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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 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This seminar is a continuation of 'How to Start a Home-Based Daycare Part I’. Attendees will delve deeper into NC child care requirements.
Speaker: Trudy Lynn
Monday, November 27, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
As a small business owner, learn how and when to send in the payroll taxes you collected to both the IRS and the State of North Carolina.
Speaker: Jen Deal
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Perplexed by which forms apply to your small business? Learn what forms to use and when they should be filed. Learn the purpose of the forms, how to fill them out, and how to send them to the right place.
Speaker: Jen Deal
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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: Melissa Evans


Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
A business plan can be the most important tool for a small business owner. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Learn the important components of a business plan and 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 do’s 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: Melissa Evans
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
As a business owner, are you confused about federal taxes? Employer vs Employee taxes (940 & 941), Income taxes, Estimated taxes, Self-Employment taxes, along with their due dates can be hard to keep up with. In this seminar, you will find out about federal tax reporting, employer and employee taxes, and resources available through the IRS.
Speaker: Ernest Wood
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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: Jess McLamb