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October 5, 2015
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Debby Scherer, Entrepreneur
Treasured Jewels was created in July 2013 with the encouragement of Scherer’s husband, John and Judy Cairns, her close friend.  Debuting a private showing in her home in December 2013, Scherer’s love for the arts and crafts circuit and her love for craft shows and fairs, was ignited.
“I began beading in 2007 while living in South Africa and continued after my return to the states in 2010. In 2013, at the urging of my husband and a good friend, I began entering craft festivals to showcase my  jewelry creations. I have developed a website and am in the process of building an Etsy shop for on-line sales.
In 2014, when I decided to turn my consuming hobby into a home based business, I turned to the  The Thomas Family Center at UNCP and the Small Business Center at SCC for guidance on building a sound business from the ground up. They have helped in so much in knowing what’s involved in starting a business to bookkeeping and marketing strategies. I continue learning and growing as they are there to help me in the process.”
CONGRATULATIONS DEBBY AND TREASURED JEWELS!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Covers the working knowledge of basic accounting skills needed for a small business. Learn about cash flow, income statements and balance sheets.  Read more.

MANAGEMENT SERIES BEGINS
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Learn to focus on high payoff activities, eliminate time wasting behavior and bypass procrastination when managing your small business.  Read more.

AGRIBUSINESS SERIES – NEW!
Food Systems Business – Meeting Today’s Need     Register

Location: Southern Pines Train Depot
Thursday, October 08, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Present business opportunities in sustainable food system agriculture/farming ventures can be limitless. Get in touch with your inner Entrepreneur… discover the possibilities in Sustainable Food and Farming Systems.  Read more.

Thursday, October 08, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
When does music become a business? Learn a step by step process for DBA’s, legal structure and staying on top of marketing trends.  Read more.

On Demand, available until December 31
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge!  Read more.

Networking Opportunities
Small Business Network Lunch
Tuesday, October 6, 2015  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Pine Crest Inn
10 Knoll Road
Pinehurst, NC  28387

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