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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


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Have an idea for a natural products business (dietary supplements, cosmetics, green cleaners, etc.)? Starting any new business can seem like a daunting task. How do you know if your idea will work? This course is designed to assist new natural product business startups in completing the crucial first steps of the business development process. learn how successful entrepreneurs think, and how to evaluate the validity of your idea or product before writing a lengthy business plan, and investing large amounts of money!
Speaker: Diane Hendrickson
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Discover the programs and services offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration for start-up and existing small businesses. Find out which SBA-sponsored and SBA-funded resources are available for counseling and training small business owners in all areas of small business management (including business planning). find out what it takes to obtain a small business loan and to access SBA financing sources in particular. Discover the SBA's government contracting, minority and other certification programs which can enable your small business to obtain federal government contract work.
Speaker: Steve White
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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 hands-on learning with QuickBooks. We will have PCs for the class, but please feel free to bring your own laptop if you prefer. Participants without QuickBooks Online accounts can sign up for a free trial at the start of class.
Speaker: Rosalie Lulis
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar covers accounting basics that every small business owner should know. Learn your responsibilities for taxation and record-keeping to ensure you are in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations. Presented by SCORE.
Speaker: SCORE


Wednesday, November 09, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In this seminar, participants will learn best practices to increase and sustain business cash flow using financial information and tax strategies.
Speaker: Mike Sowinski
Thursday, November 10, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Having a web presence is critical for any business. Learn how to build your business web platform with WordPress which is now one of the most popular website publishing platforms on the open source market. This course will offer a very thorough overview of the background, install process, setup, and build out process of a WordPress website. Topics covered will be: Initial setup, Inserting content, selecting the correct template, selecting the correct plugins, optimization, and security. This class is great for beginners but advanced WordPress users will also benefit greatly. Laptop recommended but not required.
Speaker: Boomer Sassmann
Thursday, November 17, 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