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Free Small Business Center Seminars in Asheboro and Archdale Cover Marketing, Bookkeeping, Taxes, and Legal Considerations

ASHEBORO (January 27, 2014)

Randolph Community College’s Small Business Center will offer several free seminars in February to help current or future business owners with a variety of topics. The classes are scheduled in Asheboro and Archdale.
           
RCC’s Archdale Center will host the seminar, “Creative Marketing for Artists and Crafters,” on Monday, Feb. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn the top 10 marketing methods of over 25 artists—painters, sculptors, folk artists, jewelry makers, musical instrument makers, theatre artists, writers, crafters, etc.—who make their livings from their art. You’ll come away with palette of bold, bright ideas and a plan to implement them.
           
Also on Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Asheboro Campus, “Tax Planning & Reporting” will help business owners understand tax reporting responsibilities. Become familiar with tax procedures and forms that owners must file to comply with state and federal regulations for reporting business activity.
           
“Legal Considerations for Starting Your Small Business,” scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 6-9 p.m. at the Asheboro Campus, will cover topics such as comparing tax and nontax aspects of different entity choices (sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies), permits and licenses, zoning laws, providing a safe workplace for employees, contracts, professional advisors, and record keeping.
           
In “Bookkeeping Basics for Current or Future Business Owners,” participants will learn the connection between cash flow projections and the bookkeeping system created for a business, to post checks written to the monthly cash disbursement journal, to post receipts to the monthly cash receipts journal, and how good bookkeeping practices give a clear snapshot of a business’ health. The free seminar will be offered three times in February at the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus: from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6; from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Monday, Feb. 17; and from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19.
           
Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business in “QuickBooks: an Introduction for Current or Future Business Owners.” This course provides small business owners with an introduction to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts and provides easy-to-use reporting features. The seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, at the Archdale Center.
           
“Owning & Operating a Pottery Business” will be presented from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Asheboro Campus, covering what you need to know to start your own pottery business.
           
“Can by Business Idea Support Me?” will cover cash flow for small businesses. Learn how to construct realistic cash flow statements by developing good financial assumptions. This seminar will be 6-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24 at the Archdale Center.
           
To register for RCC’s Small Business Center seminars, call RCC at 336-633-0268 in Asheboro or 336-862-7980 in Archdale.
           
Randolph Community College’s Small Business Center supports the development of new business and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, and resource information and referrals. It is located at 413 Industrial Park Avenue in the RCC Continuing Education and Industrial Center. RCC’s Archdale Center is located at 110 Park Drive, inside the city of Archdale’s Creekside Park.