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  FREE SEMINARS - From Across the State to Just Down the Road

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
The seminar will address the basics and specifics of insurance for business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics will include general liability, property and business income, worker's compensation, Business Owner's Policy, Directors and Officers and cyber-liability as well as business life insurance and disability, employee benefits and supplemental coverage. This lively, upbeat and interactive seminar will help you think about deferring risk and protecting your assets.
Speaker: Dave Trout
Thursday, July 16, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The seminar will mainly focus on the process of public contracting with an emphasis on assisting business owners on how to market themselves. It will also cover various forms of contacts and include additional resources that businesses can utilize to list themselves for bidding purposes. Presented by the City of Asheville.
Speaker: Brenda Mills
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will focus on getting your bookkeeping system set up correctly by discussing the chart of accounts, general administrative and selling expenses, fixed assets versus operating expenses, and options for inventory management. participants will learn the importance of getting the bookkeeping system set up correctly and how to use their system to make comparisons to industry standards and minimize tax preparation time and expense. This seminar is a prerequisite for the hands-on workshop.
Speaker: Rosalie Lulis
Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This training focuses on preparing artists on how to be public artists. We will review contracting basics that will mainly pertain to artists, discuss the City's public art program and 1% for art policy and review an actual call for artists process.
Speaker: Brenda Mills


On Demand, available until December 31
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