The Sandhills Community College Small Business Center offers free seminars, workshops, certificates, counseling and networking opportunities targeted to the needs of entrepreneurs, small business owners and start-ups in Moore County.
Learn even more about using the cloud-based software in the class “QuickBooks Online II.” This course covers more advanced topics on how to manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, reconcile bank accounts, manage inventory, and create financial reports. Bring your laptop or tablet to class. Completion of QuickBooks Online l is required before enrolling.
“QuickBooks Online II” will be held Thursday, March 1 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The class, “Keeping Records: Bookkeeping Basics” will teach you how to properly record financial transactions for your business. You will 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.
“Keeping Records: Bookkeeping Basics” will be held Tuesday, March 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
“Google: Finding Your Business on the Web” will teach you to employ and use the most important Google Tools and Apps. Google and YouTube account for approximately 75% of all search traffic. This means, to be found online you have to use their products and follow their guidelines. If you want to promote your business online, don’t miss this seminar. Presenter, Sven Schaefer is an online marketing and social media expert and founder and president of Tangram Media, Inc.
“Google: Finding Your Business on the Web” will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 6-9 p.m.
Millions of your potential customers use social media. In the U.S., more than 150 million hours per day are spent on Facebook alone! To cut through the noise, “Shhh! Social Media Secrets” you need to understand how to use social media first, including all the essential “ins and outs.” Allow your business to be successful online with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and more.
“Shhh! Social Media Secrets” will be held on Tuesday, March 27 from 6-9 p.m.
Small Business Development Series
“Selling Made Simple Identify Your Customers” will teach you to identify and sell by developing your whole product and whole customer. The whole customer consists of several consumer avatars and each should be approached differently. The whole product is how the consumer perceives the use and value of your products and services. Attendees learn to use the perceptions of consumers to sell their products and services.
“Selling Made Simple Identify Your Customers” will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-9 p.m.
“Create a Winning Business Plan” will teach you 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 lay a 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, and steps for making the process easy.
“Create a Winning Business Plan” will be held on Tuesday, March 13 from 6-9 p.m.
Small Business Management Series
“Time Management for Small Business Owners” will teach you to focus on high-payoff activities, eliminate time-wasting behavior, and bypass procrastination when managing your small business.
“Time Management for Small Business Owners” will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Today’s small business owner works in the most challenging workplace ever. Business owners must be able to motivate themselves to set priorities, make decisions, and communicate clearly. Learn practical information that allows entrepreneurs to manage their business more efficiently and effectively in the class, “21st Century Management for Small Businesses.”
“21st Century Management for Small Businesses” will be held March 14 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Small business owners will learn how to handle conflict resolution and unacceptable behavior in their businesses in the class, “How the Small Business Owner Deals with Unacceptable Workplace Behavior.” Discover tips on handling challenges with your customers, clients, or business associates.
“How the Small Business Owner Deals with Unacceptable Workplace Behavior” will be held on Wednesdays March 21 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Moving through change takes time and energy and is extremely stressful. “How the Small Business Owner Deals with Constant Change” will teach you to recognize and embrace change and make it work for your company.
“How the Small Business Owner Deals with Constant Change” will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Small Business Center seminars meet in 102 Van Dusen Hall. To register online, visit our website at sbc.sandhills.edu. For more information or to place your name on a waiting list for seminars that are full, please contact Teresa Reynolds at (910) 695-3938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.