Online Training

Business Startup & Resource Webinar

Starting Your Business Pre-Venture Online Training Series

Our 3-module series is designed for individuals who are thinking about or have begun the process of starting a business. Each session is approximately 30 minutes long.

Module 1: Starting Your Business: Increase Your Chances of Success
This module will help you assess yourself as a potential business owner and determine the feasibility of your business idea. It also looks at three approaches to going into business – starting a business, buying a franchise, and buying a business. (33 minutes)

Module 2: Developing Your Business Plan
This module will help you with your business plan. It discusses reasons to develop a plan, what to include (executive summary, company information, product/service, HR, marketing, operations, and financial plans), and tips for writing a successful plan. (30 minutes)

Module 3: Funding Options for Your Business
This module describes potential funding options (including family & friends, angel investors, loans, specialized grants, local sources), and what the various financing sources look for from the individuals / businesses they fund. (39 minutes)

SBIR/STTR Online Training

SBIR/STTR Basics Video
This video describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC.

2022 One North Carolina Small Business Program Video
Learn about the 2022 One North Carolina Small Business Program which consists of SBIR/STTR Phase I Incentive Fund and Matching Fund Programs that provide early stage companies with important gap funding. This video will help you understand if you are eligible, how to apply, and when you might receive funding.

Government Contracting Online Training

Navigating Federal Contracts – On Demand
Each year, the federal government spends billions of dollars purchasing goods and services from businesses.

Navigating State Contracts – On Demand
Each year, the state of North Carolina and local government spend millions of dollars purchasing goods and services from businesses.

Preparing an Effective Capability Statement – On Demand

Additional Online Training Opportunities

SBA Learning Platform
SBA’s online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way.

NCSU IES: Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Businesses
This free, online training course teaches you to build an effective safety and health management system in order to prevent injuries and illnesses in your workplace.

IRS Virtual Classroom: Small Business Tax Workshop
Access this online workshop to learn more about federal tax obligations of small business owners.