All 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 willl receive an Entrepreneurial Foundation Certificate.

Call (919) 718-7544 to pre-register or for more information about Chatham County seminars.

Call (910) 892-2884 to pre-register or for more information about Harnett County seminars.

Call (919) 774-6442 to pre-register or for more information about Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce seminars.

Call (919) 718-7544 to pre-register or for more information about Lee County seminars.

How to Start a Business (CBS)

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

  • Start • End Date: 01/23/2018 • 01/23/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michael Barbera
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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How to Develop a Plan for Your Small Business Pt.3: Writing your Business Plan pt. 2

Continuing with how to write a complete business plan, we will cover the remaining sections of a business plan with examples for each section. Sections include your marketing & sales, operations, personnel, management, financial and executive summary.

  • Start • End Date: 01/24/2018 • 01/24/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Carl Baumann
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Niche and Grow Rich

During this webinar, you’ll discover why it is so important to name and claim a profitable niche and what it costs your business when you don’t. You’ll also learn the simplest way to name your niche in record time and how to put your audience, big result, and buying triggers together to describe what you do with clarity so that clients want to buy.

  • Start • End Date: 01/25/2018 • 01/25/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nancy Juetten
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Credit Reporting for a Small Business

This 1-hour seminar will review the basics for accurate credit reporting including: Business Credit Reports, Consumer Reporting Agencies, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Personal Guarantor. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge to assist existing businesses and start-ups.

  • Start • End Date: 01/25/2018 • 01/25/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Crowdfunding: The Alternative to Raising Capital

The business funding landscape has been changing in our Nation and State. Many entrepreneurs are finding crowd funding to be a viable alternative to conventional methods of securing capital. This seminar will go through the state laws on how small businesses can utilize crowdfunding to help start or grow their business.

  • Start • End Date: 01/25/2018 • 01/25/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: John Maron
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Building A Sustainable Social Media Strategy

Are you tired and frustrated at chasing down the latest social media marketing tactic without knowing whether or not it's worth your time and investment? During this webinar you’ll discover a simple, practical approach for putting together a goal-oriented social media strategy. Learn the three key areas of your business that can be most heavily impacted by social media as well as how to turn tangible business goals into actionable social media strategies and tactics.

  • Start • End Date: 01/30/2018 • 01/30/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Cario
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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How to Develop a Plan for Your Small Business Pt.4: Financial Planning for your Small Business

Understanding your business’ financial statements is critical to your success. We will develop a business’ financial statements from the start of the business. You will learn how the statements are constructed and how to analyze them to improve business performance.

  • Start • End Date: 01/31/2018 • 01/31/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Carl Baumann
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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How to Write a Business Plan (CBS)

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

  • Start • End Date: 02/01/2018 • 02/01/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Mike Collins
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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QuickBooks Online

This hands-on seminar will give a basic introduction and understanding to QuickBooks Online accounting system. It will cover the basics of using the Online version of Quickbooks for your small business.

  • Start • End Date: 02/06/2018 • 02/06/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 102
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Basics of Bookkeeping (CBS)

Good bookkeeping practices are essential to running a successful small business. Even if you use a bookkeeper or accountant you still should understand the basics. Learn how to set yourself up for success by keeping organized and thorough records.

  • Start • End Date: 02/06/2018 • 02/06/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Lori Stiles
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Financial Management for a Small Business

Starting and operating a small business can be tricky when you are not sure how to manage the budget. This 1-hour seminar will cover Budgeting, Cash Flow Projections, and Profit & Loss Statement. Attendees will learn how to create and maintain a working budget that can help their business succeed.

  • Start • End Date: 02/08/2018 • 02/08/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Basics of Bookkeeping (CBS)

Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.

  • Start • End Date: 02/08/2018 • 02/08/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Crystal Wambeke-Barbera
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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QuickBooks Online

This hands-on seminar will give a basic introduction and understanding to QuickBooks Online accounting system. It will cover the basics of using the Online version of Quickbooks for your small business.

  • Start • End Date: 02/12/2018 • 02/12/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jennifer Nelson
  • Location Code: HHSC (Harnett Health Science Center)
  • Building Location:
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Business Taxes (CBS)

Every new small business owner has a lot to learn about the various types of taxes that must be paid and to whom. This session will explain all of the types of business taxes and how to register a new business with the appropriate local, state, and federal taxing agencies. This seminar will also include tips about filing tax returns and avoiding “red flags” that can trigger an audit.

  • Start • End Date: 02/13/2018 • 02/13/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Lori Stiles
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Introduction to Facebook Advertising

With more than 2 billion monthly users, Facebook advertising is the fastest way to reach prospects, generate more traffic, and increase your sales online. Facebook ad targeting expert, Dr. Arlene Battishill will teach you how to reach ideal prospects for your business that are highly likely to be interested in your product and service while spending less on your Facebook ads.

  • Start • End Date: 02/15/2018 • 02/15/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Arlene Battishill
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Facebook Marketing

This workshop explains the facts, myths, dos, and don’ts of social media marketing, which cover how to post, when to post, tagging, selling, engaging, cognitive behavior, consumer behavior and emotions, and developing a valuable brand. This workshop will assist you in maximizing your Return on Investment (ROI) on social media.

  • Start • End Date: 02/20/2018 • 02/20/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Michael Barbera
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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Choosing Your Business Structure (CBS)

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, chapter S-corporations and limited liability companies (LLC's). Owners need to understand which type of business organization is right for them based on tax laws, risk of lawsuit and capital availability.

  • Start • End Date: 02/20/2018 • 02/20/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jon Spoon
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Insurance for a Small Business

Every small business needs insurance, but the type one needs is oftentimes confusing to a new business owner. During this 1-hour seminar key points of purchasing business insurance will be explained to give the business owner a better understanding of the reasons insurance is so important to a small business.

  • Start • End Date: 02/22/2018 • 02/22/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Do I need an Online eCommerce Presence for my Business?

One way to expand your small business is to sell products online. 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. We will explore the features of well-known e-commerce hosts such as the eBay Store, Shopify, Amazon.com, and Etsy as well as other options for creating an online store.

  • Start • End Date: 02/27/2018 • 02/27/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nick Hawks
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Business Taxes (CBS)

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.

  • Start • End Date: 02/27/2018 • 02/27/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Lori Stiles
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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20 Ways to Boost Customer Traffic & Profitable Sales for a Barbershop or Salon Business

Learn effective business management strategies aimed at increasing sales and profits. Learn how to use targeted and guerilla marketing strategies as well as surveying and Internet tools. Get tips about up-selling, profit center promotions, branding and many others to help increase sales quickly. Get a sample A-Z business survey to help find areas that need immediate management attention.

  • Start • End Date: 03/05/2018 • 03/05/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Steve Carver
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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5 Elements of Personal Brand Positioning for Small Business Owners

This webinar will show you a roadmap for how to position yourself as an industry leader so you can grow your business. Participants will learn actionable, ready to implement tactics including how to: create a clear and concise message, showcase evidence and case studies of success, establish client attractive social proof to help close the sale, position yourself with thought leadership content, and learn how to broadcast thought leadership messages effectively online and off. Participants will walk away with a clear “toolkit” for their personal brand to help them establish their brand and take their existing business to the next level.

  • Start • End Date: 03/06/2018 • 03/06/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Amanda Miller-Littlejohn
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Is Owning a Small Business a Good Fit For You?

This one hour seminar will highlight some of the myths and realities of owning a small business. Assess, motivate, and take action to becoming a small business owner that is able to succeed. Business ownership terms, self-assessment, and action planning will be discussed.

  • Start • End Date: 03/08/2018 • 03/08/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Business Funding Through the NC Rural Center

Many entrepreneurs believe that conventional banks are there only option for securing funding. The NC Rural Center has several programs designed to provide capital for businesses that don’t meet the typical requirements for a bank loan. Come out and learn what options are available and how to apply for the Rural Centers programs.

  • Start • End Date: 03/08/2018 • 03/08/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: JaLisha Richmond
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Low Cost Marketing Ideas

Learn how to create a marketing strategy that supports your business goals. This seminar will cover some of the best marketing tools that are free or at a very low-cost and explore creative ways to promote your business within your budget.

  • Start • End Date: 03/13/2018 • 03/13/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melissa Terrell
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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Business Basics for Artists

Artists are not always excited about locking in the core practices and habits that are necessary to effectively run a business, but the skills needed can be learned. This seminar focuses specifically on the business practices necessary to run a creative enterprise. Come out and learn some tips and tricks for developing your creative passion into a viable source of income.

  • Start • End Date: 03/13/2018 • 03/13/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jon Spoon
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Elevate Your Facebook Marketing

You're using Facebook to market your small business or non-profit great! Now it's time to take it to the next level by utilizing strategies such as Facebook ads, boosted posts, Facebook Groups and leveraging events. In this 90-minute session, you will learn some key points that will help generate leads, drive website traffic, and grow your list. Seminar will be held at Grandsons, Dunn NC

  • Start • End Date: 03/14/2018 • 03/14/2018
  • Day: W
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: Grandsons, Dunn, NC
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How to Master Sales with Dignity, Class, and Grace

Every small business owner must make sales to stay in business, but for many owners, sales conversations feel uncomfortable and inauthentic. During this interactive webinar, you’ll learn the keys to overcoming the fear of rejection, the mindset shift needed to improve your sales approach and generate more revenue, how to create a steady stream of paying clients, and how to say goodbye to cold calling and have clients calling you instead.

  • Start • End Date: 03/20/2018 • 03/20/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Dr. Nadia Brown
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Creating a Loan Package

This course details the exact set of steps necessary in preparing a comprehensive loan package request. What a bank or non-traditional lender (such as USDA or SBA) is looking for will be evaluated. In this seminar we will discuss credit, collateral and repayment ability. Simply understanding the way a lender thinks can more than double your effectiveness in raising money for your business.

  • Start • End Date: 03/20/2018 • 03/20/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Nancy Blackman
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Managing Cash Flow for a Small Business

Managing business cash flow is key to creating a healthy small business. This one hour seminar will discuss the basics of managing cash flow by evaluating three views of cash flow that can assist your day to day small business activities.

  • Start • End Date: 03/22/2018 • 03/22/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Defining, Managing & Expanding Digital Assets for Your Small Business

In this seminar participants will learn to identify the components of their current and potential digital asset portfolio including things such as financial management, contact management, websites, social media, and data driven tools. Participants should also expect to gain a better understanding of how to digitize existing traditional business processes and modernize their respective businesses.

  • Start • End Date: 03/22/2018 • 03/22/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Wesley Johnson
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Scams: Big Concern for Small Businesses

Think consumers are the only victims of fraud? Think again! Every year, thousands of small businesses find themselves targets of scams and deceptive sales practices. From phony invoices for unordered products to fake online advertising, scammers go to great lengths to duplicate letterhead and create phony websites in efforts to scam small business owners. Often, it’s a matter of identifying suspicious activity, asking the right questions and doing your research. BBB speaker will discuss popular small business scams and how to detect a con artist.

  • Start • End Date: 03/27/2018 • 03/27/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Claire Abshire
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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How to Sell on Amazon for Business Owners

Amazon.com, it’s not just for books. Whether you are looking for a business to start, or are already in business and want to expand, Amazon is the opportunity you need to explore. In this training you will learn the basics of how to start selling on Amazon. Topics include: what you need to get started, how much it will cost, choosing your account type, what you shouldn’t sell, and how to run an online business without filling your house with stuff, or even going to the post office. There will also be some discussion of how it differs from selling on eBay and how you can make the two platforms work together.

  • Start • End Date: 03/29/2018 • 03/29/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Martin Brossman
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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Fueling Your Small Business

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center will offer a free seminar designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.

  • Start • End Date: 04/03/2018 • 04/03/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: JaLisha Richmond
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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ABCs of Trademarks for Small Business

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. 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: 04/10/2018 • 04/10/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Leo John
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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Video Marketing for Small Business

In this webinar we’ll talk everything video, from what kinds of videos work, to what kinds of videos to stay far away from. You’ll also discover what tools you’ll need to create your own videos, what to look for in a media company, and how to use video to convert viewers into customers with little to no budget! If you’re a small business that has been trying to figure out how to break into online marketing and know that video is a must, then this webinar is for you!

  • Start • End Date: 04/12/2018 • 04/12/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Phill Naylor
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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How to Handle the Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Social Media

84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. What should you do when your business receives an online review? How do you handle negative reviews or comments? What's the impact of online reviews for your business? Join us for a 90-minute session where we cover best practices on getting good reviews, handling not-so-good reviews, and managing your online review sites.

  • Start • End Date: 04/12/2018 • 04/12/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Melanie Diehl
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location:
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Grant Writing 101

This seminar focuses on the principles of grant writing from preparation through submission of a grant proposal. Beginning with a one-page flowchart of the grant writing process, the session will offer step-by-step instruction on each component in the flowchart in detail so that the attendee will leave with a clear understanding of exactly what they need to know to develop a winning proposal.

  • Start • End Date: 04/16/2018 • 04/16/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Olga Abrams
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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How to Start a Drone Business

How to Start a Drone Business’ is presented by Air Probe LLC, which is owned and operated by two professional aviators who are former military pilots with thousands of hours of combined aviation experience in manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, in both military and commercial operations. Air Probe UAV is both certificated by the FAA, NCDOT, and properly insured. The objective of the workshop is to provide the required information that an individual needs to know about setting up a successful and legal (regulatory: Federal and State) drone business in this incredibly fast growing business sector utilizing the emerging technology of Robotics and Aerial Drones.

  • Start • End Date: 04/17/2018 • 04/17/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Probyn Thompson
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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Organizational Types & Considerations for a Small Business

One you have determined you want to start a business you must determine which business structure is right for your business. During this one hour seminar organizations types will be discussed to help you determine the best structure for your business: Sole-Proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, or Corporation.

  • Start • End Date: 04/19/2018 • 04/19/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Marketing Your Business with Pinterest

Learn how to use Pinterest to drive traffic to your business website, establish credibility, convey expertise and a sense of who you are as a business person, and develop relationship with clients and partners. Pinterest marketing is most obviously useful for anyone who uses pictures of their work as a sales tool.

  • Start • End Date: 04/19/2018 • 04/19/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Karen Tiede
  • Location Code: CWI (Center for Workforce Innovation (Sanford))
  • Building Location: Multipurpose
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Email Marketing: How to Build an Email List that Gets Results

Email is 40 times more effective for small business marketing than Facebook and Twitter combined! This webinar will teach you the basics of building an email list for your small business, nurturing your list, converting to sales, and retaining the subscribers on your list.

  • Start • End Date: 04/24/2018 • 04/24/2018
  • 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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How to Write a Business Plan

The business plan is essential for a new or existing small business. A business plan allows the business owner a chance to predict and evaluate his or her business goals. This seminar will review the basics for a business plan and give hands on experience that will allow attendees to leave with a rough draft of a business plan.

  • Start • End Date: 04/24/2018 • 04/24/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Dean Knipe
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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Creating Lifelong Customers - Improving the Customer Experience through Customer Journey Maps, Experience Maps and Service Blueprints

Customers are the heart of your business. Learn how to use the customer journey map, the customer experience map and service blueprints to greatly improve and enhance your customers’ experiences with your business. Great customer experiences lead to more repeat business and, very importantly, referrals.

  • Start • End Date: 04/24/2018 • 04/24/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Carl Baumann
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 1, Room 224
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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: 04/26/2018 • 04/26/2018
  • Day: 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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Bare Bones Scorekeeping

From “The Plumber’s Wife” to the president of ZOOM DRAIN franchising, Ellen Rohr has lived and learned what it takes to create cash and profits in any business. During this webinar, Ellen will discuss: the REAL reason you aren’t as successful as you would like to be, how to make money every month, the 3 Minute Budget, no-fuss goal setting, and the FEW Numbers that make ALL the difference. The simpler you make your financial systems, the more money and cash you can make. She’ll also cover: ending the never-caught-up accounting excuses and building wealth. This is NOT dry-as-dust accounting. This is “street smart” strategy for creating real wealth in business.

  • Start • End Date: 05/01/2018 • 05/01/2018
  • Day: Tu
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Ellen Rohr
  • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
  • Building Location:
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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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Planning for a Healthy Business

Planning is essential when starting or growing a business. It is important to navigate and research the best plan to assist your small business. In this one hour seminar a 4-Step Planning Model will be introduced to assist small businesses both new and existing to create a healthy and thriving business.

  • Start • End Date: 05/10/2018 • 05/10/2018
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Tabatha Martin
  • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
  • Building Location: 106
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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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