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On Demand, available until June 30
Topic: Tax Planning
This online course summarizes IRS resources for small business owners using the following media: (1) On the web at, (2) Tax Publications, (3) Videos and (4) Social Media. It also provides specific resource information for the Recordkeeping and Understanding Gross Business Receipts issues. This is a self-paced course that is delivered via an electronic file that describes and links to various IRS resources.
On Demand, available until June 30
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, April 25, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? This course covers the issues that an individual should consider before thinking about opening the doors. In other words, this course is the starting point on your journey into business ownership. Learn how to identify critical issues and make the right decisions as you prepare to start your business. Co-Sponsored with the SBTDC.
Speaker: SBTDC
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you. Co-Sponsored with the Greensboro and High Point Public Libraries.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Lady Bizness


Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Friday, May 05, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Youtube is a great visual tool that businesses can use to connect with their audience. Allow your business to use video to expand it's reach. This 3 hour workshop will teach you the following: *How to stat a YouTube for your business *How to create videos *How to integrate YouTube into your current marketing plan *How to connect YouTube to your other Social Media Accounts
Speaker: Lady Bizness
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
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: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners. Co-Sponsored with High Point and Greensboro Public Libraries.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Nonprofit
Monday, May 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Speaker: Naomi Dixon Senior Fire Inspector & Public Safety Office with the Greensboro Fire Department Will Lilly City of Greensboro Developmental Dept Moderated by Chisa D. Pennix-Brown of Lady Bizness
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker: Lady Bizness