Calendar

Feb
11
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 @ Packard Place "Garage Meeting Area"
Feb 11 @ 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 @ Packard Place "Garage Meeting Area"

SCORE Series Workshop

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1: Start-up Basics

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Financing Your Business @ Online
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners.  Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions.  Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs.  Discover the keys to financing success.

 

Feb
12
Fri
Charlotte SCORE In Business “Lunch and Learn” Series Workshop – 3 Part Series @ St Gabriel Catholic Church
Feb 12 @ 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Charlotte SCORE In Business "Lunch and Learn" Series Workshop - 3 Part Series @ St Gabriel Catholic Church | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Part 2 – Your Brand

Find out what branding is, what it’s not, and how you can use it to answer your customer’s biggest question, “Why should I listen to you?” And, don’t worry, we’ll talk about names and logos too.

Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Presenter – Juan Garzon, Garzon Company

Juan Garzon works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to help them craft a clear and compelling brand story and create a marketing system that accelerates the growth of their business. Juan is also the director of PitchBreakfast, a monthly startup pitch event, and an adviser to several startup accelerator programs in Charlotte.

Feb
13
Sat
Countdown to the CIAA @ Johnson C Smith University
Feb 13 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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At this event, learn how to: 1) Create generational wealth,  2) Understand the business of the CIAA and how they engage the small business community, and 3) Achieve greater income and profits. 

You do not want to miss this!  You will also have the opportunity to hear from wealth-building experts; George Fraser and Dr. Dennis Kimbro speak on this topic. 

There is NO COST TO ATTEND the event, just a great investment of your time. 

There are a limited number of seats available and pre-registration is required to attend. 

Please register today!

To register either click the image above, or click here.

 

Feb
16
Tue
Webinar: Social Media and Disaster Recovery
Feb 16 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

During an emergency, it’s imperative that those within your organization know how to communicate effectively. During this session, we will address:

  • The value of Social Media and its use in crisis situations
  • Best practices
  • Simple steps to build your presence in social channels
  • Ways to bolster your Crisis Communications plan by integrating Social Media

Register now

Small Business Taxes @ Central Campus
Feb 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.

Feb
17
Wed
Capital Access for Small Business in Partnership with Mecklenburg County MWSBE @ Central campus
Feb 17 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Mecklenburg County is a partnership in bring this workshop in an effort to educate small business owners on access to capital and on how to do business with Mecklenburg County.Lack of capital is the number one reason businesses fail. This workshop will cover eligibility criteria and risk management factors to address when applying for a business loan. Attendees will learn about the 5C’s of credit, the Charlotte Community Capital Fund, and factors that influence a lender’s decision process.The seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. The workshop seminar will cover The Support Center’s loan programs and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business : SCORE & The Library @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- Main
Feb 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business : SCORE & The Library @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- Main

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!

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Main
Feb 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Main

SCORE Series Workshop

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1: Start-up Basics

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Feb
18
Thu
Webinars: Affordable Care Act 101
Feb 18 @ 2:00 PM

SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. The webinars begin at 2pm ET.