Free Business Workshops Offered in Eastern NC

Networking groups and community colleges in the Five County area offer free workshops for business owners and entrepreneurs. A variety of workshops are coming up, with details included below.

Starting and Growing A Business Workshop

Organized by the Business Alliance of North Carolina, this workshop will “take a deep dive into the ‘why’ behind your business and how you can use ‘your story’ to connect with others and convert them into not only sales prospects, but customers!”

This workshop is part of their “Starting and Growing A Small Business Series” and takes place May 26, 2016, 9am-noon.

Join the group in the Training Room at Executive Office Suites, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 200, in Raleigh NC.   The workshop details are available at

Founded by Wake County resident Melanie Paul, The Business Alliance of North Carolina has been a passion of Melanie’s for many years. She is a Raleigh native with experience in the Accounting, CFO, Nonprofit and Chamber of Commerce industries.

Dynamite Marketing on Firecracker Budget

Presented by the NC Community College’s Small Business Network Center, 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.

Planned for May 25, 2016,  6-9pm, this workshop’s location is the Word Tabernacle Church Meeting Room, Rocky Mount NC.

To register for this event, click here.

15 Common Mistakes That Will Undermine Any Small Business

Opening and operating a small business normally involves a great deal of time and a substantial investment. Come learn the fifteen most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs and many corporations that ultimately undermine the business. Regardless of whether you are opening or operating a business, regardless of the size of your company, this seminar will prove to be invaluable in helping you form a legal, profitable, and growing business. Make a solid investment in the future survival of your business by planning to attend this informative seminar taught by an experienced entrepreneur!

Wilson Community College (WCC) is hosting this May 24, 2016, event, 6-9pm.

The location is WCC Campus, Building G Room G242, 902 Herring Avenue, Wilson NC. Register before 3pm on May 24, 2016, on this link.

Leadership Training for Business Owners

Need to learn or sharpen your Leadership Skills? Every business owner needs great leadership skills. Attend this exciting seminar and learn, how to deal with difficult people/employees, manage your peers, how to handle disciplinary actions positively and other skills to be an effective manager/business owner. This seminar will be presented by the “Ex-Disney Guy”, John Formica!

Nash Community College Small Business Center is hosting this event on June 2, 2016, in their Rocky Mount NC Continuing Education Building.

To register for this free workshop, click here.

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