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Lee

Please check each individual seminar to see its location and registration information. Attend any 5 seminars with the Core Business Seminar (CBS) designation, and you will receive an Entrepreneurial Foundation Certificate.

Call 919-718-7544 to pre-register or for more information about Lee seminars.

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

    Feb
    15

    Ice House (Small Business Edition) is designed to empower learners by exposing them to entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in entrepreneurial experiences that will enable them to develop creativity and critical thinking, effective problem solving, communication, teamwork, and other entrepreneurial skills, skills that will enable them to succeed regardless of their chosen path. Upon completion of the program, participants will: Understand and experience the process that enables entrepreneurs with limited resources to identify, evaluate, and transform a simple idea into a sustainable success Develop and hone entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills Identify and overcome the self-limiting beliefs that may keep them tethered to ineffective ways of thinking and acting Identify and interact with local entrepreneurs who can provide critical guidance and ongoing support

    • Start • End Date: 02/15/2024 • 03/21/2024
    • Day: Th
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Katie Gailes
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location:
  • RISE (Real Investment in Sanford Entrepreneurs)

    Feb
    26

    This nine-class program will introduce entrepreneurs and existing business owners to the concepts and practices that will give interested individuals the tools necessary for business success. The evening classes will be held in Sanford and will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. At the end of the program, each participant should have produced a basic small business plan, and will have the opportunity to present their plan and business concept to a team of business professionals. All attendees must apply online. Classes are free, but participants must be pre-registered and approved to be guaranteed a space. Class size is limited to twelve individuals. The RISE Program is an entrepreneur-development program presented by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, Downtown Sanford Inc., and the Sanford Area Growth Alliance - Chamber of Commerce

    • Start • End Date: 02/26/2024 • 03/27/2024
    • Day: M, W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor:
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location:
  • Digital Marketing for Small Business Owners (Part 1)

    May
    22

    Digital Marketing for Small Business Owners Certification Program (Must attend all 6 sessions for certification) Dates: May 22, May 29, June 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, and June 26. Time: 6;00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: May 22 (Dennis Wicker Civic Center, Sanford), May 29 (online), June 5 (online), June 12 (online), June 19 (online), June 26 (Dennis Wicker Civic Center, Sanford) Session 1 - Sharpen Who Your Best Customers Are This kick-off session will be available in person only. This will be an engaging start to the 6 series Digital Marketing Certificate program. To gain the greatest success in Digital Marketing and Social media, you must start by answering the question: What is your unique offering? Who is the best person that needs your product or services? What is your competition? This training will help you sharpen your perspective on those topics with other small business owners on your same journey to support you. This is a participatory class, so come ready to move your business forward! Topics covered will include: Your core message brand and customer persona (Yours Only) Customer persona - Who are we speaking to (Customer) Learn from your competition online (Market Research) Must Attend all 6 Sessions for Certification

    • Start • End Date: 05/22/2024 • 05/22/2024
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Martin Brossman
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111
  • Digital Marketing for Small Business Owners (Part 6)

    Jun
    26

    Session 6 - Digital Ads, Email Marketing, and Customer Retention This final session will celebrate those who have completed the Digital Marketing Certificate series. Now that you have a solid web game and are seeing good tracking in your online presence, what is next? We will cover the fundamentals of paid ads and how to start without losing your shirt. We also will include how to build up your ground game with the right Relationship Marketing strategy that increases the enduring strength of sincere person-to-person connections Topics covered will include: Paid Ads,Facebook paid and Google ads,and relationship marketing.

    • Start • End Date: 06/26/2024 • 06/26/2024
    • Day: W
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Instructor: Martin Brossman
    • Location Code: DWCC (Dennis Wicker Civic Center)
    • Building Location: 111