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Business OwnersCVCC OFFERS SERIES OF BUSINESS OWNERSHIP SEMINARS

CVCC's Small Business Center will offer "Step Up, Start Up," a series of seminars designed to help individuals interested in starting a business understand the pros and cons of business ownership.  The program consists of six seminars which will be presented on Tuesday evenings from September 9th through October 14th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at CVCC's new Corporate Development Center.  There is no-cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.  


 

You, Inc

Helps participants understand the many roles and responsibilities of business ownership and compare them to their work experience, life goals, current and future financial needs, and their tolerance for risk.  

Tuesday, September 9th 
6:30 - 8:30 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory


From Idea to Opportunity 

Participants discuss market research, their target customers and their competition. They learn to identify niche opportunities and to convey their unique competitive advantage to potential customers. 

Tuesday, September 16th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory


 

Creating the Images, Crafting the Message

Participants learn the importance of branding and creating a unique image for their new company. 

Tuesday, September 23rd
6:30 - 8:30 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory
 


Reaching Customer Targets 

Participants learn how successful business owners create targeted marketing messages and choose appropriate media for effectively marketing products and services.

Tuesday, September 30th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory

 Keeping $ Score $ 

Participants are introduced to standard scorecards for tracking business performance, cash position and net worth.  Participants will learn about sources of startup capital. 

Tuesday, October 7th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory


Roadmap to Success

Participants will compile data and conclusions from the previous five seminars into a draft of a business plan to be used to chart the course for their startup. 

Tuesday, October 14th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
CVCC Corporate Development Center, Hickory

 
These seminars are provided at no cost to participants through the Small Business Center Network.  Pre-registration is required, and participants can register for the entire series or individual seminars. To register, call the Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
 
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