Business Notes

May 28, 2013 

Business training

The Corporate Solutions Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following seminars for business and industry professionals. To register, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591, email swgardner@johnstoncc.edu or visit www.johnstoncc.edu/corporatesolutions.

MS Word 2010 Level I – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. The cost is $149.

Strategy, Vision and Goals – 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 5, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center. Identify challenges and develop a business strategy for success. Cost: $79.

MS Word 2010 Level II – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn sophisticated Word tools to create a professional-looking document. Cost: $149.

MS Excel 2010 Level I – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Cost: $149.

MS Excel 2010 Level II – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Topics include data analysis and spreadsheet presentation. Cost: $149.

Interpersonal Communication – 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday July 10, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center. Improve your communication skills. Cost: $79.

MS PowerPoint 2010 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in Room 1031 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. Cost: $149.

Leadership class

The Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce and Johnston Community College are accepting applications for the next Leadership Johnston class. Participants will develop and refine their leadership skills while learning about civic leadership. The class meets one Wednesday a month from October through June. The cost is $600; scholarships are available. The application deadline is Sunday, June 30. For more information, or to apply, visit www.smithfieldselma.com.

Business After Hours

The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Springhill Outfitters, 773 Seafood House, Selma. Admission is free. For more information, call 919-934-9166.

Free business seminars

The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free seminars. To register, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591, email swgardner@johnstoncc.edu or visit www.johnstoncc.edu/sbcseminars.aspx.

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 3, in Room 1033 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. Participants will learn about entrepreneurship and small-business management.

Small-Business Owners and the New Mobile Office – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. The instructor will talk about key features of mobile devices and which best meet small-business needs.

Building Your Small-Business Website – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Topics include domain registration and services, setup and management of hosting services, website templates and software and web design.

Home-Based Business: How to Start One That Works – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 10, in Room 1 at the Benson Conference Center, 303 E. Church St., Benson. Topics include home-business creation and setup, permits, legal issues, business plans, marketing and managing stress.

Small-Business Owners: Getting Ahead in the Cloud – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in Room 1033 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn about cloud computing and how to integrate it into a small business.

Developing a Following on Social Networks for Your Small Business – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College.

Protect Your Business, Avoid the Mishaps! – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. The seminar will cover what every business owner needs to know about taxes and Workers’ Compensation insurance.

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 17, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Topics include market research, business structures, local and state taxes, fees and licenses, marketing strategies, recordkeeping strategies and business plans.

Small-Business Portable Productivity: Is There an App for That? – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Room 1033 at the Workforce Development Center. Learn about apps available in the mobile marketplaces of iOS, Android and Windows smartphones.

Small-Business Management and Recordkeeping – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in Room 1032 at the Workforce Development Center. Participants will learn the basics of small-business recordkeeping.

Status Update: The Impact of Your Employees’ Social Presence on Your Business – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College.

The Best Small Business to Start Right Now – 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 24, in Room 1 at the Benson Conference Center.

Office 365 for Small-Business Owners – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in Room 1033 at the Workforce Development Center.

Using Hash Tags in Your Small-Business Marketing – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday June 26, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College. Participants will learn how to use hash tags to join, follow and start social-media conversations with a target market.

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