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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

November

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Time management is key to starting or growing a business. Business owners know that time is money! It’s not unusual for small business owners to work 12–16 hours a day or longer, often seven days a week! There never seems to be enough time to get things done. How can small business owners make the most of their time? How do you manage to stay on top of the many tasks while starting or growing your business? How do you manage to spend time moving your business forward? This seminar will give you tips to master your time and increase your productivity!
Speaker: Callie Northern-Herring
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Where Do I Start - There is no business, like your own business! Whether you are a recent graduate, a middle-aged person seeking a new career opportunity, or a recently retired senior looking for your next adventure, it's a great time to start your own business. However, not everyone has what it takes to start a business. Before investing any time or resources, evaluate yourself and see if you have the typical traits of an entrepreneur. Are you motivated, able to adapt and confident? The biggest challenge for most people is deciding what type of business to start and where to begin. This seminar will walk you through the steps needed to get started and provide answers to your questions!
Speaker: Callie Northern-Herring
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Today, every entrepreneur, small business owner, home-based business owner, and anyone selling products or services must have a presence on the Internet. Creating a website for your small business can be easier than you think and YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF! This seminar will walk you through the process of building a website for your business and registering your domain name.
Speaker: Charles Thorne

December

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This seminar allows participants to learn how Microsoft Excel can help them in their small business. Microsoft Excel allows users to manage and organize information using spreadsheets. Seminar includes hands-on activities using Microsoft Excel operations. With these activities, participants will learn to create and edit spreadsheets, format the information attractively, use formulas and functions as well as create charts to display spreadsheet data.
Speaker: Darius Jones
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Research reveals that many small business owners have a limited understanding of what it takes to be approved for credit and how to best use credit options. This seminar will help you better understand how credit decisions are made, improve your credit knowledge and take you through steps to help you get credit ready!
Speaker: Mary Bazemore
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
You worked hard to build a successful business!  It is critical that you include in your business plan the proper types of insurance protection.  Accidents and disasters can happen in the blink of an eye!  If you do not have the proper insurance, you could be ruin financially.  This seminar will cover various types of business insurance you need to protect your lifestyle, your business, your assets and your income.
Speaker: Greg Shepherd
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Time management is key to starting or growing a business. Business owners know that time is money! It’s not unusual for small business owners to work 12–16 hours a day or longer, often seven days a week! There never seems to be enough time to get things done. How can small business owners make the most of their time? How do you manage to stay on top of the many tasks while starting or growing your business? How do you manage to spend time moving your business forward? This seminar will give you tips to master your time and increase your productivity!
Speaker: Callie Northern-Herring
Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Take your Excel skills to the next level with our hands-on computer based training. In Part 2, you will learn to create charts and graphs, advance number formats, formatting numbers using functions, protect worksheets and workbooks, sorting and filtering lists and much more!
Speaker: Darius Jones