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.

Canva - Advanced Design Skills for Small Business Owner/Marketer - Online

In this training, digital marketing expert Melanie Diehl takes a deeper dive into the advanced capabilities of Canva. Session includes hands-on design time and screen-sharing for feedback. PRE-REQUISITES: Canva account and working knowledge of Canva. Having an upgraded (paid subscription) account is highly recommended.

  • Start • End Date: 04/20/2021 • 04/20/2021
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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eCommerce: Thinking Outside the Box for your Small Business - Online

Since the pandemic hit in March 2020, thousands of business owners made a massive shift in their business and embraced the online world in order to not only survive, but to thrive. Whether you have an existing business, or are planning to launch one soon, having an eCommerce component is critical to success. Join digital marketing expert Melanie Diehl for this webinar where you’ll learn some creative and alternative ways to show up for your customers and clients using an online store or shop. We’ll discuss the basics of eCommerce, selecting the right platform for your business, how it works and the user experience (UX).

  • Start • End Date: 04/22/2021 • 04/22/2021
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Instagram for Your Small Business

Stories and hashtags and reels, oh my! Building your brand and selling on Instagram does not need to be a mystery! Pictures are worth a thousand words...and they sell! Join us for a workshop designed to help move followers from inspiration to making purchasing decisions instantaneously. This session will cover building your brand, creating buzz, Instagram influencers, hashtags, a business toolkit, and the ins and outs for businesses. Bring your device for some hands-on activity!

  • Start • End Date: 05/03/2021 • 05/03/2021
  • Day: M
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Online Seller Webinar - Understanding State Tax Obligations

Online Seller Webinar (Specialty Webinar) (2 hours) This webinar will assist online sellers that are “engaged in business” in North Carolina. Areas of discussion within the webinar will include: sellers with a physical presence in N.C., remote sales to N.C., marketplace facilitators and marketplace sellers as well as applying for a N.C. Sales and Use Tax Account ID, if necessary.

  • Start • End Date: 05/11/2021 • 05/11/2021
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Kayla DeMaria NC Department of Revenue
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Leading and Managing Remote Employees

Increasing virtual technology and the COVID-19 environment has given rise to an explosion of employees working from home. This has presented both challenges and opportunities for small business leaders. In this webinar, we’ll explore the advantages as well as the unique challenges of hiring, managing, motivating and leading remote employees. During this webinar, you'll discover how your business can benefit from remote workers, tips for finding, hiring, and managing high-performing virtual and remote workers, and top challenges with remote work and how to mitigate them.

  • Start • End Date: 06/08/2021 • 06/08/2021
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Kim Sutton
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Consumer Behavior Amongst COVID-19

As concern regarding coronavirus grows, the impact on consumer preferences rapidly change. Consumers are settling into a temporary normal that includes opting for convenience over loyalty. Although most non-essential businesses have closed their doors, consumers are still holding tight to some familiar behaviors and creating new behaviors. During this seminar, you will learn how consumer preferences are changing and how to build a remarkable customer experience that makes your brand relevant to consumers.

  • Start • End Date: 06/10/2021 • 06/10/2021
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michael Barbera
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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