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Small Business Center - Seminars

Starting a new business? Looking for new ways to expand? Want to add social media to your marketing? Try a Small Business Center seminar!

Seminars and Workshops

Start-up Seminars Series

Class
Date

TBA

TBA

 

Small Business Challenges

Class Date
» Strategic Planning 101 for Non-Profits

11-28-17

» Introduction to QuickBooks

11-30-17

» Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses

12-5-17

» QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

12-7-17

 

Strategic Planning 101 for Non-Profits

To be successful a non-profit should always have a detailed strategic plan. Participants will learn key components in the strategic planning process and how to engage the appropriate board members, staff, volunteers, and/or stakeholders in the process. This workshop offers a roadmap for non-profits who want an overview of strategic planning from start to finish as well as some practical tools to use along the way.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory
Register online
or call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4117


Introduction to QuickBooks

Intro to QuickBooks gets new and prospective small business owners started using QuickBooks, focusing on navigating the home page, using QuickBooks lists, and the chart of accounts. In this hands-on session, participants work through using QuickBooks to create a company file and practice recording sales and managing expenses. The session provides an overview on how QuickBooks can be used to manage a small business’ finances.

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory
Register online
or call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4117


Low-Cost Marketing for Small Business

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. To stretch your marketing dollars, it’s critical to focus on your target markets and identify strategies Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and focus on low-cost marketing techniques to promote your business.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CVCC Alexander Center For Education, Taylorsville
Register online
Call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4117


QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics

This class will expand on the “Introduction To QuickBooks” seminar, covering more complex transactions that participants might encounter in running their business including: receiving payments and paying bills, managing accounts receivable and accounts payable, reconciling bank and credit card accounts, and how to generate and understand the financial reports (Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet) which small businesses need to monitor and analyze to manage their business and to close the year-end books.

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory
Register online
or call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4117


Your own business, your own boss,

but...

where do you start?

Call the Small Business Center
at Catawba Valley Community College
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4117

 

Jason Owens teaching Sales WorkshopMatt Redisill teaching Power of Email MarketingMel Steiner at Alexander Central