SBC Seminar Descriptions

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Seminars are sponsored by the Small Business Center Network and are free to the public.

 

GETTING STARTED

The DNA of an Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurship Skill and Competency Assessment
The DNA of a Military Entrepreneur 
Opportunity Exploration
Small Business Resources
Start Your Business Now
How to Start a Home-Based Business
Choosing Your Legal Structure

Business Plan Basics
Becoming an Independent Contractor
Entrepreneurship: A Female Perspective
From Corporate World to Entrepreneur: How to make the transition
Green Business Startup Ideas
Site Selection: Lease or Purchase?
You have a Great Idea … What’s Next?

FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS

How to Fund Your Start-Up
Bootstraps and Band-Aids: “How to Cash Flow Your Company”
Credit 101: Is Your Business Bankable?

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS

Conducting a Competitive Analysis to Gain a Competitive Advantage
Creating a Meaningful Brand
Demystifying Google Adwords & Analytics for Small Business Owners
Easy Steps to Create Your Marketing Plan
Multi-Generational Marketing:  One Size Doesn't Fit All
Getting the Word Out About Your Business
Low Cost, No Cost Methods to Create an Effective Web Presence
Market Research Tools
Marketing in a Down Economy
Multi-Cultural Marketing
Using Online Profiles to Market & Promote Your Business
What's New in New Media

MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS

Getting to the CORE of Business:  The Inside Scoop
Becoming an Independent Contractor - What You Need to Know
Business in the Cloud
How to Effectively Organize Your Small Business
Negotiating Skills for Your Business Success
Pricing Your Product or Service
Small Business Retirement Solutions
Taxes and Record Keeping

Technology and Small Business
Trade Secrets and the Small Business
Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets:   What Small Business Owners Need to Know

BUSINESS GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Advanced Job Costing with QuickBooks
QuickBooks User Forum
So You’re Thinking About Exporting?
Technology at Work for Small Businesses
Business Success: Avoiding Failure

Doing Business with the City of Charlotte
Get Going and Growing with Freelancers
Greening Your Business
How to Do Business with Mecklenburg County
Move from Customer Satisfaction to Customer Loyalty
Networking: A Tool for Success
Polishing Your Presentation Skills
Responding to RFP’s, RFQ’s and ITB’s
Top Seven Challenges When Starting a Food Business
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

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