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Continuing Education Western Piedmont Community College

Small Business Center BUSINESS SUCCESS IN TOUGH TIMES COST: FREE What are the secrets of business success in an economic downturn? How do business owners stabilize their businesses during tough times and hold their own? Careful planning, efficient cost management and creative marketing are all effective tools for ensuring the success of small businesses –and free or low-cost resources are available for these types of enterprises. Attend this seminar to learn how to prepare for and even grow your business. 05/27/09

Wednesday

11:00am-1:00pm

Course #17086

WPCC

Room CE-200

IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE COST: FREE This class is a great way to learn and understand the concepts and ideas of quality customer service. This seminar will help do a better job serving customers and help owners feel better about the job, knowing employees are doing their best. 6/04/09

Thursday

6:00pm-9:00pm

Course #17092

WPCC Room CE-200

WRITING AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PLAN COST: FREE An effective business plan is vital to the success of a small business. This class will discuss tools necessary to write a business plan that will help raise capital and serve as a guide for your business. 06/09/09

Tuesday

6:00pm-9:00pm

Course #17089

WPCC Room CE-200

HOW TO START A BUSINESS COST: FREE Don't miss the opportunity to learn the basics of how to start a small business. Topics include business structures (sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations), licensing and zoning, trademarks, copyrights, patents, insurance, financing alternatives, record keeping, and taxes. 07/01/09

Wednesday

9:00am-11:00am

Course #17090

WPCC Room CE-200

These WPCC Small Business Center seminars take place in the Continuing Education Building on the Jim A. Richardson Campus (I-40, exit 104) off Enola Road. Pre-registration is required; in person at the Continuing Education Building on Tuesday’s 8:00am – 12:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm or online at www.wpcc.edu/coned/ce_register.htm. Please contact Eddie McGimsey at WPCC at (828) 448-6719 for more information.

1001 Burkemont Avenue Morganton NC 28655 www.wpcc.edu

WPCC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every effort to honor reasonable requests made by individuals with qualifying disabilities. Accommodations must be requested (3) business days in advance of school events or activities through the Disability Access Office in room 103 Hildebrand Hall or call 828.438.6050 v/tdd.


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