2 RCC Small Business Center seminars planned March 31


HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center will host two free seminars Thursday, March 31, featuring guest speaker C. Renae Simon.


The first seminar will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hamlet Depot, located at 2 W. Main St. in Hamlet. The topic for this lunch and learn seminar is “Effective Use Of Mobile Apps For Small Business.”

“Mobile apps are for more than just playing games and supporting our food addictions,” said Simon. “They can also be great, cost efficient tools to use for small business.”

The seminar will explore some of the top rated mobile applications available to small business owners that, if used correctly, can help make your business more organized and efficient. Participants will leave with written materials and links so that they can go home and download the apps that best suit their companies.


The second seminar Thursday will focus on time management and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium on the main campus of RichmondCC.

“If you are always feeling behind or in the weeds, and you’re working the 50-plus hours a week to prove it, this course is for you,” said Simon. “It is designed to equip you with the strategies and tools you need to find your balance so that you can breathe again. You will learn strategies that will help you run the business side of your business while providing an excellent product or service to your clients.”

This course will cover topics such as establishing business priorities; time management strategies; scheduling and organizational strategies; resources; knowing when to ask for help and how to afford it; the benefits of outsourcing; and introducing crowd sourcing. For best results, participants are asked to bring a notebook, laptop or tablet, as well as a 12-month calendar.

Simon has more than 13 years of experience in business consulting, marketing and advertising, facilities management, special events management and sales. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a graduate of the Rural Entrepreneurship Action Learning Institute and is a licensed facilitator of the course.

Registration for the seminar may be completed online at tiny.cc/sbcseminars; or via email or phone by contacting Small Business Center Director Deborah Hardison at [email protected] or 910-410-1687.

Advance registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.