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Free Seminars/Webinars

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 will 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.
  • Connection is Key: Succeeding with a 21st Century Workforce

    Jul
    13

    The front-line manager is the key link between the employee and the organization and a strong connection is at the heart of retention. As author and consultant Marcus Buckingham said, “People join organizations and leave managers.” What do workers need from their organizations and managers? - Recognition for doing a good job - Frequent and timely feedback - Personal opportunities for development (work and life)

    • Start • End Date: 07/13/2022 • 07/13/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Mike Collins
    • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
    • Building Location: The Currinton, 105 E Broad St. Dunn, NC
  • Business Startup Summit

    Aug
    16

    Understand the basics of starting a business in this one-day summit that takes you from idea to opportunity. If you're overwhelmed and not sure where to start, we are here for you! We will provide all the resources you need and answer key questions like: What official forms do you need? What are the costs? Do you need an attorney? And How do I get funding for my business? One lucky attendee will win a business startup package including a $250 gift card and a one-year subscription to LivePlan business planning software.

    • Start • End Date: 08/16/2022 • 08/16/2022
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Several Presenters
    • Location Code: Harnett County (Harnett County -See Details)
    • Building Location: Harnett Co. Resource Center & Library
  • Creating a Winning Business Plan - Part 1

    Aug
    29

    In this 5-part series, participants will create a business plan. Part 1 offers an introduction to business startup including how to describe the key problem or unmet need that you will address for your customers, how your company will address the problem you identified, and how you will meet your customers’ needs. You’ll also discover how to describe your target market and how to break them down into segments �" that is, recognizable customer types with similar demographics, needs, and expectations. This seminar will conclude with a discussion on researching your competitors and identifying how your product or service differs from your competition. (Capacity 20)

    • Start • End Date: 08/29/2022 • 08/29/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Mike Collins
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: Cafeteria
  • Creating a Winning Business Plan - Part 2

    Aug
    31

    • Start • End Date: 08/31/2022 • 08/31/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Mike Collins
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: Cafeteria
  • Creating a Winning Business Plan - Part 3

    Sep
    07

    In Part 3, participants will create financial projections for their business and evaluate their business model. (Capacity 20)

    • Start • End Date: 09/07/2022 • 09/07/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Terri Brown
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: Cafeteria
  • Nonprofit Skill Building - How to Develop an Active, Engaged Board of Directors - Part 1 - Online

    Sep
    08

    Most nonprofit organizations recognize the value of an effective board and may strive to develop and fortify powerful board members, but their strategies for board development are typically vague at best, and results are, therefore, illusive. This session will be a fast-paced, and intensive webinar. The training will be appropriate for a new or veteran board or staff member and will focus on understanding the Board's role in ongoing capacity-building to enhance your credibility, defining the three elements of a high performance Board, learning how proper planning can ensure raised revenue to advance your mission, and identifying how the Board can elevate the visibility and ensure sustainability.

    • Start • End Date: 09/08/2022 • 09/08/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: John Curtis, Ph.D.
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Creating a Winning Business Plan - Part 4

    Sep
    12

    During Part 4, you will gain an understanding of how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available, explore the components of an effective marketing plan, and create a marketing strategy. (Capacity 20)

    • Start • End Date: 09/12/2022 • 09/12/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Michael Barbera
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: Cafeteria
  • Selling to the Government in Your Small Business (Part 1) - Online

    Sep
    12

    ATTENTION: This is a two-part series. A separate registration is required for Part-2, scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Businesses that are interested in pursuing the federal government marketplace or would like a refresher should attend this two-part series. Part 1 will provide an introduction to doing business with the federal government and will cover the following topics (and more): levels of federal purchasing; how the federal government buys products; construction, engineering, and non-personal services; socio-economic small business programs; registering as a federal contractor; identifying agencies that buy and competitors that sell your products or services to the government; locating, identifying, and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources, including MatchForce.org, available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina.

    • Start • End Date: 09/12/2022 • 09/12/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: NCMBC
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Selling to the Government in Your Small Business (Part 2) - Online

    Sep
    13

    ATTENTION: This is a two-part series. A separate registration is required for Part-1, scheduled for Monday, September 12. Businesses that are interested in pursuing the federal government marketplace or would like a refresher should attend this two-part series. Part 2 will focus on real-world tips, tricks, tools, and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. Techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors, in anticipation of teaming on current and future opportunities, will also be covered. Additionally, Part 2 will discuss the steps to take as you go through the administrative process to determine if the General Services Administration (GSA) is a good fit for your business and to provide a competitive advantage once you get on schedule. (GSA manages federal property and provides contracting options for government agencies.)

    • Start • End Date: 09/13/2022 • 09/13/2022
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: NCMBC
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Creating a Winning Business Plan - Part 5

    Sep
    14

    In Part 5, you will gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions in your business. You’ll also come away with an understanding of the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. (Capacity 20)

    • Start • End Date: 09/14/2022 • 09/14/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Crystal Wambeke
    • Location Code: TSEC (Triangle South (Dunn))
    • Building Location: Cafeteria
  • Nonprofit Skill Building - How to Develop a Successful Strategic Plan - Part 2 - Online

    Sep
    15

    What do you need to know in order to successfully engage in strategic planning? Getting ready to tackle a new plan or update your existing plan requires thoughtful preparation. Planning is a formalized, creative and continuous process that involves a systematic and objective response to the challenges that result from growth, change and new opportunities. This webinar is the first step in creating your next strategic plan and will cover understanding the four different approaches to planning, the do’s and don’ts of a S.W.O.T. analysis, the role of the board, executives and staff in the planning process, the key elements of a strategic plan and the role of vision, mission, goals and objectives in successful planning, why planning fails and the essential steps to avoid the pitfalls, and techniques for putting a plan into action and assuring follow through.

    • Start • End Date: 09/15/2022 • 09/15/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: John Curtis, Ph.D.
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Hands-On Video Marketing for Business

    Sep
    20

    Let’s put fingers to keyboards and make some videos! Using video to market your business can help you stay visible in social media longer, get more exposure and engagement, and increase sales and traffic. In this hands-on seminar, you’ll make one video from a template and at least one video from scratch, all of which you’ll get to keep and use in your marketing immediately. Participants should bring a mobile device pre-loaded with behind-the-scenes photos/videos, product photos/videos, and logos.

    • Start • End Date: 09/20/2022 • 09/20/2022
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Bob Mackwski
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Hands-On Business Photography

    Sep
    21

    First impressions matter. People will form an opinion about your business within milliseconds of seeing your website and social media and 95% of that opinion is based on the look and design of your online presence. You need visuals to represent your business on your website and social media and that means effective use of photography. In this live seminar, photographer Bob Mackowski will give you some basic, entry-level tips to use with any camera (yes, even your cell phone) and you’ll spend time with hands-on practice. After that, you’ll learn how to make sure that it's seen and that it leaves the right impression. Please bring a mobile device (phone or tablet) and a camera (phone, tablet, DSLR or point-and-shoot) to class with you for the hands-on portion.

    • Start • End Date: 09/21/2022 • 09/21/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Bob Mackowski
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Nonprofit Skill Building - How to Conduct Donor-Driven Fundraising - Part 3 - Online

    Sep
    22

    Many nonprofit executives and board members are realizing that it is time for a new approach to fundraising that is sustainable. Traditional fundraising based on marketing your organization is NOT about the donor’s needs, values, interests or desires… it is not about them it is all about you. Donor-driven NOT organization-driven giving is the wave of the future that is here now. Nonprofits are hungry to find a new way to engage donors for a lifetime and this webinar will teach you how! In this webinar, you’ll discover how to identify the characteristics of a Culture of Philanthropy, how to develop a compelling Case for Support, how to find new dollars and new donors in your community, five steps to raising major gifts that work, and how to design and host highly successful Awareness events.

    • Start • End Date: 09/22/2022 • 09/22/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: John Curtis, Ph.D.
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Defense Contractor Academy - For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting (Part 1) - Online

    Sep
    28

    ATTENTION: This is a three-part series. Separate registrations are required for Part-2, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, and Part-3, scheduled for Friday, September 30. The Defense Contractor Academy (DCA) offers intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. Part 1, constructed as a business development focused day, will take a deeper dive into federal contract opportunities and discuss how a business should respond to different notice types; review non-traditional opportunity types including non-competitive and limited-competition acquisitions (OTAs, Ability One, GSA, IDIQ, MATOC, MACC, etc.); demonstrate data sources available to better know your respective industry and competition; and explore available resources (FPDS, SAM.gov, MatchForce.org) to identify buyers, competitors, and contract opportunities.

    • Start • End Date: 09/28/2022 • 09/28/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: NCMBC
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Hang Your Shingle: How to Start a General Contracting Business - Part 1

    Sep
    29

    So, you are thinking about starting a construction business. Lay the foundation in this 3-part course that teaches the startup requirements associated with running your own business and becoming a General Contractor. Learn the basics of starting a business, the Chatham County zoning process, insurance requirements and how to become a Licensed General Contractor in NC. If you are ready to officially hang your shingle, register today! In part 1, you will discover the basics of starting a business, the dos and don'ts of writing a winning business plan, choosing your business entity and how to file for your Employer Identification Number (EIN).

    • Start • End Date: 09/29/2022 • 09/29/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Mike Collins
    • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
    • Building Location:
  • Defense Contractor Academy - For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting (Part 2) - Online

    Sep
    29

    ATTENTION: This is a three-part series. Separate registrations are required for Part-1, scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, and Part-3, scheduled for Friday, September 30. The Defense Contractor Academy (DCA) offers intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. Part 2 is constructed as a cybersecurity and financial focused day. We will start the morning with an overview on the importance of cybersecurity requirements for federal contractors to help defend our nation’s security. Next, presenters will focus on financial-related topics including cost estimating, developing pricing proposals, financing government contracts, cost accounting standards, and contract audits.

    • Start • End Date: 09/29/2022 • 09/29/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: NCMBC
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Defense Contractor Academy - For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting (Part 3) - Online

    Sep
    30

    ATTENTION: This is a three-part series. Separate registrations are required for Part-1, scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, and Part-2, scheduled for Thursday, September 29. The Defense Contractor Academy (DCA) offers intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. Part 3, constructed as a legal focused day, will cover several topics ranging from teaming; joint ventures; mentor-protégé programs and limitations on subcontracting; human resource considerations and labor laws related to federal contracts; debriefings; protests; and contract administration issues.

    • Start • End Date: 09/30/2022 • 09/30/2022
    • Day: F
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: NCMBC
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • RISE Program (Real Investment in Sanford Entrepreneurs)

    Oct
    03

    This eight-class program will introduce entrepreneurs and existing business owners to the concepts and practices that will give interested individuals the tools necessary for business success. The evening classes will be held in Sanford and will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. At the end of the program, each participant should have produced a basic small business plan, and will have the opportunity to present their plan and business concept to a team of business professionals. All attendees must apply online. Classes are free, but participants must be pre-registered and approved to be guaranteed a space. Class size is limited to twelve individuals. The RISE Program is an entrepreneur-development program presented by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, Downtown Sanford, Inc, and the Sanford Area Growth Alliance Chamber of Commerce.

    • Start • End Date: 10/03/2022 • 11/02/2022
    • Day: M, W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor:
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location:
  • Introduction to Starting a Business (RISE)

    Oct
    03

    In this seminar, the Sanford Area Growth Alliance - Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Sanford, Inc., and city zoning and inspections staff will discuss networking, zoning, building, and inspection considerations of starting a business in Lee County. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/03/2022 • 10/03/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: SAGA and Downtown Sanford, NC
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Starting a Business/Building a Plan (RISE)

    Oct
    05

    This session offers an introduction to business startup including how to describe the key problem or unmet need that you will address for your customers, how your company will address the problem you identified, and how you will meet your customers’ needs. You’ll also discover how to describe your target market and how to break them down into segments �" that is, recognizable customer types with similar demographics, needs, and expectations. This seminar will conclude with a discussion on researching your competitors and identifying how your product or service differs from your competition. Not Published

    • Start • End Date: 10/05/2022 • 10/05/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Mike Collins
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Web Wednesday: Branding & Digital Presence for Your Small Business - Online

    Oct
    05

    In a world where online reputation can make or break a business, knowing how to present a polished brand and solid digital presence is a must. In this 90-minute session, we'll explore simple, cost-effective ways to have a solid digital foundation for your business, as well as some tips and tricks for having a polished brand presence online. Teh facilitator will walk through real business examples of both brand polish and digital presence, across a variety of business sizes and industries. This session may be a good fit for you if you: Don't know where to start to get your business online Feel like your digital presence is disjointed Have your business on so many platforms online that you're overwhelmed trying to keep up Are confused by which platforms are necessary for your business, and which ones are optional.

    • Start • End Date: 10/05/2022 • 10/05/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Dana Cassell
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Is My Website Working, Really? Turn Your Website into a Lead Generating Machine - Online

    Oct
    05

    This seminar covers the importance of creating a purposeful web experience for your web visitors with a focus on user experience and conversion. Topics include: the 2 critical questions for every website build, five Industry secrets to maximize conversion, how to keep visitors engaged on your site, and how to get them back when they leave. Too often website developers and business owners focus on the aesthetics of their site rather than the conversion metrics. Attendees of this seminar will learn why that is a fatal flaw and how they can overcome it.

    • Start • End Date: 10/05/2022 • 10/05/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:05 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Wordjack Media Time
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Hang Your Shingle: How to Start a General Contracting Business - Part 2

    Oct
    06

    In part two of this series, you will learn how to become a Licensed General Contractor, the certification process and the legal requirements necessary for becoming an LGC.

    • Start • End Date: 10/06/2022 • 10/06/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Jeff Gannon
    • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
    • Building Location:
  • How to Find Your Customers (RISE)

    Oct
    10

    Market research isn't just for startups; it's an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition, and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/10/2022 • 10/10/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Mike Collins
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Financing Your Business (RISE)

    Oct
    12

    Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. 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. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/12/2022 • 10/12/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Carolina Community Impact Frank Del Villar
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Web Wednesday: Best Practices: Developing Content for Your Small Business Website - Online

    Oct
    12

    You’ll come away from this webinar knowing how to: Write for how people read online Describe the fundamentals of great online communication Adapt text to be more inclusive and accessible to a wider audience Assemble a detailed page-by-page content plan for your website Use best practices for the design and organization of online text Apply best practices for writing for mobile devices Select the best photos to support your text and messages Identify ways to test text for ease and understanding Feel confident in your online writing skills

    • Start • End Date: 10/12/2022 • 10/12/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Melissa Eggleston
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Hang Your Shingle: How to Start a General Contracting Business - Part 3

    Oct
    13

    In this third and final session, participants will be presented with the Chatham County Zoning and Permitting process and cover the insurance requirements for becoming an LGC. Insurance topics include Liability, Workers Compensation, General Risk and Bonding.

    • Start • End Date: 10/13/2022 • 10/13/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Jeff Gannon
    • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
    • Building Location:
  • Write Your Website Workshop - Online

    Oct
    13

    • Start • End Date: 10/13/2022 • 10/13/2022
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Stella Orange
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Marketing Your Business (RISE)

    Oct
    17

    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. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/17/2022 • 10/17/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Michael Barbera
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Legal Considerations of Starting a Business (RISE)

    Oct
    19

    This session will address the potential legal issues facing small business owners. Discussion will include business structure, licensing, protecting your business assets, and employer responsibilities. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/19/2022 • 10/19/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Deirdre Stephenson
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Web Wednesday: Choosing a Platform for Your Website (Compare Squarespace, Shopify & Wix) - Online

    Oct
    19

    In this week's Web Wednesday webinar, you'll learn how to: Choose between three different platforms. Squarespace, Shopify, or Wix. Learn how having a good website makes your business better, tips on what to look for in a website platform, ways that you can make your own website, and the knowledge to get your website needs met without breaking the bank. This session is for you if you need to learn: 1 - Why you need a website and how it validates your business 2 - How to keep your website simple but with valuable content for your audience 3 - Ways to build a great site within your budget

    • Start • End Date: 10/19/2022 • 10/19/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Amie Thompson
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • The Digital Marketing Roadmap - Building Your Complete Online Marketing Plan - Online

    Oct
    19

    This seminar provides a framework & tactics for building your digital marketing plan, with a focus on the Five Steps to Winning on the Web: getting found online, getting ranked on search engines, getting engagement through social media, getting leads - converting online interactions into sales, and getting smarter through online metrics. Due to the scope of this session it is more “high level”, but at the end, attendees will have a good understanding of the levers they can pull to drive online business. This is a great first seminar in the series. Attendees are encouraged to attend one of the other seminars for a deep dive into specific topics.

    • Start • End Date: 10/19/2022 • 10/19/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Wordjack Media Time
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Basics of Bookkeeping and Understanding Financial Statements (RISE)

    Oct
    24

    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. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/24/2022 • 10/24/2022
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Crystal Wambeke
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Web Wednesdays: Building a Wix Website for Your Small Business - Online

    Oct
    26

    During this webinar, you will be guided through setting up a Wix website for your business. Simple websites, which can be free, provide information, display pictures, and offer contact forms so customers can reach you. You will also learn how to use the website to make appointments and or to sell products which will include how to set up a button so that this extra feature can be used.NOTE Participants will get more out of this event by signing up and activating a free Wix account prior to the class, however, there is no need to purchase a domain name.

    • Start • End Date: 10/26/2022 • 10/26/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Karen Tiede
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Business Taxes (RISE)

    Oct
    26

    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. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 10/26/2022 • 10/26/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Shay Benton
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • First Page On Google - The Secrets of Optimizing Your Search Engine Rankings - Online

    Oct
    26

    This webinar is a how-to guide for business owners covering: the “nuts & bolts” of the Google algorithm - what we know about how it works, search Engine Optimization Fundamentals, keyword strategies, content strategies, website “structural” components , off site SEO, tools to measure your current baseline, 7 Steps you can take today to super-charge your rankings (no coding required), and the future of the algorithm - what’s next for SEO and how you can get ahead of the curve. Attendees will leave with several tactics that can be implemented immediately to help bolster rankings and drive more traffic to their site.

    • Start • End Date: 10/26/2022 • 10/26/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Wordjack Media Time
    • Location Code: ONLINE (Class is held online)
    • Building Location:
  • Business Plan Presentation and Review (RISE)

    Nov
    02

    Participants will give a short presentation on their business idea and receive feedback on their business plan from a review team. (Not Published)

    • Start • End Date: 11/02/2022 • 11/02/2022
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: SAGA and Downtown Sanford, Inc
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111