Chatham Seminars

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 919-718-7544 to pre-register or for more information about Chatham seminars.

How to Develop a Plan for Your Small Business Pt.3: Writing your Business Plan pt. 2

Continuing with how to write a complete business plan, we will cover the remaining sections of a business plan with examples for each section. Sections include your marketing & sales, operations, personnel, management, financial and executive summary.

  • Start • End Date: 01/24/2018 • 01/24/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Carl Baumann
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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How to Develop a Plan for Your Small Business Pt.4: Financial Planning for your Small Business

Understanding your business’ financial statements is critical to your success. We will develop a business’ financial statements from the start of the business. You will learn how the statements are constructed and how to analyze them to improve business performance.

  • Start • End Date: 01/31/2018 • 01/31/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Carl Baumann
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Basics of Bookkeeping (CBS)

Good bookkeeping practices are essential to running a successful small business. Even if you use a bookkeeper or accountant you still should understand the basics. Learn how to set yourself up for success by keeping organized and thorough records.

  • Start • End Date: 02/06/2018 • 02/06/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Lori Stiles
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Business Taxes (CBS)

Every new small business owner has a lot to learn about the various types of taxes that must be paid and to whom. This session will explain all of the types of business taxes and how to register a new business with the appropriate local, state, and federal taxing agencies. This seminar will also include tips about filing tax returns and avoiding “red flags” that can trigger an audit.

  • Start • End Date: 02/13/2018 • 02/13/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Lori Stiles
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Choosing Your Business Structure (CBS)

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, chapter S-corporations and limited liability companies (LLC's). Owners need to understand which type of business organization is right for them based on tax laws, risk of lawsuit and capital availability.

  • Start • End Date: 02/20/2018 • 02/20/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jon Spoon
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Business Basics for Artists

Artists are not always excited about locking in the core practices and habits that are necessary to effectively run a business, but the skills needed can be learned. This seminar focuses specifically on the business practices necessary to run a creative enterprise. Come out and learn some tips and tricks for developing your creative passion into a viable source of income.

  • Start • End Date: 03/13/2018 • 03/13/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jon Spoon
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Fueling Your Small Business

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.

  • Start • End Date: 04/03/2018 • 04/03/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: JaLisha Richmond
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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How to Start a Drone Business

How to Start a Drone Business’ is presented by Air Probe LLC, which is owned and operated by two professional aviators who are former military pilots with thousands of hours of combined aviation experience in manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, in both military and commercial operations. Air Probe UAV is both certificated by the FAA, NCDOT, and properly insured. The objective of the workshop is to provide the required information that an individual needs to know about setting up a successful and legal (regulatory: Federal and State) drone business in this incredibly fast growing business sector utilizing the emerging technology of Robotics and Aerial Drones.

  • Start • End Date: 04/17/2018 • 04/17/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Probyn Thompson
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Creating Lifelong Customers - Improving the Customer Experience through Customer Journey Maps, Experience Maps and Service Blueprints

Customers are the heart of your business. Learn how to use the customer journey map, the customer experience map and service blueprints to greatly improve and enhance your customers’ experiences with your business. Great customer experiences lead to more repeat business and, very importantly, referrals.

  • Start • End Date: 04/24/2018 • 04/24/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Carl Baumann
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
  • Register Now!