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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 and the Small Business & Technology Development Center at ECU offers free seminars about business. Even though workshops are free, pre-registration is necessary.

Check out the full schedule here for Pitt Community College's Small Business Center. 


Creating your Online Marketing Strategy

Thursday, February 24 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Virtual
Web sites, 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 on-line tools to work smarter not harder.

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How to Start a Business

Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Virtual
Join us to learn the key basics to bring your business Idea to life! We will discuss the startup process, financing, legal issues, licensing, and more. We will also introduce you to the resources available to help you successfully start your business.
Unable to attend this date, check out the full schedule for other offerings.

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Writing a Business Plan

Thursday, March 3 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Virtual
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.
Unable to attend this date, check out the full schedule for other offerings.

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Funding Your Business

Tuesday, April 12 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Virtual
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.

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Taking the Leap, offered by ECU

For more information about these events, please see the attached flyer or contact the SBTDC at East Carolina University at ecu@sbtdc.org or (252) 737-1385.

Kickstart your Business in 4 weeks

In this FREE four week long cohort, participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running the finances of a business, and marketing a business. You'll work with mentors and peers in fun breakout activities designed to help strengthen your business ideas and prepare you for success!

Session 1: February 1 - 22, 2022
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Workshops will be held online.

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Session 2: April 5 - 26, 2022
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Workshops will be held in person.

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Session 3: June 7 - 28, 2022
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Workshops will be held online.

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Session 4: September 13 - October 4, 2022 
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Workshops will be held in person.

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