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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


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Connecting Talent to Jobs. The focus is on one goal: connecting North Carolina jobs with North Carolina people through the efficient use of resources, streamlined customer service for citizens and businesses, alignment of programs and a consistent, cohesive strategy all under one name NCWorks. NCWorks helps companies find and develop a strong workforce, by better aligning state and local services and resources to meet that goal. Employers can post jobs; Advertise jobs to thousands of qualified candidates at no cost to you; Recruit Talent - automatically match your job postings and skill requirements with these candidates. This seminar will connect employers to NCWorks!
Speaker: Lois Ward
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The NC Department of Revenue will host a sale and use tax workshop for small business owners. The workshop will discuss the basics of sales and use taxes including registering for a sale and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return.
Speaker: Rhonda High
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This seminar is appropriate for any board that seeks greater clarity or understanding about its roles and responsibilities and expectations for board engagement, including the balance and partnership between board and staff. Attendees will learn the role and function of board members; the traits of an effective board; the importance of having diversity on a board; and how to conduct effective board meetings.
Speaker: Callie Northern-Herring


Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn the steps necessary in completing an application for a business loan package. Each of the forms and requirements are explained and included. Find out what lenders are looking for when they consider you for a business loan. Gain a clear understanding of the personal and business documents needed for a business loan and how to properly complete them.
Speaker: Larry Biggs
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Whether you are already in business or just starting a business, business owners are always seeking new ways to grow their business and improve their bottom line. This seminar will look at a variety of state & federal programs that can provide support to small businesses. Attendees will learn how employers can connect with the Region Q Workforce Development Board, NC Vocational Rehabilitation, Telamon Corporation, NC Division of Workforce Solutions, & other agencies to learn about Internships, Work Experience, On-the-Job Training, Federal Bonding Program, Tax Incentives, etc., that can provide much needed assistance!
Speaker: Lou Stout, Wayne Bray, Victor Hinnant
Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Health insurance is one of the most desirable benefits you can offer employees. If you have a small business (1-50 employees), you're not required to offer your employees health insurance, but if you do, you might qualify for tax credits. Many small-business owners mistakenly believe they cannot afford to offer benefits. But while going without benefits may boost your bottom line in the short run, it could hinder your opportunity for long-term prosperity. This seminar will provide options for health, dental and vision care for small business owners.
Speaker: Ann Ritter
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Seeking and securing funding for a non-profit organization is vital for sustainability. This seminar is designed to help participants identify potential funding opportunities and to discuss the basic skills needed to write effective proposals.
Speaker: Aletha Lewis
Wednesday, October 18, 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, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
What laws apply to churches? Is the church liable if hired or volunteer staff abuse a child? At what point should the church do a background check on potential personnel or volunteers? Is there a difference between hired staff and volunteers? Information gained during this seminar could literally prevent a church from having to dissolve. Courts have determined that church will be held to the same standard as other nonprofit groups that work with children. Be sure your church leaders, including child care givers, attend this seminar. "
Speaker: Sam Gore