SBC Schedule - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

2020 SUMMER Seminar Schedule


05/21/2020 – Website Development for Small Businesses

Today businesses need a website to allow customers to learn about their products and/or 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. Dr. Chance Witherspoon will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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05/28/2020 – Financing Your Small Business

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. Dr. Becky Sain, of NC REAL and Cleveland Community College, will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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06/04/2020 – Non Profit vs For Profit: Regulatory Differences

How do non-profit and for-profit organizations differ? What is the regulatory protocol for starting a non-profit or for-profit business? There are critical steps to both types of organizations and understanding those steps and the uniqueness of each is very important. There are different elements of control with non-profit and for-profit organizations. What are they? What business structure is more effective in achieving the goals of each? Answers to these and other questions will provide you with a clear understanding of each. Calvin Patterson, of of Earnest Harvest LLC, will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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06/09/2020 – Positioning Your Business for Post-Pandemic Success

This online webinar will identify ways to plan, prepare. and execute the re-opening of your business for success in our new reality. Minimize your liability risk and effectively market your business, keeping costs down. Martin Brossman will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be online, TUESDAY, 10:00am.
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06/11/2020 – Facebook Paid Ads for Business Owners

Now that Facebook is showing less and less of business pages it is time to learn the real power of Facebook ads as it has over 1.49 billion monthly users. With less than 3% of your customers seeing your post on Facebook today, it is more useful to view Facebook as a powerful paid advertising platform than a free social media site. With Facebook ads you can display your best content in front of key customers that have clearly self-identified themselves as good customers by their interest on Facebook. You can get started with Facebook ads with as little as a few dollars per ad. Martin Brossman, Results Driven Success Coach, Speaker, Author, and Social Media Trainer, will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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06/18/2020 – How to Write a Business Plan

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. Matt Rudisill will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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06/25/2020 – Basics of Bookkeeping

Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you. Dwayne Parker, business coach, will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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07/16/2020 – How to Start a Business—Identifying the ABCs

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, small business owner, or prospective owner. Wayne Grubaugh will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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07/23/2020 – Insurance: Business Risk Management

This seminar will cover all aspects of insurance as it relates to small business. It will include a general discussion of liability and property insurance, bonding and workmen’s compensation insurance, life and health insurance, and retirement planning. This class is for the small business owner or prospective owner. Robin Brackett, State Farm Insurance Agent, will be the facilitator.

The seminar will be THURSDAY, 6:00pm-8:30pm, LeGrand Center, Shelby, Room 6109.
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PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED IN ADVANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS AND EACH SEMINAR. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SEMINAR. CALL THE CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFICE FOR INFORMATION. (704-669-4015)

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE REFER TO THE COLLEGE WEBSITE: www.clevelancc.edu

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