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.

Insurance for a Small Business

Every small business needs insurance, but the type one needs is oftentimes confusing to a new business owner. During this 1-hour seminar key points of purchasing business insurance will be explained to give the business owner a better understanding of the reasons insurance is so important to a small business.

  • Start • End Date: 02/22/2018 • 02/22/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Do I need an Online eCommerce Presence for my Business?

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.

  • Start • End Date: 02/27/2018 • 02/27/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nick Hawks
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Is Owning a Small Business a Good Fit For You?

This one hour seminar will highlight some of the myths and realities of owning a small business. Assess, motivate, and take action to becoming a small business owner that is able to succeed. Business ownership terms, self-assessment, and action planning will be discussed.

  • Start • End Date: 03/08/2018 • 03/08/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Mari-inetta Pavlic
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Business Funding Through the NC Rural Center

Many entrepreneurs believe that conventional banks are there only option for securing funding. The NC Rural Center has several programs designed to provide capital for businesses that don’t meet the typical requirements for a bank loan. Come out and learn what options are available and how to apply for the Rural Centers programs.

  • Start • End Date: 03/08/2018 • 03/08/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: JaLisha Richmond
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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20 Ways to Boost Customer Traffic & Profitable Sales for a Barbershop or Salon Business

Learn effective business management strategies aimed at increasing sales and profits. Learn how to use targeted and guerilla marketing strategies as well as surveying and Internet tools. Get tips about up-selling, profit center promotions, branding and many others to help increase sales quickly. Get a sample A-Z business survey to help find areas that need immediate management attention.

  • Start • End Date: 03/12/2018 • 03/12/2018
  • 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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Elevate Your Facebook Marketing

You're using Facebook to market your small business or non-profit great! Now it's time to take it to the next level by utilizing strategies such as Facebook ads, boosted posts, Facebook Groups and leveraging events. In this 90-minute session, you will learn some key points that will help generate leads, drive website traffic, and grow your list. Seminar will be held at Grandsons, Dunn NC

  • Start • End Date: 03/14/2018 • 03/14/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Grandsons, Dunn, NC
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Creating a Loan Package

This course details the exact set of steps necessary in preparing a comprehensive loan package request. What a bank or non-traditional lender (such as USDA or SBA) is looking for will be evaluated. In this seminar we will discuss credit, collateral and repayment ability. Simply understanding the way a lender thinks can more than double your effectiveness in raising money for your business.

  • Start • End Date: 03/20/2018 • 03/20/2018
  • 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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Managing Cash Flow for a Small Business

Managing business cash flow is key to creating a healthy small business. This one hour seminar will discuss the basics of managing cash flow by evaluating three views of cash flow that can assist your day to day small business activities.

  • Start • End Date: 03/22/2018 • 03/22/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Defining, Managing & Expanding Digital Assets for Your Small Business

In this seminar participants will learn to identify the components of their current and potential digital asset portfolio including things such as financial management, contact management, websites, social media, and data driven tools. Participants should also expect to gain a better understanding of how to digitize existing traditional business processes and modernize their respective businesses.

  • Start • End Date: 03/22/2018 • 03/22/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Wesley Johnson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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How to Handle the Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Social Media

84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. What should you do when your business receives an online review? How do you handle negative reviews or comments? What's the impact of online reviews for your business? Join us for a 90-minute session where we cover best practices on getting good reviews, handling not-so-good reviews, and managing your online review sites.

  • Start • End Date: 04/12/2018 • 04/12/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location:
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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: 04/16/2018 • 04/16/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Olga Abrams
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Organizational Types & Considerations for a Small Business

One you have determined you want to start a business you must determine which business structure is right for your business. During this one hour seminar organizations types will be discussed to help you determine the best structure for your business: Sole-Proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, or Corporation.

  • Start • End Date: 04/19/2018 • 04/19/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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How to Write a Business Plan

The business plan is essential for a new or existing small business. A business plan allows the business owner a chance to predict and evaluate his or her business goals. This seminar will review the basics for a business plan and give hands on experience that will allow attendees to leave with a rough draft of a business plan.

  • Start • End Date: 04/24/2018 • 04/24/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Dean Knipe
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Planning for a Healthy Business

Planning is essential when starting or growing a business. It is important to navigate and research the best plan to assist your small business. In this one hour seminar a 4-Step Planning Model will be introduced to assist small businesses both new and existing to create a healthy and thriving business.

  • Start • End Date: 05/10/2018 • 05/10/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Record Keeping for a Small Business

During this seminar record keeping will be discussed and different accounting systems will be reviewed. Attendees will gain valuable insight to how and why record keeping is essential for their small business.

  • Start • End Date: 05/24/2018 • 05/24/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Risk Management for a Small Business

What types of risks are associated with owning a small business? During this seminar an experienced presenter will review and discuss how to identify and control internal and external business risks.

  • Start • End Date: 06/07/2018 • 06/07/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Conquer the Competition

The big companies have huge budgets and resources for advertising and marketing. It seems they have major advantages over young, start up and small business owner entrepreneurs. This seminars shares tips and strategies to help level the field for the little businesses and give them some skill to develop knock-out competitive advantages to build their companies in small towns and rural communities.

  • Start • End Date: 06/12/2018 • 06/12/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning

How can your small business continue to strive beyond your scope? Is selling the best option for you and your small business? What are the challenges and benefits when planning for succession? Find out answers to these questions and more during this face-to-face seminar with a field experienced professional.

  • Start • End Date: 06/21/2018 • 06/21/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Tax Planning and Reporting for a Small Buisness

Managing small business tax obligations can be daunting to a new or existing business. During this seminar attendees will gain insight to valuable resources for primary business taxes. Tax forms, obligations, and management will be reviewed to assist small business owners with planning and reporting taxes.

  • Start • End Date: 07/12/2018 • 07/12/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Time Management for a Small Business

How can a small business owner have time to do everything needed to run a successful business? Time Management is key when operating a business of any size. During this seminar the importance of time management will be discussed as well as ways to improve managing daily tasks and goals for your business.

  • Start • End Date: 07/19/2018 • 07/19/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Starting a Business in Harnett County - Essential Resources

In this seminar participants will learn what is key in starting and/or growing a business in Harnett County. Whether an individual is just starting a business plan or is looking for expansion this event will answer questions of who, where, and how for potential business owners looking to utilize the resources Harnett County has to offer.

  • Start • End Date: 07/26/2018 • 07/26/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Mari-Inetta Pavlic Nick Dula
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Harnett County Library
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Credit Reporting for a Small Business

This 1-hour seminar will review the basics for accurate credit reporting including: Business Credit Reports, Consumer Reporting Agencies, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Personal Guarantor. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge to assist existing businesses and start-ups.

  • Start • End Date: 08/02/2018 • 08/02/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michelle Hudson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
  • Register Now!