| The Fayetteville Observer
Webinars, workshops and opportunities for businesses
• Mann+Hummel, a global filtration company with automotive manufacturing in Fayetteville, will hold a drive-thru job fair from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Wednesday September 16 at the plant, 3200 Natal St. The company is trying to fill 100 job openings at the local manufacturing plant and distribution center. The jobs include production operators, material handlers and forklift drivers for second and third shifts. Hourly pay ranges from $11.50 to $13.25, with a 3.5% shift differential for second or third shift. The Fayetteville facility focuses on automotive filtration under the Purolator brand. mann-hummel.com/en/jobs- andreer/
• The Greater Fayetteville Chamber is offering a series of training programs to help businesses improve financial knowledge. It’s made possible by a grant from the city’s COVID relief program. Sessions are at 7 p.m. Mondays and will be led by Johnnie Marshburn, a lecturer of entrepreneurship for the Broadwell College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University. They will include topics such as credit scores, budgets, cash flow, inventory and financing. Upcoming sessions include “Preparing for Financing,” Monday; “Understanding Where the Money Goes,” Sept. 21 and 28. faybiz.com/events
• “How to Write a Business Plan”: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, online. Learn to turn ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Topics include marketing, operations and finance. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners. Hosted by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center. Free. ow.ly/4eYw50yAjH7
• “BYOB2: Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, online. Sponsored by Fayetteville Technical Community College Small Business Center and Greater Fayetteville Chamber. Kent Hill, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Small Business Center, will discuss start-up assistance. Free. ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=200400086
• “Real Entrepreneurship Class”: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Information for entrepreneurs on cash flow, negotiating leases, business loans, marketing and more. Classes will be a combination of in-person meetings at Fayetteville Technical Community College and online on Monday evenings. Classes continue through Nov. 16. $180, includes a workbook. Sponsored by FTCC Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. faytechcc.edu/center-innovation-entrepreneurship/
• “Marketing 101”: 10 a.m. Thursday, online. Basics of a marketing strategy including how your business fits in the marketplace, competition, and creating engaging content. Free. wbcfay/org. Register at eventbrite.com/e/marketing-101-tickets-117404236231
• Spouses in Military Conference & Expo: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5, online. Military spouses can visit display booths of local businesses and retailers to learn about their products and services. Coupons, free samples and giveaways. Also, nonprofit organizations for education, social services, health care and workforce development will participate. Motivational speakers. Free for active-duty spouses. Registration required. faybiz.com/events or Kia McMillan, 910-483-8133
• Children’s Business Fair, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, parking lot across from Yarborough’s Ice Cream, Sanford. Young entrepreneurs create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy and then open for customers at a one-day marketplace. Sponsored by Sanford Area Growth Alliance Chamber of Commerce. Free. childrensbusinessfair.org/sanford-chamber or Meg Moss, 919-775-7341, ext. 1502, or [email protected]
• Online speed networking: The Fayetteville Greater Chamber offers online speed networking at 1 and 2 p.m. Thursday. Each session can accommodate 10 businesses. To learn more or join, email [email protected] with your name and company and you will be assigned a date and time slot.
• The Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center offers a variety of free seminars and webinars. For a list or to learn how to register, go to ow.ly/4eYw50yAjH7.
• Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center has implemented the Central Carolina Recovery Program for small businesses in Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes virtual consulting in areas such as online sales, social media, business startup, marketing, training platforms, technology and legal assistance, and complying with SBA funding requirements. Apply at cccc.edu/u/ccrp or email [email protected]