Chatham 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 seminars.

The Business of Agriculture: Assessment and Analysis

This session will provide a basic overview of the program and help you determine if you and your location are well suited to run a food-based business.

  • Start • End Date: 10/01/2018 • 10/01/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jon Spoon
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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The Business of Agriculture: Marketing Options

Participants will evaluate different types of markets, direct to consumer, wholesale, restaurant, CSA and the potential for each in light of their specific products/services.

  • Start • End Date: 10/08/2018 • 10/08/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Robin Kohanowich
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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Creating Lifelong Customers

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: 10/09/2018 • 10/09/2018
  • 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 229
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The Business of Agriculture: Marketing Your Story

In this session participants will work with others on telling their unique story and will draft a 7 point marketing plan.

  • Start • End Date: 10/15/2018 • 10/15/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Robin Kohanowich
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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The Business of Agriculture: Production and Processing

This session will discuss the infrastructure and equipment needed to operate a small farm or food processing business. Participants will also learn about regulations that may affect their farm or food business and what resources are available to help.

  • Start • End Date: 10/22/2018 • 10/22/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Debbie Roos
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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The Business of Agriculture: Accounting Terms and Tools

This session will review basic accounting terminology useful in formulating a business plan and then work through examples of Income Statements and Balance Sheets and how they help you set up and manage your business.

  • Start • End Date: 10/29/2018 • 10/29/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Bob Armantrout
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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The Business of Agriculture: Business Planning

This session will discuss Enterprise Budgets, Whole Farm Budgets, Breakeven Analysis, Risk Analysis, SWOT Analysis, and the creation of a Business Plan.

  • Start • End Date: 11/05/2018 • 11/05/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Bob Armantrout
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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The Business of Agriculture: Operations

This session will provide a framework for operating your business including taxation, zoning and licensing, bookkeeping, human relations, insurance and others.

  • Start • End Date: 11/12/2018 • 11/12/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Jon Spoon
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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The Business of Agriculture: Final Presentations

This will be an opportunity for participants to share the progress they have made throughout the series and discuss their goals as they move forward with their businesses.

  • Start • End Date: 11/19/2018 • 11/19/2018
  • Day: M
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Class Presentations
  • Location Code: PMC (Pittsboro Main Campus)
  • Building Location: Building 42, Room 108
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