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How to Start a Small Business in N.C.

*Are You Ready to Start a Business.

*Types of Business Structures.

*Is Your Business Name Available

  Locally and/or Nationally.

*How to create an LLC.

*How to create a DBA.

*How to create a Sole Proprietorship.

*What Type of Business is Best, 

  Brick & Mortar or eCommerce.

*State Business Tax Registration.

*How to Acquire Your Business

  License & EIN.

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How to write a Business Plan

A business plan is a document that outlines your business’s financial goals and explains how you’ll achieve them. A strong, detailed plan will provide a road map for the business’s success! Nearly 70% of successful business owners recommend writing a business plan before you start a business, and yet, more than 10% of prospective business owners said they do not intend to write a business plan. Another 10% aren’t sure if they need a plan at all.

It’s more than the old cliché: A failure to plan is a plan to fail. In fact, a wealth of data now exists on the difference a written business plan makes, especially for small or growing companies. When done right, business plans have enormous payoffs. Let me show you how!!!

 

1.      Write an executive summary                          5. Do your market research

2.      Describe your company                                   6. Outline your marketing & sales plan

3.      State your business goals                               7. Perform a business financial plan

4.      Describe your products and services        8. Make financial projections

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       Do I need an Online eCommerce Presence?

We will explore the features of well-known e-commerce sites to help you decide, should I do an eBay Store or Amazon, and if your the creative type, should I just do Etsy or create your own website on Shopify as an online store.

  • One way to expand your small business is to sell products online.

  • Developing a revenue stream from online sales is an easy way for small businesses to increase their profits.

  • Learn what sites work best to sell your product or service.

  At the end of this session, you will be able to understand whether:

  1. Why you need to sell online and what are the risks and rewards, the Pros and Cons.

  2. Have an understanding of your online store options such as an eBay Store, Amazon web store, Shopify website, Etsy Shop, or your own website.

  3. Understand the differences between platforms and determine what is right for your business.

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Turn Your Passion Into A Business on Etsy!!!!!

 

Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With more than 95 million active buyers, there’s no better place to launch your own creative small business. In fact, sellers took home over 13 billion in sales in 2023 alone.

 Attend this class to learn how to sell your art work, jewelry, crafts, and vintage items in this easy fast paced class!!!! See just how easy it is to Grow Your Brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional SEO tools. Learn how to register and start selling on Etsy. Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop banner. Escape the 9-5 grind and focus on your passion. You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online.

Successful Sales on Amazon

Want Your Product to be an Amazon Prime Item?

Amazon is the leading e-commerce website in the United States with more than $575 billion dollars in 2023 sales. Amazon has more than 350 million active customer accounts worldwide.

In this fast paced class you’ll learn How the secrets of Amazon's Search Algorithm, how to register & choose the account that fits your business goals, and list items on Amazon to maximize your profitability. You’ll learn how to ship your items or let Amazon ship them for you with "Fulfillment by Amazon" (FBA) shipping services. Learn how to make the most money with every sale. Amazon is the fastest way to start selling online. Sell just a few items and pay no monthly fee with the Individual plan or choose the Small Business subscription for unlimited selling.

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 Starting Your Business on eBay: 

The Basics of Selling on eBay

A great seminar for the “beginner”, small business owner, or the entrepreneur wanting to make eBay a primary business tool.  During this fast-paced session, learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments, and shipping.  Topics will include eBay appraisals and research, registering on eBay and starting a seller’s account, choosing formats & categories, writing descriptions that sell, submitting photos, feedback, starting up and using a PayPal account, shipping tips and pricing philosophies that will make you an eBay Top Rated Seller!!

 

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Facebook Shops     &     Facebook Marketplace

                  Sell on the World's Largest Social Media Website for Free

If you want to be successful, you can’t just post on your Facebook page anymore, you have to post where the customers are shopping. So where are they?

                                  Facebook Marketplace & Facebook Shops

 

Facebook has more than 1.1 billion people logging in daily to spend an average of 1 hour on the platform, but only 15% say they are shopping. If you sell products online and you don’t have a Facebook Shop or you have a local presence but not using Facebook Marketplace, you’re missing a huge opportunity. Let me show you Why you should use Facebook Shops & Marketplace.

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How to Quickly Create a Wix Website That Shines!

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Let the Wix "ADI" Build Your Website for You!

Wix is the world’s most popular website design platform. It serves over 200 million people in 190 countries, and has 45,000 new sign-ups every day.

My step-by-step guide will empower you to express yourself and build your online presence no matter what type of entrepreneur you are. You’ll find specialized features to create a professional website and manage your business with Wix. Let me show you how to use Wix and its super easy “Drag and drop” method or let Wix build the website of your dreams for you with their "Artificial Design Intelligence" feature. So if you’re wondering how to create a Wix website that’ll impress every visitor, this is the webinar for you.

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Finding the Perfect Product

How to Find Merchandise to Sell Online

The most asked question I get as an eCommerce guru is “where do you get the stuff you sell online”. That’s the million dollar question isn’t it? In this fast paced class you will learn my secrets to sourcing merchandise to sell online in many different ways and learn my secrets of Supply & Demand. I will also show you how to research products to find the Best Selling items.

  • Wholesale

  • Drop Shippers

  • Foreign Sources

  • Liquidation

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How to Find Your Customers Using Social Media

My Free or Nearly Free Online Marketing Class

Advertising on the Cheap!!!

Customers are the key to building a successful business and your online reputation is crucial for finding customers. This fast paced class teaches you where and how to find your customers. In this class you will learn how to get a free Online Reputation report. Learn which SEO keywords your competitors are using for free. We will briefly compare the more current methods of social media marketing. You will quickly learn how to find, motivate, and keep consumers coming to your business. Discover the variety of Free market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers.

  • Facebook Giveaways                                                                      

  • LinkedIn

  • Facebook Boosts                                                                                                                                                           

  • Facebook Marketplace

  • Pinterest

  • Youtube

  • Facebook Yard Sales

  • Survey Monkey

  • Instagram

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How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Did you know that LinkedIn has surpassed Facebook as the preferred place for providing small business content? With over 1.2 billion users you can’t afford to ignore this powerful eCommerce tool.

In this seminar, you will learn how to create a compelling “Online Presence” that will attract customers to you. You will learn the most important things to do on LinkedIn so that you can be found. We will discuss how to position yourself as an expert and how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn.

  • Create a LinkedIn profile that stands out and positions you as an expert.

  • How to get 500 connections and expand your network.

  • Harnessing LinkedIn groups to grow your visibility and establish your expertise.

  • Build your personal plan to quickly get result with LinkedIn in only 15 minutes, 2 days a week.

LinkedIn can be a tremendously powerful tool to grow your small business and finally get noticed.

55% of Pinterest Users are Looking for Something to Buy!!!

Pinterest is Evergreen Advertising!!!

Looking for a free, powerful tool to quickly attract clients, market your small business, and grow your brand? In this free seminar you will learn everything you need to know about harnessing the power of Pinterest and attract new loyal customers.

Are you busy? This course shows you everything you need to get results from Pinterest (without spending TONS of time on it). Pinterest is an easy, visual way to get your product in front of your customers and drive traffic to your website.

What You will Learn

  • Understand what Pinterest is and how people use it as a Free Referral tool

  • Create a plan to effectively and strategically use Pinterest for your business marketing

  • Increase website traffic and sales by optimizing your content for Pinterest

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This course will help you master Instagram marketing strategy, which will help you grow your business at a rapid pace and gain thousands of the right kind of followers.

You will learn how to:

Convert Instagram followers into paying customers

Generate sales with Instagram Shopping & Instagram Checkout

Secrets of hashtagging your post and stories revealed

Go Live on Instagram!!!!

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