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On Demand, available until October 02
IRS Affordable Care Act: Employer Shared Responsibility Provision (IRC 4980H) On Feb. 10, 2014, the IRS and Treasury issued final regulations on the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code. More information is available on the employer shared responsibility page. The following video provides helpful information about the guidance.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
IRS Affordable Care Act: Information Reporting of Minimal Essential Coverage Learn more about the IRS Affordable Care Act: Information Reporting of Minimal Essential Coverage requirements with this video seminar.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Schedule C: Who needs to file and how to do it.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Small Business Owners: Get All the Tax Benefits You Deserve
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns for Closing a Business.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns for Hiring People Who Live in the U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens .
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business. Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors. Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and where to find them, explaining the investment process and understanding investor expectations.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in borrowing money to start, grow or expand their businesses.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious commodity? This course will introduce you to the processes of implementing company values for your company by including input from stakeholders and customers. Learn about the steps in the planning process, potential problems you may face, and how to implement your company’s values using a strategic plan.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are interested in borrowing money.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in reaching a broader customer base.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview of intellectual properties and explains how to protect them. Learn why you should protect your intellectual property. Explore the differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights and discover the process for filing for a patent or trademark and registering for a copyright.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
This course explains pricing models your business might adopt. Learn how to set prices, calculate costs, assess competitors and much more.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 02
You have a great product or service. Now you have to sell it. This course will give you an overview of sales plans and other tools to get your product or service into your customer/consumer’s hands.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Room 319. Registration Required. Learn which numbers drive your business and improve your performance so that you can sell your business at its highest value.
Speaker: Dave Springett
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 223. Registration Required. If you have an excellent product but no one knows about it, will you still make sales? Of course not! In this session we will challenge small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop a reasonable and effective marketing plan that can be implemented on any budget. It will cover the importance of branding and consistency, customer relations and communication, advertising, social media management, and how to create a targeted marketing campaign for your consumer.
Speaker: C. Simon
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 101. Registration Required. 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
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 102. Registration Required. This session will help small business owners identify their target markets. It will also explore how consumer behavior such as how they spend, what they spend, why they spend, and their lifestyle influences; can affect your business and marketing efforts. It will also cover market segmentation to unlock potential target markets. Finally it will review identifying direct and indirect competitors, how to conduct a SWOT Analysis, and creating a niche for your product.
Speaker: C. Simon
Monday, September 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 108. Registration Required. 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, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration Required. You have to do something special to stand out from the competition at tradeshow booth. From the decision on upgrading your old display to hand-picking the best relationship oriented sales people to man your show booth. There are so many options to improve your visibility at your next show exhibition. Use these the tips in this seminar to boost traffic at your tradeshow booth to get more customers and expand your brand identity.
Speaker: Greta Lint
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 322. Registration Required. We’ve all heard before that sales is a numbers game. Most people play the game by churning through big numbers of people and pitching anyone with a pulse. They struggle to make small amounts of money. We advocate a different approach, focusing on quality relationships rather than throwing spaghetti at a wall and seeing what sticks. We can help you to develop a strategic approach to selling and a systematic routine, based on building deep alliances with people who are most invested in your success. Even if you’re new to your industry and don’t know where to start, we show you that it’s possible to start from scratch and build a tight circle of close relationships and partnerships.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Registration Required. Mobile Marketing - Connecting with Customers who use Smart Phone and Tablets.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Monday, September 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 307. Registration Required. This session will help small business owners identify their target markets. It will also explore how consumer behavior such as how they spend, what they spend, why they spend, and their lifestyle influences; can affect your business and marketing efforts. It will also cover market segmentation to unlock potential target markets. Finally it will review identifying direct and indirect competitors, how to conduct a SWOT Analysis, and creating a niche for your product.
Speaker: C. Simon
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 101. Registration Required. 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
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration Required. Can I make a living by operating a new or existing home-based business? How can a new business hope to survive in a marketplace where selling at cost appears to be the norm? Where do successful businesses find those great employees who have that special something? What enables Fast Food stores to do so well on a street with nothing but other Fast Food stores? Tim Dannelly – author of Selling The American Dream – believes effective planning, execution and marketing are involved in all successful businesses. If you’re serious about succeeding in business, you’ll want: The success factors already present in your market Essentials for the home office Those “little things” that get big results in your business Effective “Cut To The Chase” employee training Advertising that attracts customers without giving away profits Generating and controlling cash flow Ways to keep employees committed to the success of your business Now is a great time to start and grow a business!
Speaker: Tim Dannelly
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 307. Registration Required. 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: Janet Harllee
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
ROOM 102. Registration Required. 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
On Demand, available until October 31
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 October 31
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns for Outsourcing Payroll.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns for Reporting Business Income .
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns for Seasonal Businesses .
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns the Business Use of Your Home.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Concerns When Employing Family Members.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Payments to Independent Contractors.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 30
This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business. Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are interested in borrowing money.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business. Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks, retirement savings and much more.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business. Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a business, steps to closing a business, and preparing a sales agreement.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are interested in borrowing money.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview of crowdfunding (also commonly referred to as ‘crowd financing’ or ‘crowd sourced capital’). You will find the course easy to follow and the subject matter indexed for quick reference and easy access. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the course. As audio is used throughout the training, please adjust your speakers accordingly. A transcript and keyboard shortcuts are available to further assist with user accessibility. The highlighted next steps at the conclusion of the program will help you apply what you have learned and engage you in the process of crowdfunding. When you complete the course, you will have the option of receiving a completion confirmation from the SBA.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one. Topics include defining franchising, pros and cons of owning a franchise, and how to determine if franchising is right for you.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until October 31
Learn about pricing and the impact that it has on the success of your business. From determining your price to implementing your pricing strategy this course will give you the resources to sound pricing strategies.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until December 31
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