Do you have control of your business — or does it own you?
CMBCC Empowerment Saturdays are here to empower small business owners with the training, tools and resources you need to build your success story. Join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce each month for our signature educational workshop series — including powerful keynotes and workshops by industry leaders chosen to inspire, educate and create a dynamic learning experience to help you (and your business) grow.
CMBCC Members $10.00 | Guests $15.00
Click here cmbcc.org/events to learn more and register online
In this introductory workshop, create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Participants must be comfortable with working in the Windows environment, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is helpful. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more! Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar
Overwhelmed in starting your business? Get ready to jump-start your launch in this unique course filled with online lessons from nationally known entrepreneurs. Use this real world experience and rules of the road to learn the valuable tips and advice and avoid the most common mistakes. We’ll walk you through a practical a business model and startup blueprint that lets you seize opportunities and use proven steps to execute a successful startup. Online. Live WebEx sessions once a week beginning 6/8 from 6-8:30 pm.
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.Uses QuickBooks® 2015. Purchase book: QuickBooks® Pro 2015 Level 1.
Occurs every Monday and Wednesday 6/5-6/15
Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin? This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals and submit for funding. With step-by-step guidance you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal. Occurs Every Monday/Wednesday 6/6-6/15
Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin? This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals and submit for funding. With step-by-step guidance you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal. Occurs Every Monday/ Wednesday 6/6-6/15 Fully Online