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
The Path to Success: An Entrepreneurial Success Story

Small Business Resources
Start Your Business Now

Choosing Your Legal Structure

Business Plan Basics

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?

Make Your Art Work For You
Running a Childcare Business

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?
Attracting Angel Investors

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
Simple Strategies for Better Business Event Marketing
The Check is in the Mail

MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS

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
Evaluate Your Global Readiness

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
The Affordable Act and Small Business

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