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On Demand, available until December 31
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


Thursday, July 07, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Ever wonder exactly how to get people to your business' website? This course will be an introduction to Google Pay-Per-Click or PPC advertising. We will start by setting up a brand new PPC account, executing some keyword research on a particular industry and creating a starter batch of ads to be used on the "experimental ad group". The goal is to offer a well-rounded understanding of how to setup Google Pay-Per Click campaigns to help drive search traffic to your website and/or blog. Laptop recommended but not required
Speaker: Boomer Sassmann
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This seminar will help you understand the process of hiring and managing employees. It will also raise awareness on regulations involving wage minimums, age laws, health and safety issues, and other workplace standards. It will also help guide you through the initial hiring and tax forms you will need to file when you have employees, making sure that you meet federal and state requirements
Speaker: Teresa White
Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Come and join the A-B Tech Small Business Center and Small Business and Technology Development Center for this collaborative event aimed at preparing small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creative minded individuals for business planning. Find out how to assess your business ownership skills and the feasibility of your idea. Participants will also learn what type of information is needed in order to produce a viable and successful business plan. Session handouts will include the SBTDC Business Startup and Resource Guide, a business plan outline, additional planning documents, and helpful resources to guide the planning process. There will be an opportunity for discussion and to ask questions about specific aspects of business. This session is FREE and open to anyone interested in starting a business, but registration is required in order to secure seating.
Speaker: SBC & SBTDC
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Thinking of selling your products or services to the government, but don't know where to start? Already doing business with a government entity, but want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Attend this seminar to learn more about the process of government contracting. This seminar will de-mystify government procurement so you can make an informed decision on whether to enter (and how to get the most out of) this important market.
Speaker: SBTDC
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Deciding what business entity formation is best for your company is among the most critical early decisions every entrepreneur must make. The legal structure chosen must adequately protect the enterprise's core intellectual property and enhance the appropriate funding structure as well as responding to taxation, regulatory and liability concerns. This seminar will cover the different business entities and the advantages and disadvantages for choosing one type over another for the start-up biotech business.
Speaker: Rosalie Lulis
Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: the Support Center and Small Business Administration
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class walks the business owner through all of the steps involved with building a simple e-commerce website using WordPress. From purchasing the proper domain name, selecting hosting, install and setup of WordPress, content planning, keyword research, payment and shipping gateways, tracking, to Adwords. It's ideal for someone who has 1-5 products (including digital products like e-books) and wants to learn the basic steps involved in selling online. Let Boomer Sassmann of Big Boom Design take you through this process. Sign up today!
Speaker: Boomer Sassmann