Proprietor, Partnership, and Corporation; the importance of record keeping; what you should keep and how long. Participants will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business.
Speaker: IRS
Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This course is primarily geared towards the Baby Boomer Business Owners who are struggling to get a handle on the ever changing landscape of the internet. The class covers topics like: Google, The Cloud, Open Source, CMS, Automating Daily Tasks, Inbox Management, Blogging, etc. You can think of it as an internet sampler platter for those that need to walk before they run.
Speaker: Boomer Sassmann
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Join the IRS as they explain filing requirements as they relate to various business organizations, including Sole Proprietors, Partnerships, and Corporations. Various expenses that may be deducted in the course of business will also be discussed.
Speaker: IRS
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In today’s fast paced world we often forget to create clear boundaries for ourselves. Fortunately, technology and the internet can be used to help streamline our tasks. This seminar will demonstrate ways to take back your most valuable asset - time. Those in attendance will examine a digital tool box of utilities and services to help paint a picture of proper productivity in today’s fast paced world. Attendees will also explore tools like Zapier and, “If This, Than That”, (IFTTT) to learn how to automate the tedious tasks that one must deal with on a daily basis.
Speaker: Boomer Sassmann
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Consumer behavior has evolved within the past five years. Seventy-four percent of business-to-business buyers are conducting more than half of their research online before ever talking to a salesperson. Over 60% of the sales cycle is over before a rep gets involved, leaving marketing to be your company's voice for over half of the sales cycle. These developments have necessitated an evolution in sales and marketing - smarketing. Smarketing is the combination of our sales and marketing efforts towards increasing revenue. This course will cover the new business-to-business buyer landscape, and how to implement a smarketing initiative in our own company.
Speaker: Stephanie Rodrigue