Free Small Business Seminars at NashCC in May 2017

Source: NC Small Business Center Network/Community Colleges.
Source: NC Small Business Center Network/Community Colleges.

By Jo Anne Cooper, Nashville Chamber of Commerce

A reminder that Nash Community College (NashCC) offers free Small Business Seminars throughout the year, with several coming up this Spring.

The seminars listed below are held at the community college’s Small Business Center, 522 N Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. To pre-register for free seminars, visit to check out the “SBC Course Schedule and Registration” and choose the seminar for which you’d like to register.

Free workshops at the NashCC and at other NC community colleges cover topics including business start-up, food truck/catering business basics, nonprofit management, accounting, credit, and loans/grant-writing. The online SBC Course Schedule allows search by location, topic, or date.

Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget

May 11, 2017  @ 6-9pm

Held in the Con. Ed. & Public Services Building, Room 8255.

This seminar covers tips for prospective and existing business owners on how to learn more about customers, competitors, and overall market opportunities. In addition to defining a target market, you will learn the 4 components of the marketing mix and inexpensive and effective market research design.

Great Customer Service for Business Owners

May 18, 2017  @ 1-4pm

Held in the Con. Ed. & Public Services Building, Room 8123.

Have you ever wondered how the Walt Disney World Resort continues to produce a dynamic model on Business Excellence, Leadership, Working Environment and Customer Service! It’s not about service. It’s all about creating a memorable Customer Experience. Learn success strategies to attract more customers, build brand loyalty for life, beat out your completion and transform your business. The presenter of this exhilarating seminar is John Formica aka, “The Ex-Disney Guy.”

Bookkeeping & Taxes for Small Business

May 23, 2017 @  6-9pm

Held in the Con. Ed. & Public Services Building, Room 8255.

Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, but the numbers just drive you up a wall?  This seminar will help you understand the difference between cash basis and accrual basis of accounting and single versus double entry bookkeeping.  We’ll talk about calculating and recording payroll taxes and sales tax and you’ll get hands-on experience in preparing financial statements, including cash flow, income and expense statements, and balance sheets.


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