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.

How Storytelling Can Position You As An Expert In Your Industry - Online

When you run a small business, you need to communicate that you have the expertise, skills and training to solve your client’s problems. But you’re a professional. You can’t afford to sell yourself with hype, sleaze or obnoxious boasting. So how can you establish yourself as an expert without boasting? Easy. Tell stories! During this webinar training, you will learn why storytelling will be the most precise tool in your marketing kit to position yourself as The Expert, 3 simple elements that will establish your expertise and confirm your credibility, the one type of story that will clobber your hard-won reputation as an expert (and it's usually so tempting to share), and the 5 ingredients of a SMART story that supports your business

  • Start • End Date: 05/27/2020 • 05/27/2020
  • Day: W
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Dr. Cathy Goodwin
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Creating a Winning Business Plan

Whether your business is a service, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing you need a plan. In fact, if you try to borrow money for a business the first question asked by the lender will be, “Do you have a business Plan?” Creating a Winning Business Plan will offer simple, easy-to-follow steps for creating a business plan that fits your business. The program will focus on: How to easily create a simple business plan How to create a full-length plan that can guide your business Which parts of the plan must be done in specific ways Which parts of the plan bankers focus on How to create the important marketing segment of the plan What the plan must look like If you think the time is right for you to start a business"you’re right! The key is to create a winning business plan. Creating a Winning Business Plan help you get started in the right way.

  • Start • End Date: 05/28/2020 • 05/28/2020
  • Day:
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Mike Collins
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Dynamite Marketing On a Firecracker Budget for Small Business Owners - Online

Successful business owners know that marketing is the most important part of any business. Believe it or not, even in today’s challenging marketplace, it has never been as easy or economical to do great, profitable marketing! In Dynamite Marketing On a Firecracker Budget you will learn: 35 Ways to grab new customers How to choose the social media your customers pay attention to How to network quickly and easily The Top 5 Marketing tools every business needs to use How get inexpensive creative assistance If you can’t market successfully you will simply end up with an expensive hobby. Dynamite Marketing On a Firecracker Budget will show you that great, profitable marketing has never been simpler.

  • Start • End Date: 06/04/2020 • 06/04/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Mike Collins
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Getting It All Done in Tuff Times for Small Business Owners - Online

Starting and running a small business is a challenge and getting it all done can feel impossible. If your To-Do List is winning and growing longer every day you need to let Getting It All Done in Tuff Times show you how to: -- Find an extra hour a day. -- Plan on purpose and plan with a purpose. -- Deal with difficult people. -- Set and track priorities: Are you trying to do too much? -- Meet timelines and deadlines: How to do three things at once. -- What to do in times of crisis and conflict. -- How to handle the stress of tuff times. -- Getting it done and go home on time. Succeeding in time management and organization is about setting and meeting goals, working more effectively with the people around you, digging out from under the paperwork and email avalanche, and dealing with the stress of a crazy economy. Getting It All Done in Tuff Times can help you do those things.

  • Start • End Date: 06/11/2020 • 06/11/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Mike Collins
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Selling Online Today: Which eCommerce Platform is Right for You - Online

In this webinar we will explore the features of well-known e-commerce sites such as an eBay, Shopify, Amazon.com, and Etsy as well as creating your own website as an online store. 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. At the end of this session, you will be able to understand whether you need to sell online and what are the risks and costs, have an understanding of your online store options such as an eBay Store, Amazon web store, Shopify, Etsy, or your own website, understand the differences between platforms, and determine what is right for you.

  • Start • End Date: 07/21/2020 • 07/21/2020
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nick Hawks
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Finding the Perfect Product: How to Find Merchandise to Sell Online - Online

The most asked question Nick Hawks gets asked as an eCommerce guru is “where do you get the stuff you sell online”. That’s the million dollar question isn’t it? In this fast paced class you will learn secrets to sourcing merchandise to sell online. Nick will also show you how to research products to find the best selling items. You'll learn about wholesaling, drop shipping, foreign Sources, and liquidation in this webinar.

  • Start • End Date: 07/22/2020 • 07/22/2020
  • Day: W
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nick Hawks
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Selling Successfully on Amazon - Online

Amazon is the leading eCommerce website in the United States with more than $281 billion dollars in 2019 net sales. Amazon has more than 350 million active customer accounts worldwide. In this fast paced class you’ll learn the secrets of Amazon's search algorithm, how to register & choose the account that fits your goals, and how to list an item on Amazon for free to maximize your profitability. You’ll learn how to ship your items or let Amazon ship them for you with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipping services. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest way to start selling online. Sell just a few items and pay no monthly fee with the Individual plan or choose the Small Business subscription for unlimited selling.

  • Start • End Date: 07/23/2020 • 07/23/2020
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nick Hawks
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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