SBA to Host Contracting Program for Women-Owned Businesses @ Federal Reserve Bank
Aug 20 all-day

he Charlotte ChallengeHER event will educate women entrepreneurs about the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program and provide them with resources and knowledge to help grow their businesses through federal contracting. The event is designed to bring more women-owned firms into the federal government’s supply chain and to provide an avenue for government agencies to meet qualified women-owned contractors.

This FREE event will be held Wednesday, August 20, at the Federal Reserve Bank, 530 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please register for this event here:

The WOSB contracting program allows federal agencies to offer WOSB set aside contracts to women business owners represented in 83 NAICS codes, who are 51% owned, controlled and primarily managed by one or more women who are U.S. citizens and managed day-to-day operations and long term decisions.

ChallengeHER is a joint initiative from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) American Express OPEN, the small business division of the financial services company, and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).

Contact Eileen Joyce, SBA, at 704-344-6787 for more information.

LACCC Monthly Lunch – Coca-Cola Multicultural Marketing Director, Reginald Bean @ Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Aug 20 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

LACC Logo LargeName: LACCC Monthly Lunch – Coca-Cola Multicultural Marketing Director, Reginald Bean

Date: August 20, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Event Description:
Guest Speaker
Reginald Bean
Multicultural Marketing Director
Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
139 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, August 20
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Contact Information:
LACCC Director of Membership & Resource Development Rocio Gonzalez 704.343.2525

$20.00 Members
$35.00 Non-Members

Deadline registration Monday, August 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Walk-ins $35 and will be on a waiting list



Starting & Growing Your Small Business: Main Library & SCORE @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main Library
Aug 20 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Get good, solid advice about business plans, lessons learned about developing your business, and free SCORE support services. If you are not already using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, & suppliers, getting market area data, and more….learn how!




MicroMasters in Continuous Strategic Innovation @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Aug 21 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Calling all entrepreneurs! Looking for insider information? Fast-track the startup and operation of your business with this intensive certificate program designed to train and condition entrepreneurs to develop a framework for business success.$525.

8/21 to 12/11 (TH)

Start Your Business Now @ CPCC Central Campus
Aug 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

What do you really need to get started? Much more than luck! This popular seminar is packed with valuable information to help you get a good start and increase the odds of your business being successful.



Networking: A Tool For Business Success @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Aug 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Networking is more than just a social hobby. It’s all about who you know and how you utilize those relationships to build your business. Effective networking is a skill that is developed by practice and can be a rewarding tool for business growth. Whether you are a hopeful entrepreneur or veteran business owner, this is a session you can’t afford to miss.

Basic Accounting with QuickBooks® @ LEVINE CAMPUS
Aug 26 @ 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 8/26-8/28

You’re Invited to the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program Celebration & Recruitment Event @ Myers Park Baptist Church
Aug 26 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

You’re Invited!

The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is having a celebration, and we’d love to have you there!  Click here to register.


Tuesday, August 26, 9am


Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd


Businesses in the private, public, and non-profit sectors are invited to attend the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program’s celebration and recruitment event to learn how they can host a high school intern!

  • Internships are generally eight weeks in duration (can be adjusted to fit employer’s needs), beginning in mid-June and ending in mid-August.
  • Students can work varying hours per week, at minimum rate of $8.00 per hour.
  • Length of employment can be created to meet employer’s needs.
  • Student interns are monitored closely throughout the summer by the MYEP staff and our referral partners liaisons that help with any issues that arise during the internship.
  • Interns and host employers attend a kick-off celebration at the launch if the internship in mid-June (location and exact date will be determined at the conclusion of the training period in March).
  • In some cases, our student interns are available to continue work for the host employer throughout the school year.

Register Today!  Please RSVP to attend!


Business Organization and Record Keeping @ CPCC LEVINE CAMPUS
Aug 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We will discuss the differences between a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation; the importance of record keeping; what you should keep and for how long. The purpose of this workshop is to help business owners understand basic tax responsibilities, which promote business success and longevity. Participants will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities
as a small business.

Funding Your Business @ ONLINE
Aug 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This seminar will review the various forms of equity and debt financing, including conventional bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, private loans, venture capital, factored receivables, credit cards and supplier trade credit.