Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free business seminars at the Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Smithfield. To register for a seminar, call 919-209-2591, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit johnstoncc.edu/sbcregistration.aspx.• 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business – 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. The seminar will provide an overview of the steps needed to get a business started.
• N.C. Taxes for the Small Business – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Learn about the organizational structure and the necessary tax forms and reporting requirements for each business structure.
• Business Structure 101 – 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. This seminar will review the various structures a business can take, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the basic steps needed to start each type.
• Networking 101 for the Small Business – 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. A networking expert will introduce the art of positive networking.
• Business of Being an Artist – 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 1. The seminar will answer questions about how to manage an art-based business.
Luncheon in Clayton
The Clayton Women in Networking will meet at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Wagner House on Main Street in downtown Clayton. The luncheon is $10.50 in advance or $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, email Kay Scott at email@example.com.
Johnston Community College has scheduled the following computer classes for businesses. All will meet at the Workforce Development Center, 135 Bestwood Drive, Clayton. To register, call 919-209-2591 or visit johnstoncc.edu.• Access Level I – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, March 6-7. Learn the basic of computer databases. The fee is $71.
• Access Level II – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday March 27-28. The class will build on the foundations learned in Access Level I. The fee is $71.
• Access Level III – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, April 10-11. The fee is $71.
• Excel Level II – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13-14. This is the second in a series of three classes in how to use Microsoft Excel effectively. Prerequisite: Excel I or strong experience in basic Excel. The fee is $71.
• Excel Level III – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, April 3-4. The fee is $71.
• Foundations in Entrepreneurship – 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 27 through May 15. The course is designed for those students with an active goal of starting a small business. The fee is $125.
• Managing a Nonprofit Business – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12 through March 19. The fee is $70.
• PowerPoint Level I – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, April 24-25. Topics include creating basic PowerPoint slides; working with drawing tools and clip art; creating organization charts and data graphs; using templates and masters; and presentation options. The fee is $71.
• Quickbooks 2012 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Learn how to create accurate and timely financial reports. The fee is $125.
• Word Level II – 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21. Topics include tables, columns, graphics, styles, mail merges, macros and templates. Prerequisite: Word Level I or strong experience using MS Word. The registration fee is $71.
• Notary public classes – 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18, at the Cleveland Center; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Benson Conference Center; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Workforce Development Center; 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 3-4, at the Kenly Center; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Workforce Development Center; 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25, on the JCC main campus in Smithfield; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Workforce Development Center. The cost is $99 and includes the book.
Bank earnings up
KS Bancorp, parent company of KS Bank, has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $153,000, or 12 cents a share. A year ago, quarterly earnings were $126,000, or 10 cents a share.
For the year ended Dec. 21, income was $788,000, or 60 cents a share. The year before, income was $531,000, or 41 cents a share.