| The Fayetteville Observer
Webinars, workshops and opportunities for businesses
• 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 “Understanding Where the Money Goes,” Monday and Sept. 28. faybiz.com/events
• Hope Mills Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30, online. www.gotomeet.me/hmacc or 646-749-3122, access code 173-457-989.
• “WBCFay Launchpad”: 6 p.m. Tuesday, online. Tips on how to start a business and resources available through the Women’s Business Center and Center for Economic Empowerment and Development. Topics include startup costs and planning. faybiz.com/events
• “The Best Small Business to Start Right Now”: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 2-3 p.m. Sept. 29, online. Facilitated by Robeson Community College Small Business Center. Mike Collins covers topics that include how to create a business idea, businesses you can start for under $100, and “hot” businesses that will grow in coming years. Free. robeson.edu/sbc/
• “Understanding Your Market and Customers”: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29, online. Facilitated by Robeson Community College Small Business Center. Free. robeson.edu/sbc/
• Spouses in Military Conference & Expo: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5, online. Military spouses can visit display booths of local businesses and retailers to learn about their products and services. Coupons, free samples and giveaways. Also, nonprofit organizations for education, social services, health care and workforce development will participate. Motivational speakers. Free for active-duty spouses. Registration required. faybiz.com/events or Kia McMillan, 910-483-8133
• 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, ext. 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. faybiz.com/events
• 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]