Small Technical Business IDEAS
These 90 minutes to three-hour seminars cover a wide range of small business topics. Most of these seminars are held at Durham Tech’s Small Business Center, located in the SOUTHBank Building in Durham or at the Orange County Campus in Hillsborough.
Small Business seminars are free. Registration is strongly encouraged. Registration allows the SBC to contact you regarding any changes (inclement weather, location, cancellations, etc.). Registration will open no later than four weeks prior to each seminar or workshop. We also encourage you to come early to secure your seat, since seating is limited.
Food Business seminars (and workshops) will have a focus on the agriculture and food processing industry yet are open to all entrepreneurs.
HP LIFE Online Entrepreneurship Training
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. This program is self–paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start. Offered by The NC Small Business Center Network in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). Taught by Various Speakers.
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Breaking the Sound Barrier: Perfecting Your Business Pitch
How are you describing your business and/or business idea? Are you clearly providing information with a short open window? Come and try out your business idea in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn valuable tips from marketing experts and feedback from fellow entrepreneurs, business owners, and business counselors.
Introduction to Budgets for Business Owners
Learn the importance of business budgeting. Business owners and entrepreneurs will learn how to create simple budgets along with tips for how to manage cash flow and payroll. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
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Hidden Profit: There is Money Hiding Right In Your Business
Do you feel like you are getting the sales yet not really seeing the profit you thought you would? Learn where money may be hiding right in your business. Taught by Cherelle James, My Local CFO.
Are you a startup or existing entrepreneur wondering how you should develop your business idea? Building and understanding your business model is a critical first step in the business planning process. Learn how to design and analyze your business model into a one–page document. With your one–page business model, you can develop your business or strategic plan more efficiently and effectively. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
How to Start a Spa Business
Learn what it takes to start your own spa business from an experienced spa and salon entrepreneur. Taught by Miki Wright, Miki Wright Business Training.
Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit?
This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, whether or not you are ready, questions to answer prior to starting the business, where business ideas come from, governmental requirements, and available resources. This session is the perfect place to bring all your nonprofit startup questions. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
Recordkeeping and Taxes: Building a Strong Foundation
Learn the importance of record keeping along with what documents entrepreneurs should keep and for how long. Entrepreneurs will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business. Taught by Cherelle James, My Local CFO.