Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
22
Wed
Hard Knocks 101: Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs (Seminar) @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 22 @ 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Making or delivering a product or service could actually be the easiest part of your business. Often and more difficult is how well prepared you are for the mental and emotional aspects of starting and running a business. This seminar will address the personal challenges in coping with the rejection and uncertainty every entrepreneur faces.

NAWBO Charlotte Fall 2014 Recruiting Event @ The Ivey
Oct 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

NAWBO Charlotte Spring Information & Recruitment Event

Do you want to grow your business?

Do you need more information, support, and networking opportunities?

The National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte Chapter would like to meet you!

Join us for this women’s business networking event and find out how NAWBO Charlotte can help you grow your business.

NAWBO-Charlotte is a professional organization designed to fuel the success of the 42,000 women entrepreneurs in the greater Charlotte area. NAWBO-Charlotte’s organization is comprised of over 100 women-owned businesses representing a wide variety of business segments and sizes – from finance and retail, to marketing and green energy engineering – the businesses driving our economy’s growth.

Come hear how we can help you grow your business! 

Plenty of free parking
Hors d’oeuvres catered by The Ivey

All women business owners who join at the event will receive their next NAWBO Charlotte meeting free (value $30).

You must RSVP to attend this event. Please register by Monday, October 20 to confirm your attendance.

 

 

Vetrepreneur Business Boot Camp @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Calling all veterans! Did you know the skills you acquired in the military, such as discipline, drive, motivation and leadership are found in successful entrepreneurs? Fast track the launch or growth of your own business by learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. Assess your abilities, evaluate feasibility of your ideas and develop a strategy for success using
proven finance, marketing, communication and management techniques $580.

10-22 to 12-10 M/W

Oct
23
Thu
Small Business Expo @ The Employer's Association
Oct 23 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2014 Small Business Expo

Meet with Charlotte-area small businesses and professionals to expand your network, find resources to help grow your business, learn, and generate new business leads at the Small Business Expo presented by the Charlotte Business Journal and The Employers Association.

During the Expo attend these breakout sessions relevant to helping you manage your business more effectively.

Breakout Session 1: Navigating Healthcare Reform for Small Business
Cathy Graham; director, benefits services, The Employers Association

Breakout Session 2: Keeping the Best Talent: Best Practices & Trends with Compensation, Benefits & Policies
Stephanie Oberg; manager of compensation & research, The Employers Association

Agenda:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm:   Expo
1:30 pm-2:30 pm:    Breakout Session 1
3:30 pm-4:30 pm:    Breakout Session 2

 

Who should attend/exhibit: small business owners and small business suppliers/vendors
We hope to see you at this FREE Small Business Expo.
Attendance is free but you must register.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 17.
For more information contact Soko Gonsan at 704-973-1136 or sgonsan@bizjournals.com.

Deadline to be an exhibitor is October 13.

 

Business Plan Basics @ CPCC Central Campus
Oct 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Attending this seminar will be just the start of a process that will help commit your great ideas to paper. It will provide you with a good general overview and basic understanding of the components of a typical business plan, and how marketing, operations and finance are interrelated.

Oct
28
Tue
The Fine Arts Entrepreneur: From Starving Artist to Creative Career @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Dreaming about making a living doing what you love? Re-define your career in the fine arts as an artist-entrepreneur and turn your passion into your own business. Discover entrepreneurial opportunity at the intersection of your artistic strengths and your community’s needs and market. The very skills that make you a great visual artist, actor, musician
or dancer are the same skills of creativity, innovation and dedication that define successful entrepreneurs. Examine venture models, inventory and access your skills, define your market and refine a plan for a new and creative sustainable business.$229. 10-28 to 12-9 T/TH

Oct
29
Wed
How to Do Business With Mecklenburg County @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing opportunities, construction projects, professional services and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered Minority, Woman and/or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) vendor, and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities with Mecklenburg County.

Navigating Difficult Conversations for Business Owners @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Difficult conversations are inevitable in the business world, just as in life. But business owners may suffer a financial cost as well as a cost in team morale or diminishment in effectiveness as a leader when workplace conflict is not addressed. Use these tools and strategies for effective communication and set a positive tone in the workplace even in the most trying circumstances.

Navigating Difficult Conversations for Business Owners @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Difficult conversations are inevitable in the business world, just as in life. But business owners may suffer a financial cost as well as a cost in team morale or diminishment in effectiveness as a leader when workplace conflict is not addressed. Use these tools and strategies for effective communication and set a positive tone in the workplace even in the most trying circumstances.

Nov
3
Mon
Design a Powerful Business Website with WordPress @ CPCC CENTRAL CAMPUS
Nov 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

If you have always wanted your own business website, it doesn’t get any easier than this. This interactive course will guide you through setting up your own website using WordPress. Learn how to customize the look and feel of the site, add widgets, drive traffic and more.$129. 11-3 to 11-12 M/W