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On Demand, available until May 31
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This course will cover some basic technology tools to help you run your business more efficiently. Topics include: Benefiting from Current Desktop Technology, Using Technology to Save you Time, and Upgrading Your Accounting Practices. Users should complete all three courses to receive an SBA certificate of completion.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
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E-commerce is the fastest growing portion of the retail sector in China, as the number of people shopping online and using mobile far outweigh any other county in the world. The total value of E-commerce sales in China has increased by 25% year-on-year in terms of total market value, reaching USD $2.1 trillion in 2014 according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Many foreign companies are now selling their products directly to Chinese consumers using E-commerce shopping websites, B2C online promotions and social media to enhance their brand image and reputation in China.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
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Many SMEs are interested in selling their U.S.-made goods to Chinese consumers. However, online sales may not be as straightforward as in other jurisdictions. Please join us as Howard Wu, a partner at Baker & McKenzie in Shanghai, outlines strategies for e-commerce in China, including licensing and regulatory approvals as well as common business models.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
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This webinar will help you understand the different options for methods of payment in international transactions; learn about how letters of credit can ensure payment for exports and how the U.S. government provides direct financing, guarantees, and credit insurance in support of exports.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
Topic: Not Set
In this webinar you will learn how to use and apply proven tools and strategies for market selection including how to evaluate cultural, economic, logistical, competition, risk and other factors.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
Topic: Not Set
How to get your product to an international customer? This Webinar covers the practical aspects of how to ship your product overseas: > Learn the role of a freight forwarder and how to identify and select one based on your company's specific needs; > Clarify your responsibilities and what the freight forwarder will take care of; > Understand the time, costs, and delivery considerations that are integral to your export pricing. Basic Guide to Exporting: How to Ship Your Products Overseas
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
Topic: Not Set
In this webinar, you will learn about the major trends in China's eCommerce market. You will also hear about one approach to selling direct to China retail consumers via Tmall, the largest on-line marketplace in China. In addition, you will learn about IT and logistics support to US consumer goods companies wanting to sell on-line in China via US service provider ExportNOW.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until July 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 July 31
Topic: Not Set
This is an educational presentation on how to develop a meat goat marketing plan. JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist discusses the three W's to marketing along with production and market situations that need to be considered when developing a goat marketing plan. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.
Speaker: OSU
On Demand, available until July 31
Topic: Not Set
This is an educational presentation that discusses the six steps to developing a business plan for a meat goat operation. The six steps discussed are: 1) Mission Statement; 2) Goals; 3) Key Planning Assumptions; 4) Organizational Management; 5) Marketing and 6) Financial Plan. JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist leads the discussion. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.
Speaker: OSU
On Demand, available until July 31
Topic: Not Set
What sets you apart from your competition? Learn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create pricing strategies and much more. Leverage the uniqueness of your business to create a real competitive advantage.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until July 31
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This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business. Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing information through best cybersecurity practices; Identifying types of information that should be secured; Identifying the types of cyber threats; Defining risk management; and Listing best practices for guarding against cyber threats.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with SBA as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
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In this webinar, you will hear from Richard Zheng, partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Shanghai, and a registered patent agent in both the U.S. and China, explains the basics for patent registration in China, including invention patents and utility models.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
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In this webinar, you will learn about several Department of Commerce and private sector tools designed to help grow an online business in markets around the world. You will learn about new trade corridors and how to estimate duties and taxes for your buyer. In addition, you will learn about seasonal sales peaks around the world and how to classify a product for export as well as shipping and distribution logistics and key export documents.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
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In this webinar, you will learn how the Small Business Administration assists U.S. small and medium sized businesses with the proper financing, loans and business solutions to help them succeed internationally. You will learn about export loans available through the U.S. Small Business Administration and other global business solutions from the Federal Government. You will get tips from a small business exporter who has used these programs successfully to enter new markets and increase export sales and you will hear directly from an SBA lender on how to prepare to get the financing you need to grow your export business.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
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No matter the size of your business, the Internet is a great way to promote your products and generate orders worldwide. This webinar will focus on helping you maximize exposure for your products and services. Discussion will cover customers and their new buying habits and the consequences of these changed habits for the sellers; using websites as an effective marketing channel; making your site “visible” to customers; search engine optimization. Participants will also learn how to leverage Social Media in exporting.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with export.gov as primary speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
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 August 31
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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 August 31
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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 August 31
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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 August 31
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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 August 31
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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 August 31
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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 August 31
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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 August 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 August 31
Topic: Not Set
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: Daniel Farmer with Jim Myers as guest
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
Learn about: Requirements a 501(c)(7) organization must meet Types of social club organizations How to obtain and maintain tax-exempt status Unique aspects that make 501(c)(7) organizations different from other tax-exempt organizations Important IRS resources
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
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 August 31
Topic: Not Set
This webinar provides small business owners with: •The basics for effective conversations with their accountants •Three important questions to ask before hiring an accountant, and •Seven common business deductions that may be available to them.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
Learn about: •Low-cost retirement plans •Low-maintenance alternatives to traditional 401(k)s •Points to consider in choosing the right plan for your business •How to get help setting up and operating your plan •How to avoid plan mistakes
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
Webinar Description: •Learn about business expenses and deductions •What is a business depreciation deduction? •Find out which business tax credits are available for your business •Get the latest facts about the American Taxpayer Relief Act •What are the qualifications for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
Webinar Description: •Learn about business expenses and deductions •What is a business depreciation deduction? •Find out which business tax credits are available for your business •Get the latest facts about the American Taxpayer Relief Act •What are the qualifications for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
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 August 31
Topic: Not Set
Discussion Topics will include the following: •Simplified and Regular Option for claiming the home office deduction •Requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses •Types of expenses you can deduct and how to figure the deduction •...and more
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
My name is Kim from the IRS here to talk to you about the most common federal tax form filed by most one-owner businesses, the Schedule C. Schedule C is the tax form filed by most sole proprietors. As you can tell from its title, "Profit or Loss From Business," it´s used to report both income and losses. Many times, Schedule C filers are self-employed taxpayers who are just getting their businesses started. In addition to those who do well at the start, this group can also include new business owners who make very little or no profit or even lose money. There´s also a shorter form, Schedule C-EZ, "Net Profit From Business." You can use the Schedule C-EZ if you have a profit from your business and your expenses are less than $5,000, no inventory, no employees, and you are not using depreciation or deducting the cost of your home. You will need to file Schedule C annually as an attachment to your Form 1040. The quickest, safest, and most accurate way to file is by using IRS e-file either online or through a tax professional that is an authorized IRS e-file provider. Here are a few tips for Schedule C filers. Keep good records. This will help you complete your tax forms accurately. And be sure to have a plan in place to back up and protect all those financial and tax records in case of a disaster. Start making quarterly estimated tax payments to cover your own income tax and Social Security self-employment tax. You can make deposits electronically using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, EFTPS. Be sure to also deposit your federal employment taxes for your employees on time using EFTPS and timely file your Form 941, Employer´s Quarterly Federal Tax Return. And if you have workers, follow the tax law to classify them properly as employees or independent contractors. If you need assistance or more information, the IRS has set up a very helpful online resource called the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with IRS as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until August 31
Topic: Not Set
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 August 31
Topic: Not Set
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 August 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 August 31
Topic: Not Set
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 July 31
Topic: Not Set
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing training, products, and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are, by their very nature, unpredictable and evolve quickly. DHS offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters. This webinar is one of those training opportunities.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer with Homeland Security as our guest speaker
On Demand, available until July 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 August 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

July

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Room 101. Registration required. How to Sell on Amazon for Business Owners Selling on Amazon for Business Owners Developed by Randy Reynolds with Martin Brossman Course Description: Amazon.com, it’s not just for books. Whether you are looking for a business to start, or are already in business and want to expand, Amazon is the opportunity you need to explore. In this training you will learn the basics of how to start selling on Amazon. Topics include: what you need to get started, how much it will cost, choosing your account type, what you shouldn’t sell, and how to run an online business without filling your house with stuff, or even going to the post office. There will also be some discussion of how it differs from selling on eBay and how you can make the two platforms work together. Learning Objectives: Understand the basic requirements to start selling on Amazon and make money. Understanding the similarities and differences of selling on Amazon vs eBay. Course Materials: Handout and online resources found at NCSmallBusinessCenter.com Who is it for: People that have never sold on Amazon or have sold on eBay and are looking to sell on Amazon. Course Length: 3 hr. Trainers and Developers: Randy Reynolds a former Small Business Center director who left to run his Amazon business. He has sold millions of dollars worth of products through this business while working out of his home. He also sells on Amazon’s European sites and on eBay. In addition to his Amazon business, Randy provides seller coaching services and runs an inventory sourcing service with several other sellers. Martin Brossman is a leading authority on social media and online marketing. He is a business coach, consultant and a dynamic trainer known for his insight and humor. A member of the National Speakers Bureau, Martin is a popular speaker on social media topics. He teaches at North Carolina community college Small Business Centers throughout the state. Crowdsourcing and Fund Raising Crowdfunding is one of many new creative ways of getting funding for small businesses. This class demystifies crowdfunding and other new ways to get money for small business today with a lower barrier to entry. You will learn the how to of getting money for your business and what is the right funding to explore. Developed by Social Media and Small Business Marketing expert Martin Brossman and Small Business Funding expert Dan Scalla. You will walk away with a clear understanding the different new top creative funding ideas and which one is right for you.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Google is an awesome company that provides a set of tools that can help small business owners manage their time and help their business. This seminar will give an overview to such features as: Google Public Data Explorer. Google Translations. Google Drive Google Forms Google Hangouts Google Sheets Google Slides Google + We look forward to seeing you there.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer
Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 307. Registration Required. Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris

August

Monday, August 01, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Room 223. Registration Required. A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Jim Myers
Tuesday, August 02, 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
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 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
Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Room 322. Registration required. Getting More Business with Facebook Paid Ads for Business Owners by Martin Brossman Now that Facebook is showing less and less of business pages it is time to learn the real power of Facebook ads as it has over 1.49 billion monthly users. With less than 3% of your customers seeing your post on Facebook today, it is more useful to view Facebook as a powerful paid advertising platform than a free social media site. With Facebook ads, you can display your best content in front of key customers that have clearly self-identified themselves as good customers by their interest on Facebook. You can get started with Facebook ads with as little as a few dollars per ad. Facebook now lets you dial in your ads so you can: Display an ad in front of people who are interested in your field, topic or product Control where people see your ads: on their mobile phone, their main feed, or the right site of their personal page Reconnect to people that came to your website first and stay top of mind with ads Upload your email list of customers and directly advertise to them on Facebook Find customers similar to those of your competition and display ads to them as well We will include how to create low-cost tests to find out which ad is more important and how to analyze the Facebook insights. The course will provide information on creating and optimizing advertising on Facebook. A business’s proper use of advertising on Facebook will allow for increased traffic to a business website, increased sales, and increased awareness of the brand. You will boost results by utilizing the data from Facebook Insights to target your Facebook advertising.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Monday, August 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Trust Me – I’m A Car Salesman! High personnel turnover in the Automotive Sales profession is disheartening to Sales Professionals as well as to Dealers. One reason people don’t stay in the Car Business is they simply can’t afford to! Customers and Managers are confrontational and the Salesperson is always in the middle. By the time a new Sales Professional has learned their way around, their savings is depleted and they leave for a salaried job. How do some Automotive Sales professionals do so well? Tim Dannelly, seasoned Automotive Salesman and Sales Manager, believes customers are actually looking for that ‘insider’ in the Car Business and Managers are actually looking for that committed person who will take charge. Invest an evening on August 8th and learn some of the proven ways great Automotive Sales Professionals go about making a good living as they are building a loyal customer base. Find out why it’s important to sell with a plan and negotiate with confidence. Learn the source of perpetual leads. This Seminar is for Dealers and Automotive Sales Professionals who want to earn more money and have more fun! Selling Cars For Fun and Profit Learn how to develop: A proven plan for successfully selling vehicles – which includes: Determining what it's going to take to earn their business How to help the Customer mentally own the car Negotiating with confidence and holding gross profit Closing with confidence and kindness, handling objections
Speaker: Tim Dannelly
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 104. 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
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Room 307. Registration required. Come and find out why marketing your work is as exciting and creative as the process of making art! Learn the top ten marketing methods of over twenty-five artists—painters, sculptors, folk artists, jewelry makers, musical instrument makers, theatre artists, writers, crafters, etc.—who make their livings from their art. You'll come away with palette of bold, bright ideas and a plan to implement them. Stop suffering from starving artist syndrome and instead become a marketing maven in this fun, invigorating seminar!
Speaker: Greta Lint
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 321A. Registration Required. Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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, August 15, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 307. 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
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 307. Registration required. 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, August 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 106. Registration Required. Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Monday, August 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Room 307. Registration Required. Setting up and managing a nonprofit organization is very different from a for-profit business. There are literally millions of dollars available through both government and private agencies and foundations for non-profit entities. Identifying those that might apply to your specific business is important. Understanding and following their individual requirements, however, are essential to successful presentations. This seminar is designed to explain and prepare you not only for setting up a nonprofit business, but also for the grant proposal process. Anyone new to the grant writing process should attend this seminar. Ed Ormsby has been providing counseling and consulting services to small business owners for over twenty years. He has held virtually every sales, marketing and executive management position with Fortune 500, mid-sized and small businesses throughout the Southeast. He has been a small business developer and owner for over twenty years. Ed's passion for helping others is apparent in the way he conducts his seminars as well as in his personal life. His presentation style is informal and engaging, encouraging participants to interact throughout.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby