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

Leadership Skills for Small Businesses

Need better leadership skills? Get the best practices of leadership during this Lunch N Learn. You will learn your leadership potential; how to be a person of influence, and how to make right decisions about people. As a small business leader, will learn to identify personal leadership goals, how to demonstrate effective leadership skills in the workplace, and how to develop a personal leadership action plan. 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: 01/28/2020 • 01/28/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free Seminar/Lunch Dutch Treat
  • Instructor: Kenneth Benton
  • Location Code: Harnett County (see details below) (Harnett County)
  • Building Location: Ed's Family Resturant 43 E. Depot St. Angier, NC
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Business Tax Essentials

This seminar will cover the basic tax 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: 01/28/2020 • 01/28/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Kayla DeMria, NCDOR
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Canva for Your Small Business

First impressions are lasting impressions! Learn to create stunning graphics so your business stands out from the rest. It’s easier than you think using Canva to create powerful graphics. This step-by-step session will demonstrate how to create professional looking graphics you can upload to your website, all social media platforms, in email marketing, Facebook Ads and more. You will leave this workshop feeling confident in your ability to create those stunning graphics. This is a hands-on session and you will be able to use the software and create designs in class. Bring your personal device.

  • Start • End Date: 02/11/2020 • 02/11/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free/Lunch Dutch Treat
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
  • Building Location: Pizza Inn, Dunn, NC
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Website Building for Ag Business: Your Online Presence Part 1

Harnett County Ag Center 126 Alexander Dr. Lillington, NC Website Building for Ag Business: Your Online Presence Part 1 of 2: With today's user-friendly website building platforms, now is the time to reach more people through a website for your Ag business. Although any online presence is great, having a website is truly key in bettering your business for growth in customer-base. In this two-part seminar, the first will discuss what information and items you may need to build your website. This includes reviewing the various platforms, pricing and the benefits, how to tell your story and how to showcase your products. You do not have to register to attend, however, we request that you're register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

  • Start • End Date: 02/11/2020 • 02/11/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jordyn Kelly
  • Location Code: Harnett County (see details below) (Harnett County)
  • Building Location: 126 Alexander Dr. Lillington, NC 27546
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QuickBooks for Small Businesses

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 files and quickly setup shop. You’ll also learn how to setup your customers, vendors, employees and inventory items, and perform the day-to-day operations that keep your business running. 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: 02/13/2020 • 02/13/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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How to Start and Grow a Barber Shop or Salon

Want to start a barber shop or salon? This seminar provides you with a step by step guide to help you get started. The training includes insight, benefits and strategies to help an entrepreneur plan a business opening. Discussions will include: What business skills and funds will be needed to start the business. How to survey your marketing region to find potential long-term customers, creating many profit centers (revenue generators) for the new business. How to create business and marketing plans while using the guide lines provided at the seminar. What is the cost of shop furniture, tools, shelving and materials needed to start? Get the answers here. 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: 02/17/2020 • 02/17/2020
  • Day: M
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Website Building for Ag Business: Let's Build it Together Part 2

Harnett County Ag Center 126 Alexander Dr. Lillington, NC Website Building for Ag Business: Let's Build it Together Part 2 of 2: Think you are ready to create a website for your Ag business? During the second half of this course, you will be able to begin the basics of setting up your website. Come prepared with your story, some images and a list of products you want to showcase on your website, you will be able to start piecing your site together with instructional help. You will be able to try out any platform for website building to see if it matches with the vision for your Ag business. 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: 02/18/2020 • 02/18/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jordyn Kelly
  • Location Code: Harnett County (see details below) (Harnett County)
  • Building Location: 126 Alexander Dr. Lillington, NC 27546
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Basics of Bookkeeping (CBS)

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. 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: 02/20/2020 • 02/20/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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How to Write a Business Plan (CBS)

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan, how to use revenue and expense models in the plan while choosing the right profit centers and developing a great marketing plan. Learn the fundamentals about selecting the right profit centers for a business, business planning details and components. Study important strategies to help every business earn more profits and enhance their marketing, surveying, forecasting, pricing and risk management skills. 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: 02/25/2020 • 02/25/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Email Marketing: A Crash Course

This seminar is a hands-on workshop where you will learn tips, techniques, and strategies to guide you through the tools and features for basic email marketing in Constant Contact. This workshop is great for beginners who want to learn how to start creating email marketing campaigns for their business or for email marketers who aren’t getting the results they expect. In this workshop, you will: Design a custom email template Create stand out subject lines and creative content Grow and segment your list Measure your marketing and analyze your results Seminar at Harnett Health Science Center 51 /red Mulberry Way, Lillington, NC

  • Start • End Date: 03/10/2020 • 03/10/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
  • Building Location: Harnett Health Sciences Center Room 221
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Marketing Matters: Marketing a Small Business with the Mother Goose Plan

This workshop teaches the 20 plus ingredients that formulate a successful “20-20” focused marketing program for a business. How much to spend, when to start, what is targeted advertising and guerrilla styled tactics will be discussed. Time tested and proven advice about how to make sure ads pay for themselves. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar. 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: 03/12/2020 • 03/12/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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How to Strategically Select a Niche & Profit with Less Effort

If you find the idea of selecting a niche overwhelming, frightful or maybe you have tried it in the past with lackluster results, then attend this seminar. You will identify the most effective and authentic niching strategy for your business. Claim the right niche and stand out from your competition. You will learn: How to avoid 5 niching misstates and increase you marketing ROI and Discover 5 ways to choose a niche with clients you enjoy and that value your services. The instructor will provide individual help to complete the niche rich exercise. 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: 03/19/2020 • 03/19/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Maria Marsala
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Twitter for Small Businesses

Twitter is not only a free way to distribute information to your followers, it can also facilitate tweet‐ups, tweet‐chats and introductions. This class is designed for businesses that wish to establish a Twitter account or already have a business account, but have little experience utilizing Twitter. Topics covered: • How to use Twitter to distribute information to your followers • Using Twitter to establish authority and subject matter expertise • Finding business partners and making ‘friends’ on Twitter • How to market upcoming events or publicize contests on Twitter • The use of #hashtags to follow trends and stay up-to-date in your industry • How to participate in a Tweet-Chat and why

  • Start • End Date: 03/24/2020 • 03/24/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jeanne Eury
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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Getting Started in a Food Business

Do you have an old family recipe that you would like to develop into a business? Love baking, and think you can generate some income from your goodies? This introduction to taking your recipe from the kitchen to the marketplace will help you learn: The types of recipes you can make to sell to the public How food products are regulated How to prepare for an inspection Guidelines for packaging and labeling Ideas for finding the right kind of market for your product Basics of product pricing Using a co-packer when you cannot process for yourself 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: 04/02/2020 • 04/02/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Annette Dunlap
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Grant Writing 101

Don’t let the process of writing a grant scare you away from potential funding. This seminar focuses on the principles of grant writing. If you are looking for a place to begin, or want to investigate what is involved in the grant writing process, this seminar is for you. Topics include: Planning; deciding what type of grant is needed; Preparation; gathering all the information needed to include in a grant; and Introduction to a Project Logic Model used in present grant proposals. 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: 04/21/2020 • 04/21/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Sam Gore
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Drive New Business with Social Media

Maybe you’re newly considering social media for your business or non-profit, or maybe you’ve been struggling to make your current profiles more engaging. In either case, this session will answer your common questions about different platforms, how to build your following, and what to say to drive results.

  • Start • End Date: 04/23/2020 • 04/23/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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