Business Notes: July 14

July 13, 2013 

Accountant named to bank board

Four Oaks Bank has named Lisa B. Denny to its advisory board in the Cleveland community.

A certified public accountant, Denny owns and manages her own practice in Clayton, where she has extensive experience in individual and corporate taxes and specializes in small-business services. Denny helps clients with income-tax planning and preparation, financial and retirement planning, and estates and trusts.

A CPA with 27 years of experience, Denny established her own firm in 2006 after working with C.D. Holland & Co. in Raleigh. She is graduate of Barton College, formerly Atlantic Christian College, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“We are proud to welcome Lisa to our advisory board,” said David Hall, senior vice president and Garner city executive for Four Oaks Bank. “Her business expertise will certainly bring additional value and insight to our distinguished group of advisers.”

A Clayton native, Denny has two sons, Harrison and Holden.

Aspect Financial opens New Bern office

Aspect Financial, headquartered in Smithfield, has opened an office in New Bern. Now with eight offices in central and eastern North Carolina, the company has offered investments and financial advice since 2011.

“We are very excited about our new location in New Bern.” said Donna Allen, one of two managing partners. “This is a great opportunity to serve new families in a wonderful town.”

The firm’s structure allows advisers to run an independent business while drawing from the knowledge and experience of a network of their peers.

Chris Key is the second managing partner. “We serve our clients and our community through the principles of service, integrity and relationship and have found that many advisers want to align with those principles to serve their clients,” he said.

Summer social

The Chamber Women’s Business Network will hold “Taste of Tuscany,” a summer social, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in Room 1404 of the Johnston Medical Mall on North Bright Leaf Boulevard in Smithfield. The cost is $12 per person and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, lemonade and a raffle.

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.

Developing a Following on Social Networks for Your Small Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to use social services to promote and enhance your small business.

Small-Business Owners: Getting Ahead in the Cloud – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College. Explore cloud computing and what it means for a small business.

Financing Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 22, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center. Topics include the importance of a strong business plan, lender financing options, SBA loan processes, and tips for grant research and writing.

Status Update: The Impact of Your Employees’ Social Presence on Your Business – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to design and implement policies related to the social reputation of your employees.

Small Business Portable Productivity: Is There an App for That? – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center of the Johnston Community College. Explore the popular and beneficial productivity applications for small businesses.

Basic Bookkeeping for Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 29, in Room 1032 of the Workforce Development Center.

Using Hashtags in Your Small-Business Marketing – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in Room 1033 of the Workforce Development Center. Learn how to tag content in ways to benefit your business and connect with new customers.

Office 365 for Small-Business Owners – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in Room E212 of the Learning Resource Center at Johnston Community College. Learn about the features available with a small-business subscription to Office 365.

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