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  E-Commerce07/26/2018 - 07/26/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this seminar, you will explore the features of well-known e-commerce hosts such as the eBay Store and Amazon.com, as well as other options for creating your own online store. PayPal and other payment gateways will also be discussed. At the end of this session, you will be able to determine if you need to sell online and the differences between platforms to determine what is right for you. You will also be able to set up your own online store and develop a marketing plan for it.
Instructor: Matt RudisillFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 07/26/2018-07/26/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Operating a Home Based Business08/16/2018 - 08/16/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A great portion of businesses today operate as a home based business. What makes them different from any other businesses? There are many advantages as well as some disadvantages to having your business based in your home. This seminar will help you understand those advantages and disadvantages as well as how the home atmosphere will affect the success of your business. You will also learn the legal issues associated with starting and running your business as a home based business. This class is for the small business owner or prospective owner.
Instructor: Dwayne ParkerFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 08/16/2018-08/16/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Management08/23/2018 - 08/23/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar will provide an overview of how to develop and start a sustainable nonprofit organization. Information presented will include: how to develop a mission and vision; how to become legally established as a 501(c)3 organization, grant writing and funding resources, and long-term planning for sustainability.
Instructor: Katie MungerFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 08/23/2018-08/23/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Quickbooks-Introduction to Quickbooks Desktop Part 108/30/2018 - 08/30/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- QuickBooks is the accounting software of choice for many small business owners. It allows the ownermanager to account quickly and accurately for their business dollars. You will receive a complete introduction to the QuickBooks desktop product including: setting up a company file and chart of accounts; navigating the home page; setting up your products and services; using QuickBooks lists and forms to record sales and manage expenses. After this seminar, you will have a good understanding of the QuickBooks process and capabilities.
Instructor: Jeffrey WeathersFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 08/30/2018-08/30/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Quickbooks-Introduction to Quickbooks Desktop Part 209/06/2018 - 09/06/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar will expand on what you learned in Part 1. You will be encouraged to participate in discussions of more complex transactions that you may encounter in running your business including: receiving payments and paying bills; managing accounts receivable and accounts payable; reconciling bank and credit card accounts; how to generate and understand financial reports (profit & lost statements and balance sheets) that are vital to monitor and analyze your business as well as file your taxes and yearend.
Instructor: Jeffrey WeathersFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 09/06/2018-09/06/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  How to Write a Business Plan09/13/2018 - 09/13/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Instructor: Bob WatsonFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 09/13/2018-09/13/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Identity Theft09/20/2018 - 09/20/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies. The IRS combats tax-related identity theft with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance. This crime is one of their highest priorities. You will learn that if you become a victim, the IRS is committed to helping you resolve your case as quickly as possible.
Instructor: Evette DavisFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 09/20/2018-09/20/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Grant Seeking Grant Writing09/27/2018 - 09/27/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After completion of this seminar, you will be able to have a clear understanding of effective action items before starting a grant proposal. You will also become familiar with grant proposal components, learn how to utilize specific research strategies to find best funder matches, and understand post grant proposal follow up action items. You will discuss critical nature of mission, vision, prioritizing needs, effectively researching funding opportunities, and building relationships. You will participate in the development of a mock grant proposal.
Instructor: Calvin PattersonFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 09/27/2018-09/27/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  How to Make an Impact with Social Media10/04/2018 - 10/04/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Being part of the online business community is critical today. A small business owner can use their online knowledge to grow their business and take it to the next level. This seminar will provide tips and tactics to use social media wisely and productively. Learn the basics of using a Facebook business page, as well as information on the importance of advertising on Facebook.
Instructor: Bob BeardFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 10/04/2018-10/04/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Website Development for Small Business10/11/2018 - 10/11/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Today businesses need a website to allow customers to learn about their products andor services. Developing a user-friendly and inviting website is important if you really want to attract interest. This seminar will present ways to develop a website without spending a fortune. This seminar is important for entrepreneurs as well as new and experienced business owners.
Instructor: Chance WitherspoonFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 10/11/2018-10/11/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Financing Your Small Business10/18/2018 - 10/18/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions include: Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Learn about different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Instructor: Dr. Becky SainFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 10/18/2018-10/18/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  How to Start a Business Identifying the ABCs10/25/2018 - 10/25/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar will identify and discuss, in detail, the factors and topics that are crucial to starting a business. This class is for the entrepreneur or prospective small business owner.
Instructor: Wayne GrubaughFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 10/25/2018-10/25/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Introductions to Quickbooks Online11/01/2018 - 11/01/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

QuickBooks Online is a monthly subscription, cloud-based accounting software that offers anywhere, anytime access. You will receive an overview of the online line of products (self-employed, simple start, essentials, and plus) as well as a demonstration of the normal work flow using these products.
Instructor: Jeffrey WeathersFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 11/01/2018-11/01/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Franchising 10111/08/2018 - 11/08/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Franchising is more than fast food. There are more than 75 industries seeking franchisees. With a franchise, you are in business FOR yourself but not BY yourself. A franchise can offer a proven business system, initial training, equipment, and ongoing support.
Instructor: Lauren CantorFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 11/08/2018-11/08/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Marketing Your Business 11/15/2018 - 11/15/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar is about all aspects of marketing your business. Traditional methods and current digital marketing tips and trends will be discussed. Building your brand, an important part of marketing, will contribute greatly to the success of your business. You will learn about steps to accomplish this.
Instructor: Matt Rudisill Fee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 11/15/2018-11/15/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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  Business Essentials 11/29/2018 - 11/29/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar, for the entrepreneur or small business owner, will provide an understanding of the laws and obligations necessary for a business to be compliant. This will include tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. The registration of business entities and requirements for doing so are also presented.
Instructor: Karen BargsleyFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 11/29/2018-11/29/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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   QuickBooks Payroll 101 12/06/2018 - 12/06/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This seminar is designed to be a beginner’s guide to payroll taxes and forms. Attendees will learn about the payroll process from beginning to end – from hiring your employee, filling out forms, withholding and paying taxes and submitting forms to the State and Federal government. Whether you handle your payroll yourself, employ an in-house accountant, or outsource the whole deal, you’ll be in better control if you familiarize yourself with the basics.
Instructor: Jeffrey WeathersFee: $0Class Hours:  3
Date: 12/06/2018-12/06/2018Days: ThTime: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: LeGrand 6109
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Course listings are continuously updated. Please check back regularly for updated courses and schedules. If you do not find the course you are interested in please call us at 704-669-4015.

 

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