by Lori Williams
Pinehurst, NC — June 17 will be a big day for small business owners. The Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College, in partnership with the Moore County Chamber, has hired expert Mike Collins for the day to deliver presentations on our two most requested topics, time management and the best businesses to start now.
Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. He presents 100+ programs a year for organizations such as IBM, American Express, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center. Collins has authored four books and hundreds of business articles in publications such as Newsweek, American Banker, BUSINESS: North Carolina and Triangle Business Journal.
“It is important for the Chamber to provide valuable training to the business community. We are thrilled to partner with Sandhills Community College Small Business Center to bring Collins’ collective years of experience and training to Moore County,” said Linda Parsons, president and CEO of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce “It is wonderful to be able to tap into such a dynamic speaker for our local business community.”
The Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College is part of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). The objective of the SBCN is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners leading to job creation and retention.
“Small business owners, unfortunately, do not have the advantage of expensive corporate training. Many times they are struggling to keep the lights on,” said Lori Williams, director of the Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College. “Our training is provided free of charge with an allocation set aside by the Legislature because we realize the many obstacles associated with small business ownership. Collins presents for major corporations and is one of the few who have presented for every small business center across our state.”
“Getting It All Done” will be offered from 9 am until 12 noon in the conference room of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. “If you’re like most people you spend all day scrambling to get it all done. Here’s a bulletin: You’ll never get it all done. There aren’t enough hours in the day to complete all of your personal dreams, family commitments and work responsibilities. Everyone stresses to get it all done, says Collins, “but there is a triangle concept I want you to learn that will help with your daily tasks.”
“The Best Small Business to Start Right Now,” offered from 6 pm to 9 pm at Sandhills Community College in Van Dusen 102, will focus on three areas according to Collins. Those areas are how to create a business idea that fits you; thirty businesses with growth potential and five easy steps to get your business started. Collins adds, “If you think the time is right for you to start a business, you’re right!”
There are three ways to register for one or both of these free seminars to be held on June 17. Visit http://www.sandhills.edu/sbc and click on the Register Now picture, email Lori Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-695-3938.