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Free Seminars/Webinars


Please check each individual seminar to see its location and registration information. Attend any 5 seminars with the Core Business Seminar (CBS) designation, and you will receive an Entrepreneurial Foundation Certificate.

Call 919-718-7544 to pre-register or for more information about Chatham seminars.

  • Next Level - Turn Your Idea for a Product or Scalable Service into a Profitable Business


    Have an idea for a new product or scalable service? Want to know if you can turn that idea into a profitable business? The main reason most new startups fail is because the entrepreneur invests time, money, and energy into creating a business before finding out if there is enough interest from potential customers to support the business and make money. NEXT LEVEL is a free, 10-week program hosted by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, with financial support from NC IDEA, and in cooperation with Innovate Carolina. The program is designed to take you through a step-by-step process for figuring out if your idea is worth pursuing and can actually make money. NEXT LEVEL utilizes a proven process for starting a business based on Lean Startup principles that takes you from idea to sales with minimal risk. Divided into phases, NEXT LEVEL includes bite-sized lessons, activities, and a facilitator to assist you through the process. Once you’ve validated your idea, you’ll discover how to pitch your idea to potential investors

    • Start • End Date: 02/21/2023 • 04/25/2023
    • Day: Tu
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
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    • Location Code: 79 West (79 West Innovation Hub, Pittsboro)
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  • Chatham Spark - Entrepreneurship Series


    This eight-class program will introduce entrepreneurs and existing business owners to the concepts and practices that will give interested individuals the tools necessary for business success. The evening classes will be held in Siler City and will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. At the end of the program, each participant should have produced a basic small business plan, and will have the opportunity to present their plan and business concept to a team of business professionals. All attendees must apply online. Classes are free, but participants must be pre-registered and approved to be guaranteed a space. Class size is limited to twelve individuals. The Chatham Spark Program is an entrepreneur-development program presented by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center and the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.

    • Start • End Date: 03/06/2023 • 05/08/2023
    • Day: M
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
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    • Location Code: SCMC (Siler City Main Campus)
    • Building Location: