Business 101 (in spanish only) @ Latin American Coalition
Aug 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
LACCC Summer Fiesta @ LaCa Projects
Aug 8 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for their 2015 Summer Fiesta and Fundraiser! It will be a night to remember featuring Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orchestra! Bring your dancing partner and friends, dressed in tropical attire, to celebrate summer in Latin style!

This inaugural event supports the educational and networking programs of LACCC.

Mastering Sourcing Basics: A Holistic Procurement & Supply Management @ University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Aug 10 all-day

Mastering the Sourcing Basics Certificate

Utilizing the ISM Mastery Model, University of North Carolina-Charlotte will offer one of the first Mastering the Sourcing Basics Certificate Programs in the U.S.  Now Experienced Practitioners, Emerging Professionals, and Career Changers can all sharpen their skill set with consecutive day or evening course options.

Mastering Sourcing Basics: A Holistic Procurement & Supply Management course, provides workforce professionals with a comprehensive learning and insight of key purchasing and strategic sourcing processes, industry terms, and execution techniques to help get practitioners to the next level or make their transition into Supply Chain smoother.

Class start August 10th/ Registration opens May 8th/ Info Session June 15th

For registration or more information, please contact Janeene Humphrey (704) 687-8847 or Dr. Tonnia Thomas (704) 315-5624

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – August 11, 2015 @ SCORE Office
Aug 11 @ 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

“Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 1 –Start-up Basics” is a two 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.



Fundamentals of Supervision and Management @ Online
Aug 12 all-day

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you’ll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.You will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager’s job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people’s performance.

Finally, you will learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

PitchBreakfast @ The Garage at Packard Place
Aug 12 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

PitchBreakfast provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrpreneurs can get great feedback from great panelists. For the more timid you can RSVP to watch it live and learn from the feedback others receive. Occurs the second Wednesday every month.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business : SCORE & The Library @ Main Library
Aug 12 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Learn about business plans, how to develop your business, & SCORE support services. If you are not using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market data and more…find out how!  Register at



Contractor’s Forum @ Street Maintenance Administration Building, Main Conference Room
Aug 13 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Discussion Topic Will Include:

  • City LYNX Gold Line Phase 2 Update
  • Engineering & Property Management (Future Projects Overview)
  • Charlotte Business INClusion Program
  • City of Charlotte Environmental Update
  • Charlotte Business Resources
  • Charlotte Water (formerly Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities)
  • City’s Construction Process

Free On-Site Parking/Lunch will be served

RSVP By August 6th at

Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Central Campus
Aug 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. Occurs every  Tuesday, Thursday 8/18-8/20

Understanding and Using Drones: Regulations, Equipment and Business Applications @ Ballantyne Center
Aug 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Whether you are a hobbyist wanting to master the safe use of drones, or an entrepreneur considering using drones in your business, this course will give you a broad foundation of practical knowledge. While FAA regulations are still evolving, this training is intended to be part one of a two-part path to FAA operator certification. Offered in partnership with The Academy for Unmanned Vehicles. Occurs  every Tuesday and Thursday 8/18-9/3