Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
28
Tue
The Fine Arts Entrepreneur: From Starving Artist to Creative Career @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Dreaming about making a living doing what you love? Re-define your career in the fine arts as an artist-entrepreneur and turn your passion into your own business. Discover entrepreneurial opportunity at the intersection of your artistic strengths and your community’s needs and market. The very skills that make you a great visual artist, actor, musician
or dancer are the same skills of creativity, innovation and dedication that define successful entrepreneurs. Examine venture models, inventory and access your skills, define your market and refine a plan for a new and creative sustainable business.$229. 10-28 to 12-9 T/TH

Oct
29
Wed
How to Do Business With Mecklenburg County @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing opportunities, construction projects, professional services and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered Minority, Woman and/or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) vendor, and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities with Mecklenburg County.

Navigating Difficult Conversations for Business Owners @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Difficult conversations are inevitable in the business world, just as in life. But business owners may suffer a financial cost as well as a cost in team morale or diminishment in effectiveness as a leader when workplace conflict is not addressed. Use these tools and strategies for effective communication and set a positive tone in the workplace even in the most trying circumstances.

Navigating Difficult Conversations for Business Owners @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Difficult conversations are inevitable in the business world, just as in life. But business owners may suffer a financial cost as well as a cost in team morale or diminishment in effectiveness as a leader when workplace conflict is not addressed. Use these tools and strategies for effective communication and set a positive tone in the workplace even in the most trying circumstances.

Nov
3
Mon
Design a Powerful Business Website with WordPress @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Nov 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

If you have always wanted your own business website, it doesn’t get any easier than this. This interactive course will guide you through setting up your own website using WordPress. Learn how to customize the look and feel of the site, add widgets, drive traffic and more.$129. 11-3 to 11-12 M/W

The Path to Success:An Entrepreneurial Success Story @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Nov 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

What’s a day in the life of an entrepreneur like? Come be a part of their journey and leave inspired, encouraged and ready to springboard into your own business success. Learn about their AHA! moment, how they made it and the critical lessons they learned along the way.

Nov
4
Tue
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks® @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Nov 4 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamental principles of accounting and how they are used in QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered into an automated system. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required. $99. T/TH 11/4-11/6

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – November 4, 2014 @ SCORE Office
Nov 4 @ 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM

“Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 1 –Start-up Basics” is a three hour seminar, held monthly, devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a Marketing/Business Plan. The objectives of “Getting Started” are basic. Anyone interested in knowing the contents of a Marketing Plan, a Business Plan, and identifying funding sources should attend this session. The course handout includes “The Plan” workbook. It is a more extensive approach to the pro-forma financial material included in the course.

Make 2015 Your BEST Year Ever at the NAWBO Charlotte November Meeting @ Byron's South End
Nov 4 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Get ready to grow! 

Are you ready to step up from playing at being a woman business owner to being the head of a multimillion-dollar company? Mary Cantando has one mission in life: to help women grow their businesses. She has developed The Woman’s Advantage® Group and The Woman’s Advantage® series of products, and she speaks at regional, national and international women’s events.

NAWBO Charlotte is fortunate to welcome Mary at our November dinner meeting so members and guests can gain the confidence and the tools they need to help them plan for a wealth of new opportunities in 2015.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS WEDNESDAY, October 29, 2014!

Regular registration ends FRIDAY, October 31, 2014!

About Mary Cantando

A recognized expert on women entrepreneurs, Mary has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Magazine, and INC Magazine, as well as hundreds of television and radio shows.

Mary has authored five books and written hundreds of magazine articles, each focused on helping women start and grow businesses. She also produces the wildly popular Woman’s Advantage™ Shared Wisdom Calendar, which annually brings together the top nuggets of advice from 365 successful women business owners.

Mary founded The Woman’s Advantage® Forum to provide savvy women the mentoring and support they need to cross over to the    $1-million mark. Her hard-earned experience offers a wealth of insights leading you to lasting rewards for both business and life.

Nov
5
Wed
Time Management @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Nov 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Managing time is one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners. It’s true that time flies — whether you’re having fun or not! Learn quick and easy ways to better organize each day and use time more efficiently. This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business.