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On Demand

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
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: HP LIFE
HP Iniciativa de Aprendizaje para Emprendedores (HP LIFE) es un programa global que ofrece a empresarios aspirantes y propietarios de pequeñas empresas valiosas habilidades empresariales. HP LIFE ofrece a los participantes un camino para realizar sus sueños empresariales. La Red de Centros de Pequeños Negocios NC, en asociación con la Asociación Nacional para el Emprendimiento Universitario Comunitario (NACCE), se complace en ofrecer este programa innovador a los empresarios NC y propietarios de pequeñas empresas de forma gratuita! Este programa es a su propio ritmo, lo que hace posible que más aspirantes a empresarios participen. Todo lo que tienes que hacer es registrarse para empezar.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online

October

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Customer Relations
New customers are a major part of business growth. Participants will learn how to identify their ideal client, and how to reach, capture and keep them.This seminar is perfect to follow up with other SBC workshops. You may also receive free counseling to follow up as well. Call to Pre-register: 910-879-5572
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this quick webinar,l earn how to use the best no-cost tools to promote your small business through the major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram. Learn the techniques to target your customers on the right platform. Find the right ways to make different tools and strategies work with your overall marketing. If you can not attend this webinar, look for the same one offered on October 18 at 1pm or December 15 at 10am.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
A must have for everyone that has or is thinking of running QuickBooks for their church. Walks you through QBDT or QBO from start to finish, complete with examples, terminology, and everything a busy church administrator or bookkeeper needs to know.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Nonprofit
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: -Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. -What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. -How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
Monday, October 23, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Take ownership of your online presence with this quick webinar, and be sure that you are showing up in online local listings! Learn how to submit your site to Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other directories. Seminar will cover what online listings are, where they come from, and how you can (or can’t) control what is displayed. If you can not attend this webinar, look for the same one offered on 11/17 at 10am.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
This program will help business owners and potential business owners understand how to set and meet your priorities, work more effectively with people around you, dig out from under the paperwork and e-mail avalanche, and move closer to a balanced life. Acquiring these skills is essential for growing a business.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Topic: Financing
Are you dragging yourself to your business and back home? Learn how to put enthusiasm back into your business and into your employees. Recognize early signs of stress and burnout and address them quickly.
Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this quick webinar, we will explore mostly "freemium" apps and online tools that enable small businesses and startups to avoid costs in establishing efficiencies for their business in areas like HR, invoicing, CRM, time management, finance management, communication, marketing, document management, and more.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Learn what bankers and other lenders, vendors, and leaseholders look for in a successful business plan. Use these simple steps to compile your business plan, detail your start-up costs, fully understand your competition, and be prepared to seek financial assistance and/or terms with your vendors. This seminar is perfect to follow up with other SBC workshops. You may also receive free counseling to follow up as well.

November

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Customer Relations
Join us for this special holiday workshop, streamed live from Google HQ. This is being put together to ensure businesses get the latest and greatest tips on prepping for the holiday season, we’re teaming up with the Small Business Administration, Facebook, Constant Contact, and Square for this one-of-a-kind event. The livestream will include a live Q&A.
Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
What's new in 2018? How do you find that niche future market?
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing Employees
This seminar will help you understand the process of hiring and managing employees.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting a small business requires determination, motivation, planning and know-how. One of the safest ways to start a new business is to start out working from home. Not only will your overhead be low, it gives you an opportunity to try out your idea before plunging in. This seminar is designed to help you determine if you are ready to start your own business, and if so, learn just what it is going to take.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
In this quick webinar, we will explore mostly "freemium" apps and online tools that enable small businesses and startups to avoid costs in establishing efficiencies for their business in areas like HR, invoicing, CRM, time management, finance management, communication, marketing, document management, and more. If you can not attend this webinar, look for the same one offered on September 18 at 7pm or October 27 at 10am.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:45 PM to 1:00 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget