Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business @ CPCC Harris Campus
Aug 24 @ 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

There is good news in North Carolina for food entrepreneurs. No longer are you required to rent expensive commercial space in order to bring your creative recipes to market. Thanks to cottage food laws you can now create a small food business in your own kitchen as long as you follow all of the rules. Sales for specialty food products have increased over 18 percent in the last three years as more consumers seek out the quality and taste of artisan products. Take advantage of this growing market and learn the intricacies of the laws that allow you to create food products at home and create a winning recipe for a successful food business. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 8/22-8/24


How to Price your Food Product @ CPCC Harris Campus
Aug 29 @ 1:30 PM – Aug 31 @ 4:30 PM

Mobile and artisan food businesses are ‘the’ growing segments in the food industry. In all businesses ensuring profitability is vital to existence. The highly competitive nature of the food industry, profitability is often hard won. Discover unique pricing models to ensure profitability as you consider a startup venture in the food industry. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 8/29-8/31

Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Central Campus
Aug 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday 8/29-8/31.

Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Central Campus
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday 8/29-8/31.

Business Model Canvas @ CPCC Central Campus
Aug 31 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.

How to Write a Business Plan @ ONLINE
Sep 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Marketing Your Business @ Online
Sep 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. 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 differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.

Business Tax Essentials @ Small Business Center
Sep 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The NC Department of Revenue in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College will be
offering an exciting course to learn your business tax responsibilities! Our team of presenters will cover
basic requirements to help North Carolina business owners understand the laws and obligations necessary to be tax compliant. The seminar covers topics ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements.

QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Central Campus
Sep 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions.  Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.Uses QuickBooks® 2015.  Purchase book: QuickBooks® Pro 2015 Level 1.

Occurs every Tuesday and Thursday 9/12-9/21

Successful Selling on Amazon @ Small Business Center
Sep 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

You will learn how to ship your items or let Amazon ship them for you “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) shipping service. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest way to start selling online. Sell just a few items and make no monthly fee with the individual plan or choose the Small Business Subscription for unlimited selling.


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