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!
Starting a food business is a new and exciting venture, but it can also be a risky one. During the start-up phase, you should determine your customer base and recognize potential challenges while focusing on perfecting your product. These simple tips will help you create your brand and understand the food market.
Keys to Success Workshop
Taxpayers will participate in hands on activities while learning their basic business requirements for the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Participants will become familiar with NC Tax laws that are pertinent to businesses and the responsibilities of a business owner. The workshop will provide a range of information on how to register a business to filling out and sending a tax return. Information will also be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes.
For more information and to register, visit www.dornc.com/business
Women Who Inspire: Technology and Innovation
WOMEN who INSPIRE Speaker Series is a live broadcast originating
from the Boston campus and will feature a Charlotte host and local networking.
Thursday, September 18th
5:00-5:45 pm: Registration and Networking
5:45-6:00 pm: Welcome by Charlotte Host
6:00-7:30 pm: Live Web Streaming & Interaction
Dr. Bryan Lackaye, Assistant Dean Graduate Programs, College of Computer and
Dr. Carla Brodley, Dean-College of Computer and Information Science
Naomi Fried, Ph.D, Chief Innovation Officer-Boston Children’s Hospital
Flora Sah, MS’95, SVP, COO, Enterprise Risk Management-State Street
Deborah Theobald, Co-Founder and CEO-Vecna Technologies
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. $119. 9/22-10/1 M/W
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, create invoices, receive payments, enter and pay bills, track cash sales and more. Prerequisite: knowledge of Windows and basic accounting. Purchase book: “QuickBooks Pro®: 2014 Level 1” prior to attending the first class.
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Discover the variety of market research tools such as statistical websites, questionnaires, focus groups and observational research that will give you critical information about potential opportunities and threats in your industry. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business or interest in a proposed new product or service.
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Discover the variety of market research tools such as statistical websites, questionnaires, focus groups and observational research that will give you critical information about potential opportunities and threats in your industry. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business or interest in a proposed new product or service.ONLINE
Did you know that the skills you honed in the military are the very skills that make successful entrepreneurs? Your military experience is your secret weapon, but there are other business skills you will need to start or grow your own business as a female veteran. Are you ready to call in reinforcements?
Join the Women’s Business Center of NC and CPCC’s Small Business Center September 23rd, 2014 to listen to a panel of successful female veteran business owners, learn about the business resources available to you and be energized by Elizabeth McCormick, a former Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot who uses her experiences to inspire you to “Soar 2 Success.”
The day-to-day tasks of running a small business can easily crowd out time for “keeping the books.” Learn basic steps toward creating a manageable record keeping system for the efficiency that can mean a big difference to your bottom line.