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.

Sales and Use Tax Workshop

This workshop will help participants better understand their sales and use tax obligations including sales and use tax basics, registering for an account, and learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected. Participants will also receive hands-on help preparing sales and use tax returns. Sales and use tax law changes regarding capital improvements and repair, maintenance, and installation services will not be addressed in depth during this workshop.

  • Start • End Date: 02/05/2019 • 02/05/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Kayla DeMaria
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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QuickBooks I for a Small Business

QuickBooks is a software used to manage payroll, inventory, sales, marketing and other accounting needs of a small Business. In Part I you will learn to create company files and the basics to get you started using QuickBooks for your business.

  • Start • End Date: 02/12/2019 • 02/12/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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QuickBooks II for a Small Business

In the QuickBooks II seminar attendees will learn to set up customers, set up vendors, prepare invoices, assess finance charges, and pay bills during this hands on workshop.

  • Start • End Date: 02/19/2019 • 02/19/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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Social Media Content Marketing Strategy for Small Business

This seminar focuses on strategizing to create unified branding and messaging through social media to reach your most important people: your clients and customers! Business owners will utilize their existing social media accounts, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, learning how to navigate several different tools for creating and scheduling engaging content. Attendees should already have their accounts set up prior to attending the course. This is a free seminar; however we request that you register. Registering allows us to contact you with any changes.

  • Start • End Date: 02/21/2019 • 02/21/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Katherine Spradley
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Grant Writing 101

This seminar focuses on the principles of grant writing from preparation through submission of a grant proposal. Beginning with a one-page flowchart of the grant writing process, the session will offer step-by-step instruction on each component in the flowchart in detail so that the attendee will leave with a clear understanding of exactly what they need to know to develop a winning proposal.

  • Start • End Date: 03/04/2019 • 03/04/2019
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Olga Abrams
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Strategic Planning I for Small Businesses

Strategic planning for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits means setting a path or direction and making decisions for allocation of time and resources to pursue it. This seminar focuses on establishing the framework for a one-year and five-year strategic plan. Business owners will work to cultivate, articulate, and clarify their mission, visions, values, and priorities allowing participants to exit the seminar with a solid strategic foundation. Part 1 of 2

  • Start • End Date: 03/14/2019 • 03/14/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Katherine Spradley
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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How to Gain Capital for Your Small Business

Need Capital? This seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available for small businesses.

  • Start • End Date: 03/19/2019 • 03/19/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nancy Blackman
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Strategic Planning II for Small Businesses

This seminar builds on the established framework of a one-year and five-year strategic plan from Part I. Business owners will work to cultivate, articulate, and clarify their SMART business goals and KPIs (key performance indicators) allowing participants to exit the seminar with a solid strategic plan for success. Part 2 of 2

  • Start • End Date: 03/21/2019 • 03/21/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Katherine Spradley
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Mastering the Art of Customer Service for a Small Business

Good customer service is often hard to describe but very obvious when it is lacking. Customers will shop more frequently, spend more money, and refer a business more if they experience good customer service. In this seminar we will visit the three main points of good customer service, how to train and continue to monitor customer service in your line employees, and the huge impact customer service has on the bottom line. Seminar held at: Mi Casita 559 N. Raleigh Rd. Angier, NC 27501

  • Start • End Date: 03/26/2019 • 03/26/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free Seminar/ Lunch Dutch Treat
  • Instructor: Jeanne Eury
  • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
  • Building Location: Mi Casita, Angier NC
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How to Research, Plan and Conduct a Winning Sales Strategy

As business owners learn to forecast the right products and services, the right timing and the right place at the right price to bring in customer traffic, they should also be mastering negotiation skills. Enhanced and exercised negotiating skills helps the entrepreneur buy products at a lower cost and sell at a higher price. Negotiations are a vital part of our lives, both at work and at home. Whether you are in discussions with an individual about personal matters or trying to close a huge contract for your company, negotiating skills are the keys to success in business and in life. Learn to improve your ability to handle deals and clients with confidence and strength. Don’t lose deals due to poor forecasting and negotiation skills, learn the tips and how to use them in this workshop.

  • Start • End Date: 04/02/2019 • 04/02/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location: 113

How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

This seminar will teach tried and proven techniques for building a viable and competitive transportation business. The presenter, with years of experience in transportation, will provide insight in areas such as: How to get started; How to get funding for your trucking business; Different types of freight and the equipment needed for each; What are some regulations and risks; and other topics that will be beneficial to help you get started in the transportation business.

  • Start • End Date: 04/11/2019 • 04/11/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Shirley Gray-Burney
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Maximizing Your Exposure During a Downtown Event/Festival

Downtown events are an excellent opportunity to showcase your business. During this workshop attendees will learn: The Best Ways to advertise/market their business prior to the event, How to partner with event organizers or vendors for greater exposure, How to determine staff requirements, amp up merchandising and other ways to attract customers. You will also learn techniques on collecting contact information and the best ways to follow-up after the event. Join us at the Erwin Public Library, 110 West F Street, Erwin, NC

  • Start • End Date: 04/25/2019 • 04/25/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jeanne Eury
  • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
  • Building Location: Erwin Public Library
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