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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Three dimensional (3D) printing is a new innovation that can be of great use to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The process has become an intergral part of business development from idea generation to technical advancement. There are many in the business world that could reap great benefits from 3-D printing but are yet to understand how. Those who attend this seminar will have an opportunity to study the landscape of this innovative form of technology and develop an understanding of how to apply it in a real-life setting.
Speaker: Steven Schain of Spectralight Images
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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, May 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Join The JB Media Group for this informative seminar that will help you determine if crowdfunding is right for you. Also discover what makes a successful campaign strategy and the elements of an effective social media campaign.
Speaker: Justin Bellamy
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Business planners are often faced with the challenge of finding objective information that can be used to justify the ability of their enterprise to survive in a competitive market. Many don't realize that going to their local library they can utilize tools that can help them know who their customers are; where they are; and how efficient their business model will be at capturing and servicing potential clients. This seminar is a must for anyone who is in the planning process and looking to gain insight on how to locate statistical data that can help them develop a business plan that will allow them to capitalize their business and make wiser decisions.
Speaker: Margaret Higgins

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This business planning seminar that will cover a number of specifics that must be considered in your journey to starting a business. Come and learn how to assess your business ownership skills; how to assess the feasibility of your business idea; the parts of a business plan; the different types of business formations; the licenses that are required; and the financing options that are available. The goal of this seminar is to give those who attend the information that they need to make better decisions which should also give their business ideas a better chance of success.
Speaker: Noah Raper and Duane Adams
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: Amanda Sorrells
Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: Amanda Sorrells
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This business planning seminar that will cover a number of specifics that must be considered in your journey to starting a business. Come and learn how to assess your business ownership skills; how to assess the feasibility of your business idea; the parts of a business plan; the different types of business formations; the licenses that are required; and the financing options that are available. The goal of this seminar is to give those who attend the information that they need to make better decisions which should also give their business ideas a better chance of success.
Speaker: Noah Raper and Duane Adams

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
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