The Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) Small Business Center will host two no-cost webinars on Tuesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 13. The programs will be in a webinar format, allowing participants to access the program from their computers.CVCC’s Small Business Center Offers Two Free Webinars

Building an Online eCommerce Business with Shopify
Tuesday, May 11, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill, The Leadership Academy
Do you want to sell online and reach more people with better marketing concepts? Now is the time to set up your online store on Shopify! In this webinar, you will learn the basics of setting up your online presence with Shopify and learn how to build a functional operating store where your products will be available to the world. Major topics include:
1) Do you need to sell online?
2) Online store options
3) Understand the differences between platforms and determine what is right for you
4) Setting up an online store
5) Develop an online store mark

Funding Your Business
Thursday, May 13, 12:00 PM-1:15 PM

Speaker(s): A representative from the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center will facilitate the webinar.
Securing funding for a small business remains a top challenge in this turbulent environment. This program reviews funding options for new businesses and start-ups…from bootstrapping/self-funding to loans and to private equity. Participants will understand the current lending environment and identify options available for funding which match their position within the business growth cycle.

Register for either of these webinar programs online at or call (828) 327-7000, ext. 4117.