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.

Section #:

N/A

Date(s) of course:

Online, On Demand

Day(s) of week:

Online, On Demand

Time of course:

Online, On Demand

Location:

Online, On Demand

Total Hours of Class:

20-30 hours

Registration Fee:

No Charge


Fundamentals of Grant Writing
Grants are awarded to implement sound, practical ideas that meet needs, solve problems, or improve conditions for groups of individuals or a
community. Successful entrepreneurs in non-profit or for-profit sectors are able to identify problems, propose Feasible solutions, and convince
funders to invest in their ideas. In this three-hour workshop, Michele Oros will provide hands-on experience researching and writing needs assessments;
designing projects with concrete, measurable objectives; and creating justifiable budgets. Ms. Oros has previously taught for BCCC’s SBC.
This workshop is designed for grant seekers who are ready to begin putting their ideas into words.

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Date(s) of course:

June 19


Day(s) of week:

Tuesday

Time of course:

2pm-5pm

Location:

Hyde County Davis Center

Total Hours of Class:

3

Registration Fee:

No Charge


How to Start a Small Business
Attend this core competency workshop to answer the following questions: Are you ready to start a business? What are the advantages and
disadvantages of a new business? Where do I obtain permits and licenses? What tax information is needed and where do I find it? How do I
maintain objectivity? Brian Cooke is your presenter.

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Date(s) of course:

June 4


Day(s) of week:

Monday

Time of course:

3pm-5pm

Location:

Hyde County Davis Center

Total Hours of Class:

2

Registration Fee:

No Charge


How to Write a Business Plan
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 include the Executive Summary/Describing your Business/Marketing/
Market Research/Analysis and the Financial Plan. Brian Cooke is your presenter.

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N/A


Date(s) of course:

June 4


Day(s) of week:

Monday

Time of course:

5:30pm-7:30pm

Location:

Hyde County Davis Center

Total Hours of Class:

2

Registration Fee:

No Charge


Advertising & Marketing For Your Small Business
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, how to create a marketing plan, how to score greater sales
with current customers and other “tricks” of the trade. Advertising and Marketing for the Small Business is a seminar you will want to be a part of
and – it is absolutely free! Brian Cooke is your presenter.

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N/A


Date(s) of course:

June 11


Day(s) of week:

Monday

Time of course:

3pm-5pm

Location:

Hyde County Davis Center

Total Hours of Class:

2

Registration Fee:

No Charge


Financing Your Small Business
Starting your own business is part of the American dream. You’ve given this thought, you’ve sought advice, and you are just about ready to
begin. Then you ask yourself: How do I finance my business? Is there someone out there who can give me good, solid, reliable advice? Are
there loans/grants available to assist me? What should I be aware of? The economy is tough—I don’t want to fail—help! This workshop
will put your mind at ease and provide you with the tools, steps, advice, answers and guidance you may need. By attending, you will gain
knowledge and confidence in financing your business. Brian Cooke is your presenter.

Section #:

N/A


Date(s) of course:

June 11


Day(s) of week:

Monday

Time of course:

5:30pm-7:30pm

Location:

Hyde County Davis Center

Total Hours of Class:

2

Registration Fee:

No Charge


For more information or to register for a class, please contact:

Continuing Education Registration & Records Clerk
Phone: 252-940-6375
continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu

Karen Carawan
Hyde County Workforce & Continuing Education Coordinator
252-940-6231
karen.carawan@beaufortccc.edu