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Art Means Business

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Arts and business go hand in hand. Pitt Community College’s Small Business Center offers free seminars about business. Seminars will be held virtually. Even though workshops are free, pre-registration is necessary.

  • Go to www.ncsbc.net.
  • From here, click on "Training" in the top right corner. 
  • At Center choose “Pitt Community College Small Business Center” from the drop-down box.
  • Click on “Register” and enter your email and other requested information. Participants will receive a reminder email 60 minutes prior to each class.

Check out the full schedule here!


Writing a Marketing Plan

Tuesday, March 23
6:00pm-8:00pm
 

Learn to create a marketing plan that focuses on your goals for your business, your target markets, implementation planning and evaluation of results. You will take home an outline to prepare your plan with. FREE

Register here


E-Mail Marketing

Thursday, March 25
6:00pm-8:00pm
 

With the amount of email being delivered to your target market, it’s crucial to design an email that stands out from the rest. Make sure when your audience opens your email, they have a memorable experience and want to open again in the future! FREE

Register here


Writing a business plan

Thursday, April 8
6:00pm-8:00pm
 

Business Plans are not just for financing purposes; they are working documents to guide the future of your business. By committing your ideas to paper, you have the opportunity to prove to yourself and others the viability of your business. FREE

Register here


Financing Your Business

Thursday, April 15
6:00pm-8:00pm
 

This seminar will explore finding and securing funding for small businesses including: loans, venture and angel capital, grants, and crowdfunding. Students will learn which sources of funding are the best fit for their business and the next steps to secure funding. FREE

Register here


Creating your Online Marketing Strategy

Tuesday, April 20
6:00pm-8:00pm
 

Websites, email, and social media sites are all part of our e-commerce world. How do we maximize our use of these marketing tools? Join us to learn how to streamline your efforts for the best return. Use your online tools to work smarter not harder. FREE

Register here


Pricing your Products and services

Thursday, April 22
6:00pm-8:00pm
 

What are your customers willing to pay for your product or service? Should I be the cheapest in my market, or the most expensive? We will explore pricing strategies that will help you determine what you should charge. FREE

Register here


Taking the Leap, offered by ECU

Tuesdays, April 6-27
6:00pm-8:00pm

Learn from the experts how to transform your great idea into an operational business! In this FREE four week program, we’ll take you through the process of starting your business, including identifying potential markets, learning your customer’s needs, creating a business plan, understanding business finances, and marketing your products and services. You’ll work with mentors and peers through fun breakout activities and targeted exercises designed to sharpen your skills, strengthen your business, and prepare you to successfully take the leap! FREE

Register here