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Free Seminars/Webinars

Harnett

Please check each individual seminar to see its location and registration information. Attend any 5 seminars with the Core Business Seminar (CBS) designation, and you will receive an Entrepreneurial Foundation Certificate.

Call 910-892-2884 to pre-register or for more information about Harnett seminars.

  • Withholding 101 Workshop

    Aug
    06

    This workshop will give participants a better understanding of state withholding tax requirements when hiring a new employee. Participants will learn about the basics of state withholding taxes, how to register for an account, and how to fill out a return in addition to discussing when withholding is required for certain 1009 recipients. You do not have to register to attend, however, we ask that you register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 08/06/2019 • 08/06/2019
    • Day: Tu, Th
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Kayla DeMaria (NCDOR)
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 106
  • Website Building for Small Businsses

    Aug
    08

    Strong brand messaging is a key part of getting your customers and prospects to understand who you are and why they should do business with you. In this seminar attendees will be informed of how the creation of a business website can attract more business and make a statement in your industry. Learn how to get started building your website for your small business through expert knowledge in the field of web development. You do not have to register to attend, however, we ask that you register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 08/08/2019 • 08/08/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Wesley Johnson
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 102
  • Financing Your Small Business with Thread Capital

    Aug
    20

    Do you know what it takes to get a loan for your small business? Come hear about small business loans from Thread Capital, and learn what to do (and not to do!) to prepare for financing. Thread Capital, a new nonprofit by the NC Rural Center, offers resources and capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs across the state. Thread Capital offers loans up to $50,000, and has access to a network of statewide lending partners. Senior Program Manager for Thread Capital, Shannon O'Shea, will lead an presentation on what you can do to prepare for financing and why small businesses turn to Thread for capital, coaching and connections.

    • Start • End Date: 08/20/2019 • 08/20/2019
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Shannon O'Shea
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 106
  • Best Practices for Business Expos

    Aug
    22

    It is the time to start planning for this season's Business Expos! Start strategizing early and you'll get much more out of every expo or trade show you attend. Instructor and expo veteran Heather Lawson of Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce will show you how to set a goal, plan your booth space, be productive during the event, and make the most of your entry fee. Whether you are a newcomer to this form of marketing or you've participated in expos before, you will walk away with valuable tips and tricks to ensure your business or organization is remembered...long after the expo doors close!

    • Start • End Date: 08/22/2019 • 08/22/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Seminar Free/Lunch Dutch Treat
    • Instructor: Heather Lawson
    • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
    • Building Location: Pizza Inn, Dunn, NC
  • One Page Business Plan

    Sep
    12

    Business Owners: Step Out of Overwhelm and Into Greater Profitability Build, Manage & Market Your Business with a Simple Plan that Fits on One Page. Discover a proven business planning system used to grow Fortune 500 companies. This one-page strategy was designed to uncover and prioritize specific focus items. The result? Less overwhelm and increased profits. Join us to transform your business growth ideas into prioritized, profitable actions with this focused planning approach. Lots of writing is NOT required�"it is frowned upon! During this workshop you will discover: *A simple 5-part planning technique to defines daily priorities (say “goodbye” to overwhelm!) and put your business on a profitable trajectory *How to design everyday objectives that are MOTIVATING and PRODUCE the RESULTS you desire *The #1 marketing strategy most business owners fail to execute *The formulas to construct objectives, strategies, and action items (and leave the program having created at least one of each) BONUS: You will create a 12-month Business Vision Statement because everyone needs a vision! You do not have to register to attend, however, we request that you register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 09/12/2019 • 09/12/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Maria Marsala
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 106
  • Business Tax Essentials

    Sep
    16

    This seminar will cover the basic requirements to help NC businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a tax compliant business. Participants will learn about filing and administrative requirements, the basics of NC sales & use tax law, and the basics of NC withholding tax law in addition to receiving directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns and for filing and paying online. Agencies such as the Secretary of State, Industrial Commission, Employment Security or Business Link NC may be present at dates noted below to deliver additional information. You do not have to register to attend, however, we request that you register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 09/16/2019 • 09/16/2019
    • Day: M
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Kayla DeMaria (NCDOR)
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 106
  • Google for Your Small Business

    Sep
    24

    The web isn't just for the big companies anymore, it's now in the hands of small and medium size businesses and is making the difference in profitability and competition. Google wants every business online and they are making it easier with tools and training for entrepreneurs. Please join us for a seminar on how to get your business online, getting found on Google search and maps as well as other resources available to the small business owner. Attendees can bring their mobile devices or laptops for a more hands-on experience, or they can just relax and listen. Join us for a great time and some cool Google swag. You do not have to register to attend, however, we request that you register to hold you a spot. Registering allows us to contact you with changes.

    • Start • End Date: 09/24/2019 • 09/24/2019
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Seminar Free/Lunch Dutch Treat
    • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
    • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
    • Building Location: Angier Chamber 24 E. Depot St. Angier, NC
  • Extending Your Sales Past the Season

    Oct
    10

    This seminar will give attendees a better understanding of the role social media, community involvement, in-store events, AND good old-fashioned customer service play in building strong relationships, creating store loyalty, and providing resources to help you influence your holiday/seasonal customers to remain year-round customers. The costs to attract now customers is five times greater than the cost to retain existing customers. Attendees will: Gain information to help bolster in-store customer service, merchandising, and events to retain existing customers and attract new customers. You will also learn how to integrate email marketing, add events, the use of video, and more.

    • Start • End Date: 10/10/2019 • 10/10/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free/Lunch Dutch Treat
    • Instructor: Jeanie Eury
    • Location Code: Harnett County (see details below) (Harnett County)
    • Building Location: Lillington Chamber
  • Selling Online Today - Do I Need an Online eCommerce Presence

    Oct
    10

    One way to expand your small business is to sell products online. Developing a revenue stream from online sales is an easy way for small businesses to increase their profits. Learn what sites work best to sell your product or service. We will explore the features of well-known e-commerce hosts such as the eBay Store, Shopify, Amazon.com, and Etsy as well as other options for creating an online store. At the end of this session, you will be able to understand whether: You need to sell online and what are the risks and costs. Have an understanding of your online store options such as an eBay Store, Amazon web store, Shopify, Etsy, or your own website. Understand the differences between platforms and determine what is right for you. You do not have to register to attend, however, we request that you register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 10/10/2019 • 10/10/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Nick Hawks
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 106
  • QuickBooks Basic (For the Beginner)

    Oct
    17

    Learn how to manage the financial aspects of your business quickly and efficiently with QuickBooks. Attendees will learn how to create and backup your company's file and quickly set up shop. You'll also learn how to set up your customers, vendors, employees, and inventory items, and perform the day-to-day operations that keep your business running. This seminar is for beginners that have little or no experience using QuickBooks. Registering is not required to attend, however, we request that you register to ensure you a spot. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 10/17/2019 • 10/17/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 102
  • QuickBooks Advance

    Nov
    05

    This course is designed for those who already have a good grasp on the basics of QuickBooks. Whether you're a small-business owner, or bookkeeper or accountant, this course will go beyond the basics and make you more confident and secure in accounting for your business. Attendees will learn how to create custom reports, sales orders, job costing, adjustments to A/R and A/P, journal entries, bank reconciliation, managing sales tax and bank feeds. The instructor will also answer questions you have about QuickBooks. Registering is not required to attend, however, we request that you register to ensure you a spot. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

    • Start • End Date: 11/05/2019 • 11/05/2019
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 102
  • Insurance for a Small Business

    Nov
    07

    An Insurance Plan for a small business can be the most important part of protecting your small business. In this seminar you'll learn the basic insurance policy types that will be required to protect yourself personally and your business assets. From General Liability to Workers' Compensation, you'll get an overview of what policies you'll need to succeed in managing you insurable risks.

    • Start • End Date: 11/07/2019 • 11/07/2019
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Rodney Stewart
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: 106