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  • Secrets for Optimizing Your Search Engine Ranking

    Secrets for Optimizing Your Search Engine Ranking

    Getting a website up and running is great, but having customers find your website on the internet is even better! This seminar provides participants with search engine optimization strategies for improving visibility and driving traffic to their web site by focusing on key words, links, and URLs. Attendees will leave with several tactics that can be implemented immediately to help bolster rankings and drive more traffic to their site.

    Mar 05 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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  • Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop, Part 1

    Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop, Part 1

    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.

    Mar 12 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

  • SBTDC Wealth Creation & Succession Planning Webinar

    SBTDC Wealth Creation & Succession Planning Webinar

    Succession planning ensures leadership continuity in your company for the future. Join the SBTDC and learn from Regional Director, Ron Elmore. During this event attendees will learn how to: Best evaluate your financial/wealth options from the entity you have created. Develop processes to implement a proven methodology to protect the wealth you created for you and your family. Access SBTDC counselors that can coach you on your journey of developing a succession plan.

    Mar 12 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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  • Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

    Using Social Media to Promote Your Business

    This seminar looks into the tactical aspects of social marketing including the when, where and how to post for maximum effect and result. We’ll also answer that age-old question “to respond, or not to respond” to online comments. Attendees will leave the session ready to expand their social power and presence in this increasingly social world.

    Mar 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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You're In Good Company

Local Entrepreneur Spotlights

Asia
Magnus

Owner, Mae’s Coffee Shop

Asia Magus started Mae’s coffee shop with the goal of providing a big service with a small-town feel. Her store focuses on family, community, and personal touch, which has become a staple in the local community.

Jordan
Schindler

Founder/CEO, Texdel

Jordan Schindler's company, Texdel, focuses on well-being solutions and wellness in textiles. He moved his business to the Catawba region after finding the unique resources he required to build his business.

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Cranford

Founder, 1712 Spirits

Founder Zach Cranford built 1712 Spirits in the Catawba region to set himself apart from the rest of the noise in larger major metros.

Tammy & Stewart Cook

Founders, The App Garden

Tammy and Stewart Cook, Founders of The App Garden, discuss their entrepreneurship journey, starting and growing their business in Hickory, North Carolina. They talk about the challenges of scaling a nationwide business and the support that they've had along the way to do just that.

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Mindset

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Business Summary

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Customer Discovery

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Team

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Entrepreneurial Support Resource Directory

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Money

Connect to sources of funding and capital

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Coaching

Help from coaches, mentors, and experts

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Space & Tools

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Knowledge & Skills

Learn key concepts and get savvier about business trends and practices

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Talent

Build my team of co-founders, employees, contractors, etc.

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Connections

Interact with entrepreneurs, investors, customers, co-founders, etc.

Featured Local Support Providers & Programs

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Small Business Center at CVCC

Jeff Neuville, Director of the Small Business Center, talks about the support programs and seminars he and his team offer to entrepreneurs, year-round.

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Manufacturing Solutions Center

Dan St. Louis, Executive Director of the MSC, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at why entrepreneurs travel from all over the world to take advantage of his Hosiery 101 and other programs.

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From the President & CEO of the Chamber

Lindsay Keisler tells us how she works with ecosystem partners to bring programs like Edison Nation to the community to help start and grow businesses.