Greetings! From the Institute for Entrepreneurship

Thinking about starting your own business? Or maybe you are an existing business owner seeking to boost your creativity and grow your entrepreneurial skills?

Whether you want to start, improve, or grow your business the Institute for Entrepreneurship is here to help you seek out new business opportunities, face challenges, and establish your business goals.

The fall session begins on August 16th. Now is the is the time to check our fall schedule, decide on what training best fits your business needs, and to take a moment to call to reserve a seat at 704-330-4223.

Hurry time is running out for courses that begin in this month like the Getting To the Core of Business: Strategic Development Program, and our New Ventures Certificate Program.

Featured offerings beginning in September are highlighted below.
How to Start and Operate a Business SBX7301
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Are you dreaming of opening your own business?

There are many elements to consider when launching a venture including legalities, startup costs, financial needs, taxation and insurance needs. Discover how you can be one of the thousands of successful small business owners in the country by learning the key elements that will ensure your success. Cost: $189

Date: 9/7/2010 - 9/30/2010
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Register: 704-330-4223

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From Grant Writing to Grant Seeking SBX7468

Baffled by the thought of grants and not sure where to begin?

Discover how to do the research, weigh the options, build
relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals and
submit them for funding. With step-by-step guidance you will
become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to
writing a winning proposal. Cost $99

Date: 9/8/2010 - 9/29/2010
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Register: 704-330-4223

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Income Taxes: Important Issues
for Small Business Owners SBX7450
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What are my tax responsibilities as a business owner?

Gain information and instruction about business taxes, tax benefits, and obligations connected with starting and operating a small business. Topics discussed will include reporting and record keeping requirements, payroll taxes, independent contractors, estimated taxes, choice of tax entity and business deductions. Cost: $69

Date: 9/21/2010 - 9/23/2010
Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Register: 704-330-4223

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Accounting & QuickBooks SBX 7439 & 7440

Just getting started?

Begin with "Basic Accounting with QuickBooks." Accounting is a necessity for small business owners and will help you make wise decisions about your business. Learn the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks to simplify the set
up of your bookkeeping system. Discover the basics of accounting
and understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills,
checks and invoices are entered.
Cost: $89

Date: 9/8/2010 - 9/10/2010
Days: Wednesday/Friday
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Levine Campus
Register: 704-330-4223

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Already know the basics?

Jump right in to Level I and discover everything that QuickBooks 2010 can do for you. Use this computerized program to set your company's chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. Master the fundamentals by enrolling in our QuickBooks Level I course. Cost: $169
Date: 9/15/2010 - 9/29/2010
Days: Wednesday/Friday
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Levine Campus
Register: 704-330-4223

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Featured Seminars

Nonprofit Trends SBX 7884-501
Nonprofit organizations are an integral part of today's society. Trend analysis is critical for start-up and established nonprofit organizations and helps them prepare for sustainability and growth. Stay "in the know" to plan and prepare for your nonprofit success! Free.

Date: Wednesday, September 1
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: North Campus

Start Your Business Now SBX 7525-502
What do you really need to start your own business? Much more than luck! Come listen and learn about the key business elements that are critical to your success. Free.

Date: Tuesday, September 14
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cato Campus

Choosing Your Legal Structure SBX 7812-501
Which legal structure is best for your business - sole proprietorship, S-Corporation, partnership, or LLC? Choosing the right business entity is an important step in setting up your business. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each. Free.

Date: Monday, September 20
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Institute for Entrepreneurship

The New Manager/Entrepreneur: What You Need To Know SBX 7889-501
Do you want to learn how to manage your business to maturity? Succeed by learning the key management skills needed to get to the next level. Discover the importance of managing employees, resources and the variety of new challenges you will face as your business moves through the stages of growth. Free.

Date: Monday, September 27
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Central Campus

To register for seminars please call 704-330-4223 or register online.

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