Lee 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 Lee County seminars.

Fueling Your Business �

This session is designed to help women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs understand how to access credit for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions. Finally, you will learn about the Rural Center’s Micro-enterprise Loan Program and details about its lending criteria and application process.

  • Start • End Date: 05/03/2018 • 05/03/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: JaLisha Richmond
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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Marketing Your Business (CBS)

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.

  • Start • End Date: 05/10/2018 • 05/10/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Terri Brown
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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Finding and Writing Grants

This seminar focuses on how to get organized to prepare grant proposals with grant-writing tips. Topics to be discussed include: identifying funding sources, how to be prepared as an organization, elements of a grant proposal, etc. This is an excellent seminar for Non-Profits.

  • Start • End Date: 05/17/2018 • 05/17/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Karen Kennedy
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation)
  • Building Location:
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WAVE Accounting Part 1

Wave is a free, cloud-based accounting program for freelancers, home-based businesses, and small businesses with fewer than 10 employees. This workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to become proficient with Wave Accounting software through a hands-on learning approach.

  • Start • End Date: 05/24/2018 • 05/24/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Crystal Wambeke-Barbera
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation)
  • Building Location:
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WAVE Accounting Part 2

This workshop is a continuation of Wave Accounting Part 1. Wave is a cloud-based accounting software that provides free accounting, invoicing, receipt scanning and personal finance, plus affordable credit card processing (payments).

  • Start • End Date: 06/05/2018 • 06/05/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Crystal Wambeke-Barbera
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation)
  • Building Location: https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=110380035
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Business Plan Basics

Learn the key elements of a successful business plan, how to develop one, and why it's important! Find out how to outline your plan, craft a mission statement, analyze the market and the industry, create a financial plan, and locate resources.

  • Start • End Date: 06/12/2018 • 06/12/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melissa Terrell
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation)
  • Building Location:
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Introduction to Google Tools

Who says "Nothing good is free"? Google offers hundreds of services and tools, many of which are free. This seminar will introduce you to some of Google's most popular tools such as Drive, Calendar, and Alerts, as well as some of the less common applications. Learn how to keep your business or organization running using one of the world's most well-known platforms.

  • Start • End Date: 06/26/2018 • 06/26/2018
  • Day: Tu, Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Kelly Klug
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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