Upcoming Small Business Center Classes for November 2017

All of the following classes are FREE through our Small Business Center. Just call 940 - 6375 to register.

Generational Crossroads: When X, Y & Boomers Collide in the Workforce!

(For current and prospective business owners) With Trainers from Leading to Change

Leading to Change is a nationally awarded training agency designed to TRANSFORM the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT arena. We do this through vanguard teaching methods, cutting edge technology/media tools, out-of-this-world customer service, and a ROBUST ONSLAUGHT of humor, music, innovation, and wit by a dynamic team of “Rockstar” facilitators. We want to bring a FRESH and FAST-PACED laughter inducing, highly interactive, and skill focused approach to your training. This fast-paced and highly interactive presentation is custom-tailored to this workshop audience. With over 20 years of training to over 150,000 adults and youth, Leading To Change speakers are well-versed to bring a high-energy, comedic, motivational, thought provoking, and most importantly, catalystic (i.e. now let’s go DO SOMETHING with this information) presentation for your conference. The workshop includes:

  • Back In The Day Generational Values (Table/Group reflections on work values)
  • From Pearl Harbor to Pearl Jam, from the Beatles to Beyonce! (Generational icon and career trends)
  • Generational Soundtracks (Large group movement to generational music)
  • X, Y, & Boomers in the Workforce (Stories and strategies to take back to work)

Monday, November 13, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM or 11:30am-1:30pm

Beaufort County Schools Ed Tech

Marketing and Advertising for Your Business

With Brian Cooke

Drawing attention to your business is tougher than ever before! Large chain stores, a challenging economy, the Internet, etc. have made the small business venture often times frustrating. BUT you can take matters into your hands and discover what you can do to bring customers to you. In this seminar you will learn low cost advertising/marketing strategies and methods, creating your marketing plan, scoring greater sales with current customers, and other “tricks” of the trade. MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS is a seminar you will want to be a part of and – it is absolutely free!

Monday, November 13, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BCCC, Building 8, Room 828

How to Write a Business Plan

With Brian Cooke

Starting your own small business is a huge step for anyone. This class will help you with the fundamentals in writing a business plan. A business plan is the foundation for success when making a decision to start a new business or acquire an existing business. Your business plan is key when it comes to seeking funds for your business. Topics Discussed:

  • The executive summary
  • Describing your business
  • Marketing
  • Market research and analysis

Monday, November 6, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BCCC, Building 8, Room 828

Mr. Brian Cooke is a former instructor of Management and Entrepreneurship at East Carolina University. Brian received his BSBA, concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management as well as an MBA from East Carolina University. During his time at ECU, Brian worked as the Assoc. Director of the Small Business Institute, interned with the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, and received two national awards for business case competitions. Brian has experience in business ownership, business consulting, business planning, product design, manufacturing, and supply chain management.

Social Media for Beginners

(For the current and prospective Small Business Owner)

With Christina Williams

Christina Williams is a Microsoft Office Specialist, educator, and a small business owner. She has taught computer classes for the last 10 + years, and now has geared her trainings to small business owners across North Carolina. Her seminars are fun and educational, she once was referred to as the “Rachel Ray of computers” by one of her students. She teaches the material in an easy to understand way and in a very easy, relaxing atmosphere. Christina earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Elizabeth City State University in 2002. Christina is now seeking a Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University, in Masters of Entrepreneurship.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Washington County Center

Roper, NC