Business Startup & Resource Webinar
Starting Your Business Pre-Venture Online Training Series
Our 3-module series is designed for individuals who are thinking about or have begun the process of starting a business. Each session is approximately 30 minutes long. After registering, you will be able to access the webinar and view it at your convenience.
Module 1: Starting Your Business: Increase Your Chances of Success
This module will help you assess yourself as a potential business owner and determine the feasibility of your business idea. It also looks at three approaches to going into business – starting a business, buying a franchise, and buying a business. (33 minutes)
Module 2: Developing Your Business Plan
This module will help you with your business plan. It discusses reasons to develop a plan, what to include (executive summary, company information, product/service, HR, marketing, operations, and financial plans), and tips for writing a successful plan. (30 minutes)
Module 3: Funding Options for Your Business
This module describes potential funding options (including family & friends, angel investors, loans, specialized grants, local sources), and what the various financing sources look for from the individuals / businesses they fund. (39 minutes)
SBIR/STTR Online Training
This video seminar describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC. It also discusses the NC Incentive and Matching Fund Programs. View the training >> (34 minutes)
Government Contracting Online Training
PTAC Federal Contracting Basics – On Demand
Each year, the federal government spends billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from businesses. To find out more about how to sell to the federal government, please register for the “Federal Contracting Basics” On Demand video presentation.
State and Local Contracting Basics – On Demand
Each year, the state of North Carolina and local government sepnd millions of dollars purchasing goods and services from businesses. To find out more about how to sell to state government and local governments, please register for the “State and Local Contracting Basics” on demand training video.
Additional Online Training Opportunities
SBA’s Small Business Training Network Online Courses
The Small Business Training Network (SBTN) is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners.
NCSU IES: Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Businesses
This free, online training course teaches you to build an effective safety and health management system in order to prevent injuries and illnesses in your workplace.
IRS Virtual Classroom: Small Business Tax Workshop
Access this online workshop to learn more about federal tax obligations of small business owners.
NC Department of Revenue: Sales and Withholding Tax
View this 7-minute video vignette about trust tax obligations, which explains requirements for business owners to pay sales and payroll taxes.
US Small Business Administration (SBA) Podcasts
The SBA offers podcast feeds to you on a range of small business topics, primarily related to starting a business.
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