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15 Common Mistakes That Will Undermine Any Business

We have all heard the old saying "learn from other’s mistakes." The presenter, Bob Moore, created this seminar from experiences owning his own businesses and working for medium and large domestic and international corporations. Opening and operating a small business normally involves a great deal of time and a substantial financial investment. During this seminar, you will learn the fifteen most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs and many corporations that ultimately undermine the business. Regardless of whether you are opening or operating a business or the size of your company, this seminar will prove to be invaluable in helping you form a legal, profitable, and growing business. Make a solid investment in the future survival of your business by planning to attend this informative seminar!

Course Code: SBC 3601 02U
Dates/Days: May, 20, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? (3 Hrs)

This seminar is a hands-on way to learn more about entrepreneurship. It encourages participants to think like an entrepreneur while learning about small business management. By the end of the seminar, each participant will have analyzed their reasons for considering entrepreneurship and will have assessed their capabilities to successfully create a business.

Course Code: SBC 3601 05U
Dates/Days: June, 07, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free

Business Side of a Faith Based Organization (3 Hrs)

Learn the proper business structure, board organization, volunteer management, business tips, plus more…

Course Code: SBC 3601 20P
Dates/Days: May, 13, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: FREE

Creating a Winning Business Plan

Mike Collins, The Perfect Workday Co., Presenter
Whether you have a service business, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing you need a plan. In fact, if you try to borrow money for a business the first question asked by the lender will be, “Do you have a business plan?” This seminar will help you get started with creating a business plan that fits your business. Topics include: how to easily create a simple business plan; how to create a full-length plan that can guide your business; which parts of the plan must be done in specific ways; which parts of the plan bankers focus on; how to create the important marketing segment of the plan; and what the plan must look like. If you think the time is right for you to start a business—you’re right! Mike Collins is one of the most frequently featured business seminar presenters in the Southeastern United States. He is the author of four books and hundreds of business articles in publications such as Newsweek, American Banker, BUSINESS: North Carolina and Triangle Business Journal.

Course Code: SBC 3601 03U
Dates/Days: May, 29, 2014 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free

Developing a Lifelong Trade (DALT)

The DALT program provides career opportunities for young adults while simultaneously providing an additional avenue of hiring to meet the needs of local business and industry employers. DALT will enhance existing partnerships with local employers, the schools system, and community agencies by focusing on the manufacturing/ distribution/ assembly needs and opportunities. Participants in the DALT program will receive training in problem solving, communication, interviewing, resume writing, computer skills, and an understanding of safety, and manufacturing operations. Students must be between the ages of 18 to 30 to be eligible for this program.
Contact Vic McCormick at (919) 209-2595 for additional information regarding this course.

Course Code: MNT 3111 02F
Dates/Days: June, 16, 2014 - September, 10, 2014 (M/T/W/Th)
Course Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free (Funded by the NC Back-to-Work grant)

Course Code: MNT 3111 03F
Dates/Days: September, 15, 2014 - December, 09, 2014 (M/T/W/Th)
Course Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free (Funded by the NC Back-to-Work grant)

Electronic Notarization (4 hrs)

This 4-hour course is designed to instruct existing N.C. Notaries Public in the new legislative procedure required to perform electronic notarial acts. In order to qualify for electronic notarization certification, you must hold a valid commission as an N.C. Notary Public. Please bring your notary number and a valid (government-issued) picture identification to class.
For NC Secretary of State Electronic Notarization requirements, copy and paste the following url address into your browser: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/enotary/thepage.aspx.
Class participants must be in class at the publicized start time and will NOT be allowed to enter late.

The Workforce Development Center is located at 135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton, NC 27520.
For directions to the Workforce Development Center, copy and paste the following url address into your browser: http://www.johnstoncc.edu/workforcedevelopmentcenter.aspx

Course Code: MLS 3874 10P
Dates/Days: April, 25, 2014 (F)
Course Times: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70
Book: No Book Fee, Book is included in course cost and available at class.

Course Code: MLS 3874 06F
Dates/Days: September, 05, 2014 (F)
Course Times: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70
Book: No Book Fee, Book is included in course cost and available at class.

Excel Level I (6 Hrs)

Microsoft Excel Level I is the first in a series of five courses designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Excel as a tool to assist them in storing and analyzing numeric data. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a basic workbook. It also shows participants how to develop a worksheet in a quick and accurate way, saving time and preventing headaches. Prerequisite: Knowledge of PCs and the Windows environment.
Holly Basso, Corporate Training, Lead Instructor

Course Code: CAS 3120 101U
Dates/Days: June, 10, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $71 (Includes Technology Fee)

Course Code: CAS 3120 101F
Dates/Days: October, 07, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $71 (Includes Technology Fee)

Fearless Hair Color Correction//Build New Business with Ease (SS*)

Fearless Hair Color Correction
Class Objective: Upon completion, the stylist will be able to approach any hair color correction situation with an easy step-by-step process. Topics covered include: removal of ash tones, neutralizing brassiness, removal of artificial dark tones, as well as easy steps to tint-back blonde hair to brunette.
Build New Business with Ease
Class Objective: Upon completion, the stylist will have the knowledge and support needed to retain current clients and add new clients to their clientele base. There will also be demonstrations of highlighting techniques. Topics covered include: Retaining clients, promotions and events to entice new clients as well as demonstrations of Balayage, Ombre, Hair Melting, Marbling hair color and Lacing.

Course Code: SEF 3001 45P
Dates/Days: May, 12, 2014 (M)
Course Times: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $65

Financing Your Small Business (3 Hrs)

Are you exploring financial options for starting or maintaining a small business? If so, this is a seminar that you don’t want to miss! Learn from a lender important information on what it takes to get funding for your business. Topics to be explored include the importance of a strong business plan, lender financing options, SBA loan processes, and tips for grant research and writing. This seminar is a must for the savvy business owner!

Course Code: SBC 3601 07U
Dates/Days: June, 24, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free

Grant Writing 102 (3 Hrs)

Gain more knowledge for writing grant proposals for non-profit organizations. This seminar expresses the technical side of writing a grant. PRE-REQUISITE: Grant Writing 101.

Course Code: SBC 3601 18P
Dates/Days: April, 22, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: FREE

How to Sell to the Government (2 Hrs)

Find out how to sign up to sell your merchandise and services to the Federal government and military. Increase your business with government contracts.

Course Code: SBC 3601 19P
Dates/Days: April, 30, 2014 (W)
Course Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: FREE

Human Services Certificate

This course provides the information and strategies necessary to develop a clear understanding of the knowledge required to be successful within an entry-level position in the field of human services. Topics include the history of human services, diverse populations, ethical standards, communication, technology, career exploration and goal setting.

Course Code: MLS 3012 01U
Dates/Days: May, 19, 2014 - July, 07, 2014 (M/W)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $125
Note: Holiday 5/26/14

Course Code: MLS 3012 01F
Dates/Days: September, 09, 2014 - October, 23, 2014 (T/Th)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $125

Job Searching Using Technology (45 Hrs)

This course is designed to enhance the job seeker’s ability to use technology in the job search process. The instruction presented in this class will focus on assessing one’s technology literacy, developing a basic understanding and development of moderate computer skills, using technology in implementing job search strategies, using technology in creating employment related documents and understanding the impact of social networking on employment.
This class is part of the Human Resources Development (HRD) program. HRD courses may be fee-waived if financial eligibility requirements are met (unemployed, underemployed, received notice of a layoff). Eligibility will be determined the first night of class.

Course Code: HRD 3005 05F
Dates/Days: September, 29, 2014 - October, 09, 2014 (M/T/W/Th/F)
Course Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $125*

Making the Most of Your Job Skills! – 24 Hours

Individuals will set goals and a training plan in order to achieve their Career Readiness Certificate. Instruction is designed to be self-paced, self-designed using KeyTrain, a computer-based program that teaches the skills employers most want. An instructor will be available for assistance and guidance with employability skills. *Class fee may be waived if financial eligibility requirements are met (unemployed, underemployed, received notice of a layoff).

Course Code: HRD 3002 01F
Dates/Days: September, 09, 2014 - October, 02, 2014 (T/Th)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70

Notary Public (6 hrs)

This-six hour class is required for people who wish to apply through the NC Secretary of State’s Office to become commissioned. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 students will be accepted. Participants must present a valid picture ID prior to entering class. Attendees must have a GED or Diploma in order to obtain a Notary commission and be at least 18 years of age. Due to mandated course hour requirements, participants arriving 20 minutes late will not be permitted into the class. Please take notice of the location of the class.REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, Tenth Edition, 2006, ISBN 978-1-56011-480-2 is available at the JCC Bookstore. (Prepaid registration and book are required.)

If your Notary is expired for less than a year, you can go to NC Secretary of State’s Notary website to obtain your reappointment online. http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary/

Course Code: MLS 3874 09P
Dates/Days: April, 25, 2014 (F)
Course Times: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70 plus $29 book fee
Book: Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, Tenth Edition, 2006, ISBN 978-1-56011-480-2 is available at the JCC Bookstore

Course Code: MLS 3874 11P
Dates/Days: May, 15, 2014 (Th)
Course Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70 plus book

Course Code: MLS 3874 01F
Dates/Days: August, 15, 2014 (F)
Course Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70 plus book

Course Code: MLS 3874 05F
Dates/Days: December, 12, 2014 (F)
Course Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70 plus book

PowerPoint Level I

Make some eyeballs pop! This course is designed for individuals who need to put together effective, persuasive, graphic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. The topics this course will cover include getting started, creating the basic PowerPoint slides, working with drawing tools, Clip Art and WordArt, creating organization charts and data graphs, using templates and masters, and presentation options.

Course Code: CAS 3050 104P
Dates/Days: April, 24, 2014 - April, 25, 2014 (Th/F)
Course Times: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $71 (Includes $1 Technology Fee)

Pre-Licensing for N.C. Residential /General Contractors

Would you like to be your own boss and build homes?
This class prepares students to sit for the residential and/or general contractor’s licensing exam. Emphasis will be on the types of questions found on the exam. Contact Paul Finks at 209-2595 for additional information.

Course Code: RLS 3700 02F
Dates/Days: May, 12, 2014 - August, 13, 2014 (M/W)
Course Times: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center 2024B
Registration Fee: $180 plus book

Course Code: RLS 3700 03F
Dates/Days: September, 08, 2014 - December, 10, 2014 (M/W)
Course Times: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center 2024B
Registration Fee: $180 plus book

Publisher I (6 Hours)

Discover Publisher and how you can use it to create marketing materials designed to fit your needs. Learn how to create professional documents that enhance your image, advertise your services and take your business communication to the next level. Kathleen Healy Schmieder has been an instructor at Blue Ridge Community College since 2003 teaching courses for Continuing Education and Workforce Development in Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook. A one-hour lunch is included.

Course Code: CAS 3120 105P
Dates/Days: April, 29, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $71 (Includes Technology Fee)

Course Code: CAS 3120 102F
Dates/Days: September, 16, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $71 (Includes Technology Fee)

Resume Writing for Job Seekers (9 Hrs)

In this class you will learn how to create a successful resume for your next employment and how to complete an online application and attach a resume to the file. You will learn interviewing skills needed for your next job interview. Bring your experience, educational history and reference contact information.
* Class fee may be waived if financial eligibility requirements are met (unemployed, underemployed, received notice of a layoff).

Course Code: HRD 3001 02U
Dates/Days: August, 11, 2014 - August, 13, 2014 (M/T/W)
Course Times: 9:00 am - noon
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70*

Skills for a New Career (12 Hrs)

Can you sell yourself to potential employers? Build your self-confidence, and learn how to network and professionalism in the workplace. This class will introduce social networking, online applications, and include a self-assessment.
*Class fee may be waived if financial eligibility requirements are met (unemployed, underemployed, received notice of a layoff).

Course Code: HRD 3001 03U
Dates/Days: June, 02, 2014 - June, 05, 2014 (M/T/W/Th)
Course Times: 9:00 am - noon
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $70*

The Best Small Business To Start Right Now (3 Hrs)

This might be the best time in decades to start a business. Competitors are hard-hit, resources are cheaper, and good people aren’t hard to find. What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would a business bring in extra income or provide a job? This seminar can help you answer the following questions:

• How to create a business idea that fits you
• Businesses you can start for under $100
• “Hot” businesses that will grow in coming years. The program will list over 30 types of businesses with growth potential.
• 5 easy-to-use steps to starting a business.

If you think the time is right for you to start a business—you’re right! This program will help you get started in the right way. The program presenter will be Mike Collins, president of The Perfect Workday Company. Collins is one of the most frequently featured business seminar presenters in the Southeastern United States. He is the author of four books and hundreds of business articles in publications such as Newsweek, American Banker, BUSINESS: North Carolina and Triangle Business Journal.

Course Code: SBC 3601 06U
Dates/Days: June, 09, 2014 (M)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: Free

Wastewater Treatment Operator I & II (60 hrs.)

This course is designed to provide the individual with a general knowledge of the operation of wastewater treatment systems. The course will provide the individual with knowledge of the laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment systems operation, equipment usually employed in such plants, and the ability to describe the general maintenance requirements for such equipment.

This course is designed to assist the individual in preparation for the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOCC) Examination.

Course Code: WAT 3100 01P
Dates/Days: January, 30, 2014 - May, 08, 2014 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $180

Course Code: WAT 3100 01F
Dates/Days: August, 21, 2014 - December, 04, 2014 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: $180 plus book

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