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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
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
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
On Demand, available until May 11
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, May 04, 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, May 05, 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
Thursday, May 07, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This talk is geared toward helping new entrepreneurs and established business owners get out in the real world and make money. If you feel stuck in a rut of using the same ol’ ways, to sell to the same ol’ customers, this is the workshop for you. Branch out! Explore new ways of meeting new clients, and grow your business more than you had ever hoped.
Speaker: Jason Owen
Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Mary Ann Gerney as guest speaker
Monday, May 11, 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, May 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Learn the ins and outs of logistics—including terminology and best practices—from Charles Edwards, an expert in the logistics industry. Beneficial for all business sizes. Check with your local SBC Director for questions. Martha Larson, host Director, (336) 224-4557. Includes lunch.
Speaker: Charles Edwards, Executive Director - NC Center for Global Logistics
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Learn how to put the right people in the right seat on the right bus.
Speaker: Dave Springett
Tuesday, May 12, 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
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business! If you don't have cash to pay the bills, your business won't survive. Learn how to construct realistic cash flow statements by developing good financial assumptions.
Speaker: Jim Myers
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
This presentation will provide a deeper look into the importance and effectiveness of why email marketing with social media engagement can drive action. At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and Announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever – to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective. Attendees of this presentation will learn: Campaigns in general: what is a campaign, types of newsletters What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images Subject line best practices, and when to send your newsletter The importance of understanding how connected email and social media are… they have to be done together. What types of additional tools might be useful Join us and learn some great new strategies to help your email and social media efforts be more effective components of one of the core campaign types, newsletters and announcements.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Mary Ann Gerney as guest speaker

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