BCCC Briefs: April 1, 2017
So you think you want to start a business
This seminar was created for those individuals who are thinking about starting and operating their own business; however, they do not know if they have the personality, drive, creativity, adaptability, and a host of other talents and attributes that comprise a successful entrepreneur. During this seminar, attendees will honestly assess themselves to discover their strengths and weaknesses; wherefrom, they can make an informed decision on whether to move forward. The seminar will also incorporate various exercises and role playing where the attendee will be faced with realistic challenges encountered by entrepreneurs. Attendees will have to determine or design a solution. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to present their business "ideas" and will be shown various ways they can determine if the idea is feasible and viable. After attending this seminar, if an attendee makes the decision to move forward, they will be strongly encouraged to register for the core seminars at their local Small Business Center starting with, "How to Start a Business."
Bob Moore is a graduate of Fayetteville State University and attended North Carolina State University. He has been the owner of several small businesses and has been employed in numerous strategic management roles with multi-national corporations. Bob is currently the Director of the Small Business Center at Robeson Community College. His seminar is on Tuesday April 5, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Building 8, Room 828.
Market your business by networking in your local area
If you're spending lots of time on internet marketing and social media, you may be missing the customers, benefits, connections and potential sales within your local community. Successful small business owners must devote time to both to be profitable. Come find out how you can reach potential customers in your local community and gain their trust. This seminar includes tips on face-to-face networking, a powerful and virtually free form of marketing.
Emily Ballance, MEd, LPC entertains, educates and inspires audiences with her humor, honesty and lively stories. Her presentations to associations, healthcare organizations, corporations, state and national conferences have been described as "highly entertaining, uplifting and thought-provoking." She frequently presents on humor, stress management and communication, and is a member of the National Speakers Association. Also a Licensed Professional Counselor, Emily is committed to helping people use positive, affirming humor to enhance their health, happiness, work and well-being. When she's not traveling or speaking, Emily volunteers her time with older adults and the Autism Society of North Carolina. Her seminar is on Tuesday April 5, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Building 8, Room 828.
These seminars are put on by the Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College. Seminars are free unless otherwise noted. Interested participants should pre-register by calling (252) 940-6375 or emailing EvaP@beaufortccc.edu.
Contact: Attila Nemecz
Public Relations Coordinator
Beaufort County Community College
5337 US Hwy 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
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