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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


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Bylaws are a legal document outlining the self-imposed rules that will regulate an organization's own actions. Since it is a required element when forming a corporation, bylaws are a form of agreement or contract between the corporation and its owners to conduct itself in a certain manner. In the past, organizations often had bylaws but today those bylaws are usually insufficient. This seminar will offer participants the knowledge concerning…
Speaker: Michael C. Jordan, CIR
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Nonprofit
What your nonprofit does--your programs--is the highest priority for any nonprofit manager. Revenue generation is the second. New ways for nonprofits to raise revenue spring into existence every year, but where those funds come from stays pretty much the same year after year. There is also a basic inventory of methods that should form the back bone of your fundraising efforts. These are, literally, your "bread and butter." Come and learn more of “How to put the funds into your Fundraising efforts.”
Speaker: Sam Gore


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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: Patricia Killette
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Are you a beginning grant writer or fundraiser? Are you interested in picking up some pointers to improve your grant applications? In this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of the grant-writing process, examine all elements of a grant application, and have the opportunity to review real grant applications. In addition, you will learn how to “hunt for funders” and “mine” data to justify funding your concept.
Speaker: Dorothy Moore
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. In this seminar we will discuss the sections of a business plan, how to generate the contents of each section, and many of the resources that are available to assist you.
Speaker: Trudy Lynn
Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Nonprofit
The NC Department of Revenue will host a workshop for certain non-profits that qualify for a refund of sales & use taxes paid. The workshop will focus on the step-by-step process for completing the Non-profit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes. This hands-on workshop is intended to help non-profits better understand the proper procedure for requesting a sales and use tax refund. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity.
Speaker: Rhonda High, NCDOR