Calendar

Sep
17
Wed
Starting & Growing Your Small Business: Main Library & SCORE @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main Library
Sep 17 @ 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!

 

 

 

Top Seven Challenges When Starting a Food Business @ CPCC HARRIS CAMPUS
Sep 17 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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.

Sep
18
Thu
Keys to Success — Small Business Workshop @ N.C. Department of Revenue
Sep 18 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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 @ Northeastern University - Charlotte
Sep 18 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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

Charlotte Host:
Dr. Bryan Lackaye, Assistant Dean Graduate Programs, College of Computer and
Information Science

Moderator:
Dr. Carla Brodley, Dean-College of Computer and Information Science

Panelists:
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

Sep
22
Mon
From Grant Seeking to Grant Writing @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Sep 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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

QuickBooks® Level 1 @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Sep 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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.
$169.9/22-10/1 M/W

Market Research Tools @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Sep 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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 Tools ONLINE @ ONLINE
Sep 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Sep
23
Tue
A New Mission: How Military Women Become Entrepreneurs @ CPCC HARRIS CAMPUS
Sep 23 @ 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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.”

 

Setting Up Your Books: Taxes and Record Keeping @ UNIVERIVERSITY CITY LIBRARY
Sep 23 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

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.