Events, workshops and opportunities for businesses
• Job fair registration: Employers are invited to participate in the 21st annual Cumberland County Department of Social Services March to Work Job Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at the Crown Expo Center, 1960 Coliseum Drive. To register a business, go to https://bit.ly/38DN3U6. For questions, call 910-677-2151 or 910-677-2222 or email robertrelyea@ccdssn c.com. The registration deadline is March 10.
• “Fundraising Basics for Nonprofits”: 6-8 p.m. online live-stream from Bladen Small Business Center. Free. 910-879-5572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• “Vision Mapping”: 5:30-7 p.m., North Regional Public Library, 855 McArthur Road. Lay out a business plan. Free. Registration required. ncceed.org or 910-323-3377
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• “Time Management for Small Business Owners”: 1:30-4:30 p.m., 102 Van Dusen Hall, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. First of four seminars presented by Mike Collins. Seats limited; register online. 910-695-3938
• Entrepreneur Academy: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Building 18, Robeson Community College, Workforce Development Center. Four seminars show small businesses how to get started, how to be properly licensed, how to be tax compliant and how to grow the business. Presented by Dennis Watts and Bob Moore. Registration required. 910-272-3631 or email@example.com
• “All in One Half-day Training”: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corp., 201 Hay St. QuickBooks Self-Employed; Instagram: Collaboration Edition; and Tips and Tools for Time Management. Snacks provided. $35. Registration required at eventbrite.com. 910-323-3377
• “How to Increase Your Credit Score”: 6-9 p.m., Building 18, Workforce Development Center, Robeson Community College. Prepare for a bank business loan. Free. 910-272-3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• “Jumpstart Orientation”: 10-11 a.m., Women’s Business Center, 230 Hay St. Information on how to start a business. $5; registration required. 910-323-3377 or ncceed.org
• “Free Yourself From Debt”: 6-9 p.m., Sampson Partners, 309 E. Main St., Clinton. Learn to control finances before you start a small business. Free. Facilitated by Sampson Community College Small Business Center. email@example.com
• SBA loan guaranty program: 6-8 p.m., 102 Van Dusen Hall, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Learn about the program and how to use it. Free. 910-695-3938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Google analytics: Noon-1 p.m., Room 207, Building 2, Bladen Community College, 7418 N.C. 41 W., Dublin. Best practices to analyze customer trends. 910-879-5572 or email@example.com
• “21st Century Management for Small Businesses”: 1:30-4:30 p.m., 102 Van Dusen Hall, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Second of four seminars presented by Mike Collins. Seats limited; register online. 910-695-3938
• Paraquat training: 6 p.m. March 12, Cumberland Cooperative Extension, 301 E. Mountain Drive. Required pesticide training for certified private applicators and licensed commercial applicators. Register at 910-321-6860.
• Relationship marketing: 2-4 p.m., 102 Van Dusen Hall, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Part 1 of a two-part series; learn to build positive relationships. Free. 910-695-3938 or firstname.lastname@example.org