Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JCC Holds Free Business Seminars in March

From Losing My Job to Owning My Job
This seminar is a hands-on way to learn more entrepreneurship. It encourages participants to think like an entrepreneur while learning about small business management. By the end of the seminar each participant will have created a plan for how to pursue their entrepreneurial goals.
Course Code: SBC 3601 25P Dates/Days: March, 01, 2010 (M)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 2024A

The ABC’s of Starting a Business
Starting your own business may seem like an overwhelming task, but it really is not that hard if you take it step by step. This workshop is an in-depth walk through on the mechanics of developing a business concept, feasibility, licensing, and the written plan, plus the financial projections by line item. This workshop is a must for those starting their own business.
Course Code: SBC 3601 14P Dates/Days: March, 02, 2010 (T)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 2024B

How to Write a Business Plan
Fail to plan and you plan to fail. This workshop covers the basics you need to put together a business plan that will assist you with start up and funding your business.
Course Code: SBC 3601 09P Dates/Days: March, 08, 2010 (M)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 1032

Sell to the Federal Government Now!
Do you want a share of over $5 billion in military and other federal purchases in North Carolina every year? Your existing business can sell to federal government agencies including military installations, EPA, Agriculture, Coast Guard, VA and others right here in North Carolina and across the country. Federal business is booming. It's for you; you can do it, and the Military Business Center (NCMBC) can help! Learn how the government buys and where your business fits!
Course Code: SBC 3601 26P Dates/Days: March, 10, 2010 (W)
Course Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 1032

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business
This workshop will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream venture a reality.
Course Code: SBC 3601 27P Dates/Days: March, 15, 2010 (M)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Cleveland Center 008

Using Social Media to Market Your Business
Are you looking for a new marketing strategy for your business? Have ever though about using social media tools like Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, or Twitter in your marketing efforts? Don’t miss this power packed session designed to get your social media traffic kick-started -don’t waste another moment online without a strategy!
Course Code: SBC 3601 28P Dates/Days: March, 17, 2010 (W)
Course Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm Location: Cleveland Center 008
Registration Fee: $20.00 This seminar is co-sponsored with the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is included. To register for the session, call the Chamber at 919-773-8448.

Web to English Translation: Effectively Communicating with your Web Developer
Does talking to your web developer leave you questioning whether they learned English in high school? Are you left unsure of whether the language barrier challenges will eliminate any hope of getting the online image you are hoping for? Get familiar with some of the common terms and concepts in the web design industry. Learn where to find answers to become an educated consumer of these services. Explore some of the different types of web sites and marketing approaches used online and how these can be aligned with your business plan.
Course Code: SBC 3601 29P Dates/Days: March, 18, 2010 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 2012

Tax Implications for Starting Your Small Business
Get your business off on the right foot by complying with North Carolina tax laws from the beginning. Learn about topics ranging from the proper registration of your business to how to handle complicated withholding challenges to how to pay the right amount of property taxes. This seminar, taught by the NC Department of Revenue, will give you all the information you need on your state tax obligations, freeing up your time to focus on growing the business.
Course Code: SBC 3601 30P Dates/Days: March, 22, 2010 (M)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 2024A

Taking the Guesswork Out of Recognizing Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Are you observing dilated or contracted pupils, slurring of speech, or behaviors that previously have not been exhibited by an employee? If so, drugs and/or alcohol may be involved. Take the guess work out of suspecting an employee with a drug or alcohol problem. Learn the warning signs of substance abuse and the signs of impairment. Learn the appropriate approach to act on your suspicions and how to prevent substance abuse in the workplace. This is a great session for managers, supervisors, human resource professionals, safety officials, and designated employer representatives.
Course Code: SBC 3601 31P Dates/Days: March, 24, 2010 (W)
Course Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 1032

Do More with Less: Improving Your Efficiency with Computer Shortcuts
Ever wonder how some people get so much done on a computer while others seem to endlessly hunt for the right menu, toolbar button, or key on the keyboard? Become one of the tech-savvy individuals who let the computer improve their efficiency and speed up their work. You will learn keyboard shortcuts, multiple methods for navigating Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications, and simple configuration and process changes that can make your life with a computer much more rewarding! Don’t miss these tips!!
Course Code: SBC 3601 32P Dates/Days: March, 25, 2010 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 2012

Fifteen Common Mistakes That Will Undermine Any Business
Opening and operating a small business normally involves a great deal of time and a substantial financial investment. During this two-hour seminar, you will learn the fifteen most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs that ultimately undermine their business. Regardless of whether you are opening or operating a business, this seminar will prove to be invaluable in helping you form a legal, profitable, and growing business!
Course Code: SBC 3601 33P Dates/Days: March, 29, 2010 (M)
Course Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Public Safety Services Complex J1210

The Perfect Workday
What would be a perfect workday for you? Can you describe it? If you could set and meet your priorities, work more effectively with the people around you and move closer to a balanced life, wouldn’t that come close to a perfect workday? Join us to understand how much time you really have; plan on purpose and plan with a purpose; set and track priorities; confront and handle the information avalanche; and get it done and still have a life!
Course Code: SBC 3601 34P Dates/Days: March, 31, 2010 (W)
Course Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm Location: Workforce Development Center 1032

To register for these seminars, contact Rosa Andrews at 919-209-2015 or or register through the SBC website at

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