| The Fayetteville Observer
Webinars, workshops and opportunities for businesses
• Greater Fayetteville Chamber’s Virtual Chairman’s Coffee Club: 11 a.m. Thursday, online. Mike Nagowski, CEO of Cape Fear Valley Health, will give an update on the health system and the coronavirus pandemic. Preregistration required. faybiz.com/events
• The Greater Fayetteville Chamber is offering a series of training programs to help businesses improve financial knowledge. It’s made possible by a grant from the city’s COVID relief program. Sessions are at 7 p.m. Mondays and will be led by Johnnie Marshburn, a lecturer of entrepreneurship for the Broadwell College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University. They will include topics such as credit scores, budgets, cash flow, inventory, and financing. Upcoming sessions include: “Financial Literacy Basics,” Aug. 17, and “Preparing for Financing,” Aug. 31 and Sept. 14. faybiz.com/events
• Children’s Business Fair, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, parking lot across from Yarborough’s Ice Cream, Sanford. Young entrepreneurs create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at a one-day marketplace. Sponsored by Sanford Area Growth Alliance Chamber of Commerce. Free. childrensbusinessfair.org/sanford-chamber or Meg Moss, 919-775-7341, Extension 1502, or [email protected]
• Online speed networking: The Fayetteville Greater Chamber offers online speed networking at 1 and 2 p.m. Thursday. Each session can accommodate 10 businesses. To learn more or join, email [email protected] with your name and company and you will be assigned a date and time slot.
• The Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center offers a variety of free seminars and webinars. For a list or to learn how to register, go to ow.ly/4eYw50yAjH7.
• Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center has implemented the Central Carolina Recovery Program for small businesses in Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes virtual consulting in areas such as online sales, social media, business startup, marketing, training platforms, technology and legal assistance, and complying with SBA funding requirements. Apply at cccc.edu/u/ccrp or email [email protected]
• “Business Development Opportunities Through U.S. SBA Contracting Programs of 8a and HUB Zone”: 6-7:30 p.m., online. Fayetteville Technical Community College Small Business Center. Register online at ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75200.
• “How to Get More Clients From Your Website Without Spending a Fortune or Pulling All-Nighters”: 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 9, online. Cathy Goodwin, a copywriter and marketing strategist based in Philadelphia, will review three websites from volunteers in the community and explain the four essential pages small businesses need, the key components of each page, and the way to avoid the biggest mistakes many business owners make on their websites. Hosted by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center. Free. ow.ly/4eYw50yAjH7
• “How to Write a Business Plan”: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14, online. Learn to turn ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Topics include marketing, operations and finance. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners. Hosted by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center. Free. ow.ly/4eYw50yAjH7