Online 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 Online seminars.

6 Ways to Attract Instagram Followers That Will Actually Buy from You (Webinar)

This presentation will walk you through how to use Instagram as a tool to attract your ideal client or customer. It will cover why Instagram is a great platform for business owners, how to optimize your profile and how to create posts that make people take action. These will be all actionable insights, no fluff. Discover how to turn your followers into buyers.

  • Start • End Date: 04/04/2019 • 04/04/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Bianca Lynch
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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An Overview of Market Research for Small Businesses: What is it and Why do it? (Webinar)

How can you use market research to help start or grow a business? Is it worth the time? What can you do today without having to hire an expert? Before you start or expand your business, you can test the viability of your product or service; learn all you can about the industry, demographics, trends, and potential buying habits. This webinar will show you how to create new marketing messages, implement new ideas right away, save time and money in your marketing efforts, and make smarter decisions for your business.

  • Start • End Date: 04/11/2019 • 04/11/2019
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Joy Taylor
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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NCDOR - Withholding 101 Workshop (Webinar)

This workshop will give participants a better understanding of state withholding tax requirements when hiring a new employee. Participants will learn about the basics of state withholding taxes, how to register for an account, and how to fill out a return in addition to discussing when withholding is required for certain 1099 recipients.

  • Start • End Date: 04/12/2019 • 04/12/2019
  • Day: F
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Referral Marketing: How to Use the Power of Word-of-Mouth to Grow Your Business and Create Loyal Customers (Webinar)

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to create more buzz for your business by utilizing referral marketing strategies. Up to 92% of people trust recommendations from family and friends, while as little as 36-48% trust advertising, so a referral marketing plan can reap big rewards for a small business.

  • Start • End Date: 04/23/2019 • 04/23/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Terri Brown
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location: Online
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ABCs of Trademarks for Small Business (Webinar)

Is your company name important to you? Did you spend time and money developing a logo or a slogan? Small business owners that answer yes should consider registering for a trademark as a way to protect the business brand. North Carolina’s trademarks registry is administered by the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office, while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office oversee federal trademarks. This seminar focuses on various aspects of trademarks " from choosing between a federal or a state trademark or both to filing for one. Attendees can expect to get an overview of the costs, benefits and pitfalls of trademarks.

  • Start • End Date: 04/30/2019 • 04/30/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Ann Elmore
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Starting a Business/Building a Plan (Webinar)

This course tackles the often overwhelming topic of creating a plan for your business. It breaks the planning process into 12 key areas. We walk you through everything from developing a business concept, to financial forecasting, marketing, product development, and establishing achievable goals. When you finish this course, you will be able to write a plan that gets the attention of investors. Your plan will help you get moving in the direction of obtaining the wealth and success you have been dreaming of for yourself and your family.

  • Start • End Date: 05/07/2019 • 05/07/2019
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michael Barbera
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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