The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free seminars. To register, call 919-209-2224 or 919-209-2015, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to johnstoncc.edu/continuing-education/small-business-center.aspx.
How to Increase Your Credit Score to Over 740 Points – Prepare for a Bank Business Loan – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
One-Page Marketing Plan for Business Owners – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Tax Implications for Starting a Small Business – 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Federal Taxes for a Small Business – 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.
The Basics of Business Banking: Getting Your Small Business Started– 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.
Business Structures 101 – 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. This seminar will review the various structures a business can take – sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, etc. – and the advantages and disadvantages of each one.
Growing Your Small Business with Social Media – the New Competitive Advantage – 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.
10 Steps to Starting Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Chamber lines up a busy fall
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce has a lot in store for its members over the next few weeks.
Its next Business After Hours is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, the Holiday Express Inn & Suites, 109 S. Equity Drive, Smithfield. Admission is free.
The chamber will hold its 2016 Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Booth spaces are $250 for chamber members and $350 for nonmembers. To reserve a space, call Kelly Wallace at 919-934-9166 or email her at email@example.com.
The chamber will hold its annual planning retreat from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Sleep Inn & Suites, 270 N. Equity Drive, Smithfield.
Assisted-living center has new management
Affinity Living Group has acquired management of Oakview Commons in Four Oaks and given the assisted living community a new name, Four Oaks Senior Living.
The new managers plan upgrades to staff, services, amenities, technology and the memory-care area.
For more information, go to www.affinitylivinggroup.com.