SBC Seminar Descriptions

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Seminars are sponsored by the Small Business Center Network. Each is free to the public.
Search your interests below, then view our current seminar schedule or call us at 704.330.4223.


Startup vs. Franchise
How to Start a Business

The DNA of an Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurship Skill and Competency Assessment
Small Business Resources
Choosing Your Legal Structure
How to Write a Business Plan

Basics of Bookkeeping
Site Selection: Lease or Purchase?

You have a Great Idea … What’s Next?
Top Seven Challenges When Starting a Food Business
Small Business Resources


Financing Your Small Business
Credit 101: Is Your Business Bankable?
Attracting Angel Investors


Business Networking 101
How to Find Your Customers

Marketing Your Business
Conducting a Competitive Analysis to Gain a Competitive Advantage
Creating a Meaningful Brand
Demystifying Google Adwords and Analytics for Small Business Owners
Easy Steps to Create Your Marketing Plan
Low Cost, No Cost Methods to Create an Effective Web Presence
Using Online Profiles to Market & Promote Your Business
The Check is in the Mail


Becoming an Independent Contractor - What You Need to Know

Negotiating Skills for Your Business Success
Pricing Your Product or Service
Small Business Retirement Solutions

Technology and Small Business
Business in the Cloud
Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets


Advanced Job Costing with QuickBooks
QuickBooks User Forum

Evaluate Your Global Readiness
So You’re Thinking About Exporting?

Technology at Work for Small Businesses
Business Success: Avoiding Failure
Doing Business with the City of Charlotte
How to Do Business with Mecklenburg County
Move from Customer Satisfaction to Customer Loyalty
Networking: A Tool for Success
Responding to RFPs, RFQs and ITBs
Top Seven Reasons Why Businesses Fail
Trade Show:Plan, Promote and Profit
Why, What and Where to Outsource

Nonprofit Essentials

How to Plan, Prepare and Execute Effective Board Meetings
Nonprofit Trends
Preventing Burnout in a Nonprofit Organization
Volunteer Engagement and Retention
Writing, Amending, Revising:  Bylaws and Conflict of Interest Policy

Human Resources

Creating an Employee Handbook
Hiring the Right Employees

Get Going and Growing with Freelancers