SBC Seminar Descriptions


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

GETTING STARTED

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

FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS

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

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS

How to Find Your Customers
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
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

MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS

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
Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets

BUSINESS GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

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 RFP’s, RFQ’s and ITB’s
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