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.

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. Seminar held at The Indigo Room 121 E. H Street Erwin, NC 28339

  • Start • End Date: 08/28/2018 • 08/28/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: The Indigo Room
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QuickBooks I for a Small Business

This seminar will give participants a basic understanding of QuickBooks accounting software. It will cover creating your company file and the very basics to get you started using QuickBooks for your business

  • Start • End Date: 09/04/2018 • 09/04/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Room 102
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QuickBooks II for a Small Business

This is the second part of the QuickBooks seminar and will cover setting up customers, vendors, how to prepare invoices, assess finance charges, enter bills and pay bills

  • Start • End Date: 09/11/2018 • 09/11/2018
  • 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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Sales and Use Tax Workshop

This workshop will help participants better understand 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 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 any depth during this workshop.

  • Start • End Date: 09/13/2018 • 09/13/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Rhonda High
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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How to Buy or Sell a Small Business

Whether you are buying a small business or selling a small business, this seminar will give you the essential information needed to make the best deal. You will learn 10 steps and procedures in selling your small business. Looking to buy a small business? This seminar will also equip you with the information needed to purchase the best business for you. There will be a Q&A with the instructor after the session.

  • Start • End Date: 09/25/2018 • 09/25/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Ernie Groom
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Room 106
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Starting a Business: The Fundamentals

Learn the basic skills and strategies needed to start and run a successful sustainable small business organization. The session includes discussions about creating business models, pricing strategies, ownership and stock issues, profit centers and branding. Get tips about market surveying, Internet commerce, making ads pay for themselves..

  • Start • End Date: 10/01/2018 • 10/01/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location: Room 113
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How to Create, Write and Update a Business Plan and/or Model

Choosing the right profit centers and developing marketing plan models. Learn the fundamentals about selecting the right profit centers for a business, business planning details and components will be discussed. Study important strategies to help every business earn more profits and the owners enhance their marketing, surveying, forecasting, pricing and risk management skills.

  • Start • End Date: 10/08/2018 • 10/08/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location: Room 113
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Marketing Matters: Importance of Customer Retention for a Small Business

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 guerilla style 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.

  • Start • End Date: 10/15/2018 • 10/15/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location: Room 113
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: eNewsletters for Small Businesses

Using the word “newsletter” in a subject line can decrease your email open rate by 18%? Many businesses and organizations refer to their regular email campaigns as eNewsletters or "even worse" eBlasts. Inboxes are exploding at the seams, so how can you get your email campaigns opened, and more importantly, read? Join us for an email marketing seminar that will provide your business with the tools and techniques that will improve your open rates, increase your click through rates, and decrease your bounces and unsubscribes.

  • Start • End Date: 10/16/2018 • 10/16/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Red Barn 123 E. Depot St. Angier, NC 27501
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How to Market a Small Business during Road Construction

The SBC and the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting this free seminar to maximize your marketing during the I-95 widening project. We understand the I-95 widening project may cause challenges not only for your interstate located businesses, but for our entire business community. We need to keep our local customers and still attract those traveling I-95. Customers need to hear WHY your shop, restaurant or service is worth the effort. During this seminar marketing strategies and opportunities will be discussed to keep your business thriving during road construction

  • Start • End Date: 10/18/2018 • 10/18/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jeanne Eury
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Dunn Area History Museum
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Merchandising: How to Price Products & Services for a Small Business

New entrepreneurs must learn the important merchandising skills to insure inventory sells and turns a profit. A short list of topics to include designing floor plan grids and customer flow, fixture and rack type choices, displaying, seasonal presentations and rotation, showcasing, show windows, medial tools, lighting and sales team training. New business owners will benefit from these fundamental strategies to achieve enhanced merchandising and marketing presentations.

  • Start • End Date: 10/22/2018 • 10/22/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location: Room 113
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Finding Right Customers for Your Small Business by Helping Them Find You

A business cannot be all things to all people. It must be everything to some people. The challenge is how to find your customers by helping them find you. Discover 8 ways to reach various customer groups. Explore possibilities of print, broadcast, social media, web site, and telemarketing, appointment setting and face to face to successfully reach all the customer groups. Tips and strategies for positive results for every business.

  • Start • End Date: 10/29/2018 • 10/29/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location: Room 113
  • Register Now!