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On Demand, available until March 30
Starting a business is exciting—but also demanding. This "how to start a business guide" addresses some of the most common start up steps to ensure that your company is ready for success.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Jim Myers as guest
On Demand, available until May 01
If your business has plateaued, and you and your team are operating at maximum capacity, come learn how to break that cycle and structure your business for growth! In this powerful 2-hour seminar, you’ll learn time-tested principles of how to grow your buisness, including... The 6 steps to building a business that gets extraordinary results Ideal time management, and where you fall on the time target How to turn your marketing into an investment, not an expense How to get leverage in your business, to achieve more with less Steps to financial mastery, understanding the numbers that drive your business, and how you can directly impact the key profit-drivers Who should attend this seminar: Business owners or executives who are ready for the next level of growth. You've already achieved a level of success, but your business still relies on your direct involvement in order to grow, or even maintain your current level of success.
Speaker: Dave Springett
Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
It occurs to most individuals that there is “free” money—from government and nonprofit foundations—that is available to support creative projects and professional development. However, it requires writing grants, and it’s not a skill or experience that many people have. If it’s something you’re curious about, here’s a primer.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Sam Gore as guest speaker
On Demand, available until April 13
Starting a business is exciting—but also demanding. This "how to start a business guide" addresses some of the most common start up steps to ensure that your company is ready for success.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Jim Myers as guest
Monday, April 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business! This course provides small business owners with an introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts and provides easy-to-use reporting features.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will help new or current business owners: Identify the federal tax reporting requirements of a small business and its owner, and to establish a plan to account and pay for federal taxes. Identify the general state/local tax reporting requirements of a small business, and establish a plan to account and pay for state/local taxes. Identify methods for researching the local, municipal, and county reporting/licensing requirements for a small business.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
While current business owners may think they no longer need a business plan, a business plan can be of immense benefit if used properly throughout the life of a business. Not only should you have a business plan when you apply for a loan, you should have a business plan to set future goals and to plan for contingencies. The saying, “Those who fail to plan plan to fail,” is perhaps never more true than those who run a business. Take this seminar if you want to learn more about business plans.
Speaker: Jim Myers
Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
“Cash Flow - Essential In the Survival of Your Business” Responsible Business Management includes: · How to identify positive and negative Cash Flow · Causes of negative Cash Flow and how to avoid them · A Sales Process that always leads to positive Cash Flow · The importance of Self Discipline in day-to-day business operations
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Tim Dannelly as guest speaker
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business! This course provides small business owners with an introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts and provides easy-to-use reporting features.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Learn how to sell through asking the right questions, at the right time, with the right person.
Speaker: Dave Springett
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will help new or current business owners: Identify the federal tax reporting requirements of a small business and its owner, and to establish a plan to account and pay for federal taxes. Identify the general state/local tax reporting requirements of a small business, and establish a plan to account and pay for state/local taxes. Identify methods for researching the local, municipal, and county reporting/licensing requirements for a small business.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
"Fast Track to Sustained Positive Cash Flow" How to Capitalize in a Volatile Market includes: · Ways to stop wasting time and start making money · Why a solid Sales Process is vital to your success · How to make sure you never run out of qualified leads
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Tim Dannelly as guest speaker
On Demand, available until April 27
Starting a business is exciting—but also demanding. This "how to start a business guide" addresses some of the most common start up steps to ensure that your company is ready for success.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Jim Myers as guest
Monday, April 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business! This course provides small business owners with an introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts and provides easy-to-use reporting features.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
If you want to succeed in business, you need to know about financial management. No matter how skilled you are at creating a product, providing a service, or marketing your wares, the money you earn will slip between your fingers if you don't know how to efficiently collect it, keep track of it, save it and spend or invest it wisely. This seminar will help current or future business owners understand what they need to record and how to do it properly.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
15 Ways Nonverbal Communication Benefits You & Your Business Learn how facial expressions, gestures, body language, posture, appearance, eye contact, and tone of voice affect the success of your business.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Janet Harllee as guest speaker
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Inreasing core competency in the use of major Social Media platforms and online directories, this class presents the fundamentals of Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Maps and other online directories. Proper use of directories, which are vital for mobile marketing, will be covered in-depth: how to claim your free listings, how to correct any existing errors in directories, and how to enhance your presence with text and photos at no cost. This overview will help you target areas of concentration for implementing successful social media marketing efforts.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
"Developing A Customer Service Plan for Your Business" Training Employees to Build Repeat Business includes: · How to identify and provide what your market wants · Steps to helping employees develop Customer Centered Thinking · How to embolden employees faced with aggressive competition · Ways to motivate employees to encourage Return and Repeat Business
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Tim Dannelly as guest speaker
Monday, April 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business! This course provides small business owners with an introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts and provides easy-to-use reporting features.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
If you want to succeed in business, you need to know about financial management. No matter how skilled you are at creating a product, providing a service, or marketing your wares, the money you earn will slip between your fingers if you don't know how to efficiently collect it, keep track of it, save it and spend or invest it wisely. This seminar will help current or future business owners understand what they need to record and how to do it properly.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Nonprofit crowdfunding is changing the landscape in online fundraising. As more and more donors are being exposed to crowdfunding for products and services, they’ll expect your fundraising to shift towards those approaches as well. This seminar will help you understand the benefits of crowdfunding and will cover some best practices.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Proactive Selling in a Reactive World (Sales, Purchasing, Management, Business Owners) The difference in SUCCESSFUL Salespeople includes: · How to ask for the money and get it · Negotiating with confidence and honor · Closing in a timely way without leaving money on the table
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Tim Dannelly

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
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