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08/05/14 - 08/05/14 Growing Your Business With Social Media Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 115, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this seminar participants will learn about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and how to begin engaging those platforms. You will learn why each is important to you and your business.
08/07/14 - 08/07/14 Facebook For Your Business Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 115, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this seminar participants will learn the basics of setting up a Facebook business page, as well as information about promotions, advertisements, and making a huge impact for your business online.
08/12/14 - 08/12/14 Pinterest, Blogging, and Mobile Marketing Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 115, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this seminar participants will become familiar with the basics of these three social media outlets. Attendees will learn how and why to use Pinterest, how to set up and maintain a blog, and the huge benefits of mobile marketing.
08/14/14 - 08/14/14 Making An Impact With Social Media Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 115, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this seminar participants will learn how to use their online knowledge to grow their business and take it to the next level. We will discuss tips and tactics to use social media wisely and productively.
08/19/14 - 08/19/14 Developing An Online Presence For Your Business Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 115, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
If someone searches for your business, what do they see? Are they intrigued enough to buy from you or do they move on? This seminar is about making sure you have a good online presence and using free internet tools to your advantage.
09/04/14 - 09/04/14 So You Think You Have a Great Idea, Now What? Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar is designed to assist individuals who have a new and unique idea for a product which the inventor wants to bring to market.
09/08/14 - 09/08/14 Profit Is Not a Four-Letter Word Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar is designed to help you understand the relationship between pricing, costs, and profits. Lecture and interactive exercises will expose you to areas that need consideration when pricing your products and/or services.
09/09/14 - 09/09/14 STEP I - Introduction and Orientation Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This class covers Introduction to Small Business Center, Entity Types for Business Organizations, Recordkeeping, Electronic vs. Paper Tax Returns, Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, LLC’s, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations.
09/11/14 - 09/11/14 Profit Is Not a Four-Letter Word Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar is designed to help you understand the relationship between pricing, costs, and profits. Lecture and interactive exercises will expose you to areas that need consideration when pricing your products and/or services.
09/15/14 - 09/15/14 Business Planning I for the Entrepreneur Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local banker discusses the necessity and technique of developing your business plan.
09/16/14 - 09/16/14 STEP II - Small Businesses & Affordable Care Act Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This new class will discuss the value of providing health insurance to your employees. It will include the latest information on how the small business is to survive with added cost imposed or how to avoid additional tax costs if possible.
09/18/14 - 09/18/14 Business Planning I for the Entrepreneur Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local banker discusses the necessity and technique of developing your business plan.
09/22/14 - 09/22/14 Recordkeeping Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local CPA/accountant discusses how to “set up the books” for your business.
09/23/14 - 09/23/14 STEP III - Financial Reports Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This class covers a complete financial statement and how it is applied to the tax returns. The financial statement will include a complete balance sheet, income/loss statement, and related documents.
09/25/14 - 09/25/14 Recordkeeping Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local CPA/accountant discusses how to “set up the books” for your business.
09/29/14 - 09/29/14 Business Planning II for the Entrepreneur Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A continuation of the necessity of the business planning process and how to develop your business plan.
09/30/14 - 09/30/14 STEP IV - Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This class covers the advantages and disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships, Detailed Review of IRS forms including the Income, Cost of Goods Sold, Allowed Expenses, Self-Employment, Depreciation and where to put what figures on tax forms, IRS Schedule C and what the IRS considers income (Revenue) and what the IRS considers an expense (Deduction) as related to the personal income.
10/02/14 - 10/02/14 Business Planning II for the Entrepreneur Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A continuation of the necessity of the business planning process and how to develop your business plan.
10/06/14 - 10/06/14 Tax Issues Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local CPA/accountant discusses financial statement formulation and terminology, self-employment and payroll taxes, tax theory and forms, and aspects of interacting with your finance and accounting professional.
10/07/14 - 10/07/14 STEP V - Corporations (S-Corp vs C-Corp) Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This class covers the pros and cons of an S-Corporation vs. C-Corporation. It covers the need for legal counsel, banker and accountant, review of an 1120 and 1120-S with a comparison to Schedule C, Partnership or LLC, Detailed input of each section of the tax returns, Formalization and compiling income, costs of goods sold, allowed expenses, and possible tax consequences.
10/09/14 - 10/09/14 Tax Issues Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local CPA/accountant discusses financial statement formulation and terminology, self-employment and payroll taxes, tax theory and forms, and aspects of interacting with your finance and accounting professional.
10/13/14 - 10/13/14 Marketing I - I Want It, Like I Like It Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The first of three seminars designed to acquaint a business owner with marketing a product, service, or business entity using visual, written, and workshop based materials.
10/14/14 - 10/14/14 STEP VI - Employee or Contractor Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This class is a detailed review of the IRS requirements for the Form 1099-Miscellaneous, Employee forms, Payroll and State Regulations related to payroll or contracted labor, Payment for commissions, outside labor, and contracted services and the proper forms required.
10/16/14 - 10/16/14 Marketing I - I Want It, Like I Like It Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The first of three seminars designed to acquaint a business owner with marketing a product, service, or business entity using visual, written, and workshop based materials.
10/20/14 - 10/20/14 Legal Issues Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local attorney discusses issues on business organization, legal obligations and the rights and legal liability of the small business owner.
10/21/14 - 10/21/14 STEP VII - Rules and Regulations Dallas Campus, Dalpiaz Building, Room 206, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This class covers new rules and regulations as directly associated to the tax year 2014. Set up the proper steps when considering opening and closing a business activity. We will have a short presentation from the following: Gaston County Tax Office, IRS, NC Departments: Secretary of State, Revenue, and Employment Security.
10/23/14 - 10/23/14 Legal Issues Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local attorney discusses issues on business organization, legal obligations and the rights and legal liability of the small business owner.
10/27/14 - 10/27/14 Marketing II - Targeting for Results Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar identifies the marketing tools relative to specified business needs, with the introduction of demographic, location, and advertising selection activities.
10/30/14 - 10/30/14 Marketing II - Targeting for Results Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar identifies the marketing tools relative to specified business needs, with the introduction of demographic, location, and advertising selection activities.
11/03/14 - 11/03/14 Insurance Issues Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local insurance agent discusses the insurance needs of small business.
11/06/14 - 11/06/14 Insurance Issues Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A local insurance agent discusses the insurance needs of small business.
11/10/14 - 11/10/14 Marketing III - Great Expectations Lincoln Campus, Room LC 125, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar provides clarity in strategizing a realistic marketing plan that matches your limited resources.
11/13/14 - 11/13/14 Marketing III - Great Expectations Kimbrell Campus, Room KCC 213, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This seminar provides clarity in strategizing a realistic marketing plan that matches your limited resources.

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