Seminar teaches ‘secrets’ to creating and maintaining a small business


By Wylie D. Bell - For the Daily Journal



Contributed photo Professional business coach Debra Morman will serve as facilitator of the NC REAL series being held this fall through Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center.


HAMLET – Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center will once again present the N.C. Rural Entrepreneurship Action Learning series this fall beginning Sept. 6.

The NC REAL series includes five business seminars with topics ranging from self-assessment, business ideas, steps to writing a business plan, site feasibility, legal structure, marketing, business financials and much more. Attend four or the five seminars to earn the NC REAL Business Planning Certificate.

The seminars in the series will teach you decision-making and problem-solving skills under real world business pressure and what it takes to create a successful business. Other topics include getting financing and pricing your product or service. Guest presenters such as Amanda Sorrells, assistant director of the NC Rural Center, will provide information as it relates to financing, taxes and more.

“It is the goal of the Small Business Center to provide all of the tools needed to assist you in starting or growing your small business,” Small Business Center Director Deborah Hardison said. “NC REAL is an essential item to have in your tool box.”

These series will be facilitated by professional business coach Debra Morman, who has 10 years of experience. She is a graduate of DeVry University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business and technical management with a concentration in entrepreneurship. She is also a graduate of E-Source Academy, an intense and rigorous training program on coaching, franchising and self-employment. She is a certified franchise consultant with International Franchise Professional Group and a graduate of the NC REAL Institute, as well as a licensed facilitator of the course.

Seminar dates are Sept. 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20.

All seminars will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cole Auditorium located on the main campus of Richmond Community College in Hamlet. Registration for the seminar may be completed online at tiny.cc/sbcseminars, or by contacting Hardison at [email protected] or (910) 410-1687. Advance registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Wylie D. Bell is director of marketing and communications for Richmond Community College.

Contributed photo Professional business coach Debra Morman will serve as facilitator of the NC REAL series being held this fall through Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center.
http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Debra-Morman.jpgContributed photo Professional business coach Debra Morman will serve as facilitator of the NC REAL series being held this fall through Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center.

By Wylie D. Bell

For the Daily Journal

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