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On Demand

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 IRS.gov, (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

February

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Tuesday, February 28, 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, February 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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

March

Friday, March 03, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Every business should have a Facebook page! Learn how to use your page to brand your business and engage your customers. This 3 hour workshop will teach you the following: • How to start a page from scratch • How to schedule messages that save you time • How to automate your marketing and keep people on your page • Apps that integrate to make your business stand out
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Tuesday, March 07, 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.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 10 sessions ending Thursday, April 06
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Incorporate the relationship between manual and automated accounting. You will learn the basics necessary for your business accounts receivables/payables, track sales, assets, liabilities, equity, loans and more. This software speeds bill paying and invoices, automatically calculates earnings and deductions for payroll and tracks checking accounts, inventory and purchase orders. This is a 30 hr course for those new to business accounting. *This covers the desktop version of QuickBooks
Speaker: Janet Smith
Fee: $ 200.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Nonprofit
This seminar introduces you to the critical role nonprofit organizations (NPO) play in modern society. You will understand NPO vision/mission, IRS nonprofit purposes and how to identify community needs.
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting
Tuesday, March 14, 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.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Basic accounting skills are incredibly important to managing a small business. From getting ready for tax season, to simply understanding bookkeeping concepts, this course will provide you with essential accounting practices for small businesses including: proper record keeping, maximizing tax deductions, accurately classifying employees, and the importance of financial statement production.
Speaker: Chad Collins & Associates, Inc.
Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Nonprofit
You will learn the "how to" of starting up a nonprofit organization (NPO) in North Carolina. This seminar focuses on the 3-step NPO formation process at the state, local and national levels. You will learn the critical role the Board of Directors plays in providing administrative and financial management of the NPO.
Speaker: Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting
Tuesday, March 21, 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.