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. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start. You can read more about this program at https://www.ncsbc.net/. Click on the HP Life logo.
On Demand All Days Fee: No Charge 20-30 hrs Online

Critical Incident Preparation and Response (For Current & Prospective Business Owners)
Todd Alligood is BCCC’s Director of Law Enforcement Training, and he will share his expertise and perspective on this very serious subject. Please attend if you desire to make your workplace safer. Todd will explain what to do if a critical incident, like an active shooter, occurs on or near your premises.
Learn to prepare for critical incidents. Learn how to correctly summon help. Learn how to protect your employees, your clients and yourself should something happen. Receive guidance on precautions to take and procedures to implement that will be reassuring in these troubling times.
6:00pm-9:00pm Monday October 9 Fee: No Charge 3 hrs HCDC

How to Buy and Sell on Facebook
Join us to see how you can leverage Facebook for your Small Business. Facebook is a major resource and if you aren’t looking for your target market, then you are missing some valuable customers. The instructor will be Christina Williams.
2:00pm-5:00pm Thursday August 17 Fee: No Charge 3 hrs HCDC

ETSY ™ 101 (Taking Your Home Business to the World Market with Etsy)
Have you ever wished you could sell the things you make online? Looking for a way to market to a specific group of people (who don’t live here?) Have collectibles you have held onto for 20 years? Do you have a lot of materials that can be used to make other things? Have you written your own how-to articles that you just know would sell to the right people? Tried Ebay and gave up on it? If you have one – or all – of these situations, Etsy could be for you. This class is an orientation to Etsy.com, a world online marketplace with MILLIONS of sellers (and MILLIONS of buyers!) You will learn what you can and cannot sell on Etsy, how to choose a name and open a shop, 5 keys to success, how to list an item, how to find what
information you need on the Etsy website, how to collect money and ship, and more! Pamela Zimmerman is your presenter.
2:00pm-5:00pm Thursday September 14 Fee: No Charge 3 hrs HCDC

Courses for the Ocrac oke Community Center
We will be offering classes for the Ocracoke Community Center. The specific classes will be determined at a later date, but possible subjects include Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat Marketing for Your Small Business; Using Video to Get More Business for Small Business Owners; and Blogging
and Twitter for Business.
2:00pm-5:00pm Thursday November 30 Fee: No Charge 3 hrs Ocracoke Comm. Ctr.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Karen Carawan
Hyde County Workforce & Continuing Education Coordinator