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.

The 5 Factors Small Business Owners Must Measure To Increase Revenue and Profit

You didn't start your business because you knew how to run a business. You started your business because you had a passion or found your purpose, or you provide a solution in the marketplace. You've been growing your business, but not as quickly as you'd like with the results you desire. You've taken the advice of sell more and spend less in growing your business and have hit a plateau. In this webinar, you'll learn the 5 factors that when measured and adjusted can increase your revenue and profits by 48% or more. If you are ready to take your business from start-up to scale up then this session is for you.

  • Start • End Date: 07/24/2018 • 07/24/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Debbie Page
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Business Blogging 101: Attract Your Next 1,000 Customers

How do you attract new prospects to your website...and convert them to paying clients and customers? If you've ever been cold-called by an SEO company, you might think that in order to be competitive, you have to pay 1,000's of dollars every month for "search engine optimization" on your business website. Unfortunately, while this may be a good idea, it's often little more than a trap that keeps you tied to an ongoing contract with a shady contractor...with very few new actual customers to show for it. And here's why: because "getting found on Google" often doesn't translate to getting more clients. In this webinar, you'll learn how to leverage your own professional insights + expertise to attract more perfect-fit clients (and not just fly-by-night discount seekers!). In one hour, you'll understand the basics of content marketing via blogging to attract the best fit clients for you and the business you're building. So whether you decide to roll up your sleeves and create content yourself OR you decide to hire it out, you'll understand what makes a strong content strategy to build your business not just now, but for years to come.

  • Start • End Date: 08/14/2018 • 08/14/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jeni Elliott
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Social Media 101: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Why

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to get results on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. You’ll also discover “hidden” Facebook ad features that can give you big results, and learn how to prioritize your efforts on social media and maximize your results.

  • Start • End Date: 08/23/2018 • 08/23/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Allison Chaney
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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How to Grow Your Business with Public Speaking

Once of the best ways to grow your business is through public speaking, especially if you consider yourself an expert. You can position yourself as an industry leader, build credibility, strengthen your reputation, and also fill your sales funnel. In this webinar, you’ll learn why mindset is critical to a successful talk and the results you’re looking for, how to identify your target market so you’re in front of the right audience, where to find opportunities to speak, ways to showcase your expertise in a way that aligns with your brand, and proven strategies to pitch organizers and have them refer you time and time again.

  • Start • End Date: 09/11/2018 • 09/11/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Robin Samora
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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How to Rock The Podcast: Podcasting Secrets from Both Sides of the Mic

Interview Connections founder and CEO Jessica Rhodes will teach you how to use podcasting to grow your small business. The key to successfully leveraging podcast interviews in your business is to rock it from both sides of the mic. Jessica will start by talking about being a guest on podcasts and end with the steps to starting an interview based podcast.

  • Start • End Date: 09/19/2018 • 09/19/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jessica Rhodes
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Storytelling for Small Business Marketing

Storytelling is an important tool in the marketing kit of a small business. Stories help you explain your services, show why you’re unique, demonstrate your expertise, and come across as warm, personable, and authentic. You can grab your audience’s attention and keep them engaged even in a noisy, crowded marketplace. In this webinar, you’ll discover how to structure a marketing story, techniques borrowed from the master storytellers to exponentially increase your “know, like, and trust” factor, and 3 places you can use stories to boost your marketing results (and make marketing easier and more enjoyable, too.

  • Start • End Date: 09/25/2018 • 09/25/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Cathy Goodwin
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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The Hollywood Squares Method: How to Use a Simple, Yet Powerful System to Fuel New Business Referrals and Create Strategic Business Alliances that Pay Off for a Lifetime

During this nuts and bolts training session, you will get a wakeup call about how to jump start powerful conversations with people of influence by leading with the needs of others first; discover how to set up powerful partnerships right out of the gate; and learn to create your own "Hollywood Squares" so you can build relationships with perfect partners who can serve up referrals and other welcome outcomes for a lifetime.

  • Start • End Date: 10/02/2018 • 10/02/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nancy Juetten
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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The Personal Finance Workshop for Business Owners

This webinar focuses on the personal finances of the small business owner. Ja’Net Adams paid off $50,000 of debt in two years and without doing that she would not have had the funding and to be able to invest in and grow her company. This workshop will make sure that the audience discovers the steps needed to strengthen their personal finances so that they are in a better position to invest in their company and avoid taking on bad customers and clients.

  • Start • End Date: 10/16/2018 • 10/16/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Ja'Net Adams
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Small Business Lending (CBS)

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.

  • Start • End Date: 10/25/2018 • 10/25/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: JaLisha Richmond
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
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Creating a Clear, Compelling, and Effective Marketing Message

How do you create a clear and compelling message for your marketing? In this class, professional copywriter Stella Orange will walk you through the steps to create a clearer, more effective marketing message for your business. First, you’ll create a simple story to understand the ‘hero’s journey’ your customers are on. Then, you’ll develop the three elements of a powerful marketing message: the group of people you work with, the #1 benefit of your work, and three things that make you unique in the marketplace. This class will be a mix of teaching and workshopping participant ideas " we’ll improve your marketing message together! Includes an 8-page PDF worksheet.

  • Start • End Date: 11/27/2018 • 11/27/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Stella Orange
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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