2013-2014 Calendar


2013
December

2014
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Updated December 8, 2013

Seminars Calendar (highlighted below)
ALL of the Seminars are FREE and open to the public, pre-registration may be required at some venues.

DECEMBER  -  Back to Top of Page


"Back to Back"
December 11, Wednesday ->
Ahoskie, NC -> 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (1) - Business Planning


December 12, Thursday ->
Ahoskie, NC -> 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (2) - Business Planning
Roanoke Chowan Community College, 109 Community College Rd., Ahoskie, NC 27910.
Community Room, Freeland Building, Call SBC, 252.862.1304 to pre register, reserve a seat and valuable handouts.
Topic: Starting a successful business with a great Business Plan and Marketing Plan.


JANUARY 2014  -  Back to Top of Page


Jan 07, 2014 - Tues - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Community Room, Freeland Building, Roanoke Chowan Community College
109 Community College Rd., Ahoskie, NC 27910
Call Dan Reynolds, SBC director, 252.862.1279 to pre register, reserve a seat and valuable handouts.
Topic: "How current/prospective small business owners can utilize certain customer service and communication skills to "DAZZLE" customers as soon as they enter a business."


Jan 9, 2014 - Tues - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Triangle South Business Center,CCCC, 600 South Magnolia Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334
pre register with Nancy Blackman - 910.892.2884
Topic: How to start and run a small business by "Bootstrapping" ways to saving every dollar you can


Jan 14, 2014 - Tues - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sandhills Community College, Small Business Center
101 Van Dusen Hall, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Room # _____. To pre-register contact Marilyn Neely, Director: 910-695-3938
Topic: "Choosing the right business to suit you."


Jan 23 - Thurs, Morehead City NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Carteret Community College Small Business Center, _______________, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Wanda Bennett, SBC Director 252.222.6127
Topic: "How current/prospective small business owners can FIND, HIRE, KEEP, hire, and keep the Best Employees"


Jan 28 - Thurs, Sanford NC - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 2nd floor Board Room. 1801 Nash Street Sanford, NC 27330
Contact: Mike Jones, SBC Director at 919.718.7490
Topic: "The art of Marketing and Advertising a small business tips and strategies for current/prospective small business owners."


"Back to Back"
January 29, Wednesday -> Roanoke Rapids-Weldon -> 6:00PM-9:00PM Business and Marketing Planning (1)
January 30, Thursday -> Roanoke Rapids-Weldon -> 6:00PM-9:00PM Business and Marketing Planning (2)
Halifax Community College, Small Business Center, Building 400, 100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890,Contact Mark Stewart, Director to pre register @ 252-536-7274. Topic: Build a great business with a great business and marketing plan.


FEBRUARY 2014  -  Back to Top of Page


Feb 4 - Tues, Wilmington NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Cape Fear Community College, Small Business Center, 1st Floor Auditorium, 411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
To pre-register reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Doug Tarble, SBC Director 910.362.7469
Topic: How current/prospective small business owners can start and operate a Lawn Care - Mowing business".


Feb 18 - Tues, Troy, NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Small Business Center, Montgomery College, Room 105, Blair Auditorium, 1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371
To pre-register, reserve seat and valuable handout contact Richard Hinson, Director @ 910.576.6222 ext. 216. Drop ins are welcome.
Topic: Are you ready to become a small business owner? How enhancing business skills will help current/prospect business owners build self confidence and esteem. Discussion topics will include financing a start up business, type of corporation, basic business fundamentals.


Feb 20 - Thurs, Troy, NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Small Business Center, Montgomery College, Room 105, Blair Auditorium, 1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371
To pre-register, reserve seat and valuable handout contact Richard Hinson, Director @ 910.576.6222 ext. 216. Drop ins are welcome.
Topic: How to choose the right type of business with multiple profit centers to suit your needs, skills and goals. 503 Options. Naming the business, bookkeeping, customer service and so much more will be discussed.


Feb 25 - Tues, Dunn, NC - 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Triangle South Business Center,CCCC, 600 South Magnolia Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334
Pre-register with Nancy Blackman @ 910.892.2884
Topic: How current/prospective business owners can rescue-save and declining business.


Feb 27 - Thurs, Duplin NC - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Bladen Community College, ______, Bldg. 2, Room 207, _____, Duplin, NC
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Todd Lyden, SBC Director 910.879.5572
Topic: "Strategies for current/prospective small business owners to start an Internet retail marketing business."


MARCH 2014  -  Back to Top of Page


Mar 06 - Thurs, Morehead City NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Carteret Community College Small Business Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Wanda Bennett, SBC Director 252.222.6127
Topic: "25 WAYS current/prospective small business owners can improve sales and increase profits".


Mar 12 - Wed, Troy NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Small Business Center, Montgomery College, Room 105, Blair Auditorium, 1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371
To pre-register, reserve seat and valuable handout contact Richard Hinson, Director @ 910.576.6222 ext. 216. Drop ins are welcome.
Topic: Writing the business plan of a successful new business. The importance of region surveying to assure sufficient demand for the products and/or services being offered. Profitability, risks management, locations, staffing, insurance and many other factors will be discussed.


Mar 13 - Thurs, Troy NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Small Business Center, Montgomery College, Room 105, Blair Auditorium, 1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371
To pre-register, reserve seat and valuable handout contact Richard Hinson, Director @ 910.576.6222 ext. 216. Drop ins are welcome.
Topic: How market-products-sales forecasting and negotiating skills, strategies, tactics can help current/prospective business owner drastically increase profits. It all about lowering business risk by using several time-tested methods.


March 17, Monday -> Roanoke Rapids-Weldon -> 6:00PM-9:00PM
Halifax Community College, Small Business Center, Building 400
100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890
Contact Mark Stewart, Director to pre register @ 252-536-7274.

Topic: The art of marketing a small business.


Mar 20, Thurs - Sanford, NC - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 2nd floor Board Room. 1801 Nash Street Sanford, NC 27330
Contact Mike Jones, SBC Director at 919.718.7490
Topic: How current/prospective small business owners can EXPAND and REVITIALIZE their businesses.


Mar 25, Tues - Kinston, NC - 9:00 AM - Noon
Lenoir Community College, SBC - Kinston Enterprise 327 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501
Contact: Greg Hannibal, SBC Director at 252.522.4676 ext. 2021
Topic: How to start a new Internet Marketing Business tips for current/prospective small business owners.


March 27, Thursday -> Whiteville-Chadbourn -> 6:00PM-9:00PM
Southeastern Community College, 4564 Chadbourn Hwy., Whiteville, NC 28472
To pre-register contact Brenda Orders, Small Business Center Director @ Telephone 910.642.7141 ext. 419.

Topic: How to start a Commercial Cleaning or Maid Service Business.


APRIL 2014  -  Back to Top of Page


Apr 01 - Tues - Cary NC - 6:45 9:00 PM
Wake Tech. CC, Western Campus, 3474 Kildare Farm Road, Cary, NC 27578
Pre-register with Chris Roix, 919.335.1019
Topic: 25 Ways to improve sales for small business


Apr 03 - Thurs - Morehead City NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Carteret Community College Small Business Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Wanda Bennett, SBC Director 252.222.6127
Topic: Management Strategies for current/prospective small business owners. Nitti Gritty - Get it Done - Spot on tips for dealing with real risk management issues.


Apr 08 - Tues - Troy NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Small Business Center, Montgomery College, Room 105, Blair Auditorium, 1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371
To pre-register, reserve seat and valuable handout contact Richard Hinson, Director @ 910.576.6222 ext. 216. Drop ins are welcome.
Topic: How to start a mowing - cleaning - pressure washing small business. Determine pricing strategies, planning and marketing the business and determining investments needed to start. Prospecting, staffing, promoting, networking the business tips will be shared.


Apr 10 - Thurs - Elizabethtown NC - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Cape Fear Farmer's Market, 106 ML King Drive, Elizabethtown, NC 28337
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Todd Lyden, SBC Director, Bladen Community College @ 910.879.5572
Topic: How current/prospective small business owners can Find, Hire, Keep the Best Employees.


Apr 24 - Thurs - Sanford NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 2nd floor Board Room. 1801 Nash Street Sanford, NC 27330
Telephone Mike Jones, SBC Director at 919.718.7490
Topic: How current/prospective small business owners can Increase Business Traffic, Sales and Profits.


Apr 29 - Tues - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Community Room, Freeland Building, Roanoke Chowan Community College, 109 Community College Rd., Ahoskie, NC 27910
Call Dan Reynolds, SBC director, 252.862.1279
To pre-register, reserve a seat and valuable handouts.
Topic: "How current/prospective small business owners can create marketing strategies/plans to bring in more customer traffic to their business"


MAY 2014  -  Back to Top of Page


May 1 - Thurs - Goldsboro NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Wayne Community College Small Business Center, 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534, Walnut Bldg room 101
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Charles Gaylor SBC Director, 919-739-6941
Topic: What is the value of my business or the one I want to buy? For current/prospective small business owners.


May 6 - Tues - Ahoskie, NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Community Room, Freeland Building, Roanoke Chowan Community College, 109 Community College Rd., Ahoskie, NC 27910
Call Dan Reynolds, SBC director, 252.862.1279
To pre-register, reserve a seat and valuable handouts.
"Customer data base development planning to help current/prospective small business owners effectively use immediately as a powerful standard and guerilla marketing tool"


May 08 - Thurs - Dublin NC - Bladen County - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Bladen Community College, Building 2, Room 207.
To pre register and reserve seat and valuable handouts telephone Todd Lyden, SBC Director @ 910.879.5572
Topic: How current/prospective small business owners can better manage accounts receivables, avoid past due and improve positive cash flow.


JUNE 2014  -  Back to Top of Page


June 18 - Wed - Fayetteville, NC - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Fayetteville Tech Community College
Business and Industry Bldg, 2723 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville NC 28303
To reserve seat and valuable handouts Call Tamara Byrant, SBC Director - 910-678-8462
Topic: How current/prospective small business owners can start a successful Commercial Cleaning Business.


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