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    9:45AM - 11:30 AM
    159 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, NC  28301

    9:45 AM:  Business Trends of 2019 ~  A presentation based on the White House's Business Advisory Council's list of trends and predictions to help businesses navigate 2019 successfully, presented by Diana Potts, President & CEO of The Center For Emerging Business.

    10:30 AM:  Social Media Tips for Your Small Business ~ Stick around for a webinar workshop from the Small Business Administration on Social Media Tips for Your Small Business.


    8:30AM:  Small Business Networking Breakfast ~ Small Business Networking Breakfast is a group networking experience for small businesses. It is an opportunity to network with other small business owners and establish partnerships. This exclusive event is free to Chamber members on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance is limited to 30 to maximize networking!


    12 PM:  Drive Business Results with Google Ads ~ Grab your lunch and join us during National Small Business Week to view a live stream on the fundamentals of advertising with Google Ads.  The program will explore popular campaign types and how each can help your business connect with local customers online, promote special offers, and grow brand awareness.



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  • 11 AM ~ The US Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
    • Join us as we cover economic updates, income growth, the labor market, consumer spending and more.

    12:30 PM ~ SBA Funding Programs Explained

    • This insightful webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will explain the SBA funding programs and how small businesses can benefit from them.

    2 PM ~ The Culture Imperative:  Drive Growth with Customer Obsession

    • Learn how to deliver a differentiated consumer experience to drive business growth and more. 

    3:30 PM ~ Creating Effective Online Ads

    • Discover how online ads can help your business connect to new customers, promote special offers and grow brand awareness.
  • 11 AM ~ Making Sense of Online Marketing:  A Simple Checklist for Success

    • In this session sponsored by Constant Contact, you’ll learn the foundational elements to help you get the word out about your business.

    12:30 PM ~ How to Do Business with the Federal Government

    • This webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will give you an overview of SBA small business program eligibilities and small business tools to assist in gaining access to federal procurements.

    2 PM ~ Mastering Control of Your Cash Flow

    • This informative webinar, sponsored by Square, will help you find ways to manage your business’s cash flow and access capital to help it keep running smoothly.


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  • 3:30 PM ~ Disasters Happen:  How to Prepare Your Business and Recover

    • This webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will provide tips on basic steps you should take to prepare, recover and mitigate so that your business is resilient.


  • 11 AM ~ Capability Statement Workshop
    conducted by Diana Potts. 
    • Why attend a capability statement workshop?

    If you want your business to stand out from the crowd and improve your chance of securing contracts, then attending a capability statement workshop is a must for you. Hosted by The Center for Emerging Business, these interactive workshops aim to help businesses develop and prepare effective capability statements.

    • What is a capability statement?

    A capability statement outlines capabilities and skills of your business. It is a tool that allows procurement teams assess its expertise, achievements and potential to deliver goods and services. 

    A capability statement is essential for participating and securing tendering opportunities in government and private sector projects, including sub-contractor work. Ultimately, an impressive capability statement can help your business thrive. 

    This workshop will show businesses how to use a capability statement to market their product or service and how it can be used to upload onto online databases and used to support applications for finance to expand your business.





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