SCC Small Business Center Introduces Free Summer Webinar Series

Richmond_SBC_4cThe Sandhills Community College Small Business Center will offer The Summer Webinar Series. All webinars will be presented live on set dates and times. Register by visiting sbc.sandhills.edu. Before the seminar begins, you’ll receive a reminder with the link to access the webinar. You’ll be able to view the webinar on your own device from anywhere you have Internet access. All seminars are free of charge.

The “Fueling Your Business” webinar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many leaders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available to North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the webinar will cover the Rural Center’s Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.

“Fueling Your Business” will be held on Tuesday, June 19 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The “SBA Alternative Capital Programs for Every Small Business” webinar designed with discussion points include personal and professional credit; the business plan; managing cash flow; business accounting; collateral requirements; the commercial loan process; and a discussion of small business lending programs available with the U.S. Small Business Administration. This key topic on “alternative lenders and brokers” provides you access to capital when your bank does not.

“SBA Alternative Capital Programs for Every Small Business” will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The “Doing Business with the Federal Government: Contracting 101” webinar is an introduction to doing business with the federal government. Topics include: levels of federal purchasing – how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; marketing a business to the federal government; socio-economic small business programs; registering as a federal contractor; locating, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina.

“Doing Business with the Federal Government: Contracting 101” will be held on Tuesday, July 10 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

In the webinar, “Veteran Entrepreneurship Programs by the SBA,” the SBA provides veteran entrepreneurs with key benefits they may be eligible for when starting or growing their small business. Veterans can gain startup or working capital for expansions and acquisitions or to purchase and occupy a commercial real estate property. SBA also provides opportunities for service-disabled veterans seeking contracting opportunities with the federal government.

“Veteran Entrepreneurship Programs by the SBA” will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The “Financing Your Business” webinar will highlight the funding and requirements of the programs of the CSBDF, a certified CDFI, community development financial institutions.

“Financing Your Business” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The “Small Business Technology Development Centers: Your State Business Resource” webinar provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. The services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy. Learn how you can take advantage of this state resource via this webinar. 

“Small Business Technology Development Centers: Your State Business Resource” webinar will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration

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 reynoldst@sandhills.edu.

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