BCCC Briefs: Sept. 16, 2017

Published 2:11 pm Friday, September 15, 2017

These free seminars are available through Beaufort County Community College’s Continuing Education Division. To register or for more information, call 252-940-6375, or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Ask to join the mailing list for the latest updates.

How to Publish Your Book Now

Participants who have dreamed of publishing a book can learn how. Author and business owner, L. Diane Wolfe, walks students through the steps, from creating a marketable product to distribution. All of the options available will be outlined, including the incredible potential of the Internet, as a source and platform for your work. Anyone serious about writing is encouraged to attend this lively seminar. This seminar will cover writing, traditional publishing, publisher facts, using a POD publisher, forming a publishing company, self-publishing set-up, formatting a book, printers and distribution.

It will take place Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

Financing Your Business

Brian Cooke will help participants take their business plans and dreams and make them a reality by tackling financing. Students will learn how to finance a business and who to seek out for good, solid and reliable advice. They will learn about loans and grants that can assist them. This seminar will take place Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.

2017 Business Expo Workshops

During the Business Expo, participants can attend two seminars. At noon, Steve Fromme, Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation executive director, and Claire Abshire, Better Business Bureau community outreach specialist, will present “Scambusters – Bust … or Go Bust!” Scambusters is a game designed to introduce current and prospective business owners to the variety and danger of scams to which they will more than likely be exposed. Participants learn to differentiate between legitimate and fraudulent offerings. The game, developed by the Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation of Eastern N.C., deals in a fun manner with the serious subject of being scammed and the subsequent consequences.

At 1 p.m., lawyer Will Mayo will present “Legal Tips 101 — What Do I Need to Know For My Business?” The Business Expo will take place in the multipurpose room of Building 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.

How Women Can Work Together More Effectively

Women who are tired of misunderstandings, other women’s complaints and people taking credit for their hard work can find out why different rules can exist in an all-female work environment. Emily Ballance will teach how to communicate more clearly and confidently to resolve conflicts before they escalate. By the end of the seminar, participants will leave with new ideas to help reduce stress, have more fun and strengthen their work team. It will take place Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.