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  • First Friday Morning Brew

    First Friday Morning Brew

    Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? To, how will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attrac

    May 01 @ 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

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  • Federal Proposal Writing Workshop Live Webinar

    Federal Proposal Writing Workshop Live Webinar

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    Government procurement advisors from the North Carolina Procurement Technical Center (PTAC) will lead an informative and interactive workshop guaranteed to jump-start your next federal proposal. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required.
    Learn how to:
    Identify contract opportunities that are realistic for you.

    Understand how the government describes what it needs.

    Prepare responsive and effective proposals.

    Improve your chances at winning government contracts.

    May 05 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

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  • NC Sales and Use Tax Workshop

    NC Sales and Use Tax Workshop

    The NC Department of Revenue will host a sales and use tax workshop for small business owners. The workshop will discuss the basics of sales and use taxes including registering for a sales and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return. This hands-on workshop is intended to help small business owners better understand their sales and use tax obligations and the proper procedure for filing and paying a sales and use tax return. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners.
    Fee: No Cost

    May 07 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

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  • Creating An Online Store

    Creating An Online Store

    Do you want to sell online and reach more people with better marketing concepts? Now is the time to set up your online store! In this seminar, you will learn the basics of setting up your online presence and actually leave with a fully functional operating store where your products will be available to the world.

    At the end of these sessions, you will be able to:

    Do you need to sell online?
    Have an understanding of your online store options.
    Understand the differences between platforms and determine what is right for you.
    Set up your online store.
    Develop an online store marketing plan.

    May 11 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

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  • Selling on Amazon & Etsy

    Selling on Amazon & Etsy

    Amazon and Etsy provide strong platforms for online sales, with infrastructure to support many business functions. This seminar shows attendees the pros and cons of working with Amazon and Etsy, and provides direction for getting started with these well-established platforms.
    Fee: No Cost

    May 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

  • Federal Proposal Writing Workshop Live Webinar

    Federal Proposal Writing Workshop Live Webinar

    JOIN US!
    Government procurement advisors from the North Carolina Procurement Technical Center (PTAC) will lead an informative and interactive workshop guaranteed to jump-start your next federal proposal. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required.
    Learn how to:
    Identify contract opportunities that are realistic for you.

    Understand how the government describes what it needs.

    Prepare responsive and effective proposals.

    Improve your chances at winning government contracts.

    Facilitated by: Sue Crotts, NC PTAC Advisor

    336-256-9302 | secrotts@ncat.edu

    May 13 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 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.

    May 28 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

  • 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.

    May 28 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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