Small Business Resources @ Online
Jan 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This seminar will assist you with resources available for small businesses, including the programs and services provided by the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED). Learn how to best access services as you start, grow and manage your business.




Business Tax Essentials @ Small Business Center
Jan 16 @ 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.

Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Ballantyne Center
Jan 17 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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 Wednesday and Friday 1/17-1/19

Networking for Business Success @ Central Campus
Jan 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Networking is more than just a social hobby. It’s all about who you know and how you utilize those relationships to build your business. Effective networking is a skill that is developed by practice and can be a very rewarding tool for business growth. Whether you are a hopeful entrepreneur or veteran business owner this is a session you can’t afford to miss!


QuickBooks Level 1 @ Ballantyne Center
Jan 22 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 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 Monday, Wednesday,Friday  1/22-1/26

How to Start a Business @ CPCC Central Campus
Jan 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets: What Business Owners Need to Know @ ONLINE
Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Do you want to learn how to manage your business to maturity? Succeed by learning the key management skills needed to get to the next level. Discover the importance of managing employees, resources, and the variety of new challenges you will face as your business moves through the stages of growth. Online


Funding Your Business @ CPCC Central Campus
Jan 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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 attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.

Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Central Campus
Jan 30 @ 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 1/30-2/1.

Food Truck 101: A Mobile Food Business @ Central Campus
Feb 1 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant  industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and  gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory  requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck  operators. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 2/1-2/15. Final class meets 6-7:30 p.m.

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