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On Demand, available until November 30
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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
On Demand, available until November 30
Topic: Not Set
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 November 30
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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 November 30
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The following video seminar provides helpful information about Tax Related Guidance for Child Care Providers.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
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
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
The following video seminar provides helpful information about Things to Ask Your Accountant.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
Watch this free webinar to learn: •When it comes to taxes, what is a "church?" •What is a �religious organization?� •How do you apply for tax exempt status? •How to stay exempt: do's and don'ts •Special rules for compensation of ministers •Recordkeeping and filing •Rules limiting an IRS audit of a church •And much more
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
Advance your core competency skills by understanding how to analyze and evaluate your Social Media results. You will learn how to monitor analytics and insights for adjustments, and how to evaluate and adjust for optimum conversion. Engagement with content and secondary validation—vital components for measuring ROI—are highlighted. You will come away with a plan for ongoing reputation monitoring and, if needed, knowledge to counteract online negativity with a positive Web presence.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
On Demand, available until January 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Advance your core competency skills by understanding how to analyze and evaluate your Social Media results. You will learn how to monitor analytics and insights for adjustments, and how to evaluate and adjust for optimum conversion. Engagement with content and secondary validation—vital components for measuring ROI—are highlighted. You will come away with a plan for ongoing reputation monitoring and, if needed, knowledge to counteract online negativity with a positive Web presence.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
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

December

Monday, December 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 106. 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
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Room 103. Registration required. Are you interested in learning how to use Facebook, but having a hard time understanding how to make real money with it? Are you concerned about adding one more thing to your to-do list? Many businesses use Facebook, but most don’t know how to do it strategically. This course will teach you: How to use Facebook to generate repeat business and increase marketing ROI How to build a Facebook page that makes you stand out from your competition How to consistently grow the number of “fans” on your Facebook page How to read and interpret Facebook page performance statistics The class will include a walk-through of the process for setting up a business page separate from your personal page. When you have completed this class, you will be equipped with an action plan to start growing your business and generating sales using Facebook. Sign up today to get started. There is a nominal 10$ fee payable to the Randleman Chamber of Commerce for non chamber members.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 307. Registration Required. As a small business owner, you may be missing a large population of your market if you have not yet discovered the importance of being found and looking good on a phone or a tablet. This training will instruct you in having a mobile web presence, using QR codes, apps and how to place and track mobile ads. If you have to spread your fingers on the screen to see a website on a mobile phone, that website is not mobile ready!. Many of your customers are now searching for you and your products through their smartphones. Will they find you or your competition that is mobile ready? This class will include free and low cost ways to embrace the power of mobile for your business.,As a small business owner, you may be missing a large population of your market if you have not yet discovered the importance of being found and looking good on a phone or a tablet. This training will instruct you in having a mobile web presence, using QR codes, apps and how to place and track mobile ads. If you have to spread your fingers on the screen to see a website on a mobile phone, that website is not mobile ready!. Many of your customers are now searching for you and your products through their smartphones. Will they find you or your competition that is mobile ready? This class will include free and low cost ways to embrace the power of mobile for your business. Speaker(s): Martin Brossman Martin Brossman, a success coach, speaker, trainer and author, has been mastering the art of networking in the Triangle since 1982. He has originated numerous successful in-person and on-line networking groups which have facilitated meaningful business connections among members. Martin’s computer skills have powered his keen ability to create and teach crucial new Internet communications, such as blogging, podcasting and on-line networking. Martin has offered training since 2006 to Small Business Centers and Chambers of Commerce throughout North Carolina.,Martin Brossman Martin Brossman, a success coach, speaker, trainer and author, has been mastering the art of networking in the Triangle since 1982. He has originated numerous successful in-person and on-line networking groups which have facilitated meaningful business connections among members. Martin’s computer skills have powered his keen ability to create and teach crucial new Internet communications, such as blogging, podcasting and on-line networking. Martin has offered training since 2006 to Small Business Centers and Chambers of Commerce throughout North Carolina.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 223. Registration Required. 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: Jim Myers
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 307. Registration Required. 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: C. Simon
Monday, December 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Room 307. Registration required. 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: C Simon
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Room 307. Registration required. Starting a nonprofit organization can be rewarding and fulfilling. Review the basics on how to start such an organization, how to manage it and what resources are available.
Speaker: Lora Howard
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 102. Registration Required. Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin? This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals and submit for funding. With step-by-step guidance, you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson as guest speaker
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Room 322. Registration required. The internet can work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. In this 3-hour seminar, you’ll discover multiple ways to make money online, and many of the ways have nothing to do with selling a tangible product. Best of all, most of the ways have a low startup cost with a high income potential. If you want to make money online while you sleep, you don’t want to miss this 3-hour session. This includes how to not get ripped off by on-line business scams.
Speaker: Martin Brossman