PitchBreakfast @ The Garage at Packard Place
Jul 8 @ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

PitchBreakfast provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrpreneurs can get great feedback from great panelists. For the more timid you can RSVP to watch it live and learn from the feedback others receive. Occurs the second Wednesday every month.

Funding Your Business @ Central Campus
Jul 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 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.


Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Ballantyne Center
Jul 13 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. Occurs every Monday and Tuesday 7/13-7/14

Easy Steps to Creating Your Marketing Plan @ Online
Jul 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

What’s the best way to reach your customers?  How do you know?  Marketing can make or break a business which is why a marketing plan is considered one of the most important parts of your business strategy.  Learn what should be included in a marketing plan and why, and where to get the information. Discover easy steps for putting together a plan that’s right for your business.ONLINE

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials @ ONLINE
Jul 15 all-day

Take your first step toward a rewarding career in fundraising for nonprofit organizations! First, you’ll explore the skills you’ll need to become a successful fundraiser. After that, you’ll discover where the best corporate and foundation fundraising jobs are and how to apply for them.  Next, you’ll delve into every area of nonprofit fundraising—annual funds, special events, corporate relations, foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving.  You’ll also learn about capital campaigns and find out why they’re a crucial element of nonprofit fundraising.
Along the way, you’ll view real-life examples of writing projects, from gift acknowledgment letters to proposals, and you’ll hone your own writing skills. In addition, you’ll explore fundraising software tools you can use to track your efforts and enhance your results. By the end of the course, you’ll have a wealth of new nonprofit fundraising ideas, and you’ll be well on your way to success in this exciting career field.  Offered in partnership with ed2go. Online 7/15-9/4

Keys to Success Workshop @ N.C. Department of Revenue
Jul 15 @ 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.

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QuickBooks® Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Test @ Central Campus
Jul 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Become a Certified QuickBooks® User and stand out from the crowd! The exam prep will provide a review for QuickBooks Level 1 and Level 2 course completers in preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User exam. The exam will verify your knowledge of QuickBooks Pro financial software and by achieving a score of 80 percent and above you will earn the industry recognized “QuickBooks Certified User” status. If you are a bookkeeper, office manager or business owner who wishes to demonstrate your QuickBooks knowledge and capabilities to current and future employers, this designation is for you. Prerequisite: Students seeking to sit for the examination are required to have completed SBX 7440 and SBX 7460. $210.

QuickBooks Level 1 @ Ballantyne Center
Jul 20 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.Uses QuickBooks® 2015.  Purchase book: QuickBooks® Pro 2015 Level 1.

Occurs every Monday and Wednesday 7/20-7/27

Business 101 (in spanish only) @ Latin American Coalition
Aug 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mastering Sourcing Basics: A Holistic Procurement & Supply Management @ University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Aug 10 all-day

Mastering the Sourcing Basics Certificate

Utilizing the ISM Mastery Model, University of North Carolina-Charlotte will offer one of the first Mastering the Sourcing Basics Certificate Programs in the U.S.  Now Experienced Practitioners, Emerging Professionals, and Career Changers can all sharpen their skill set with consecutive day or evening course options.

Mastering Sourcing Basics: A Holistic Procurement & Supply Management course, provides workforce professionals with a comprehensive learning and insight of key purchasing and strategic sourcing processes, industry terms, and execution techniques to help get practitioners to the next level or make their transition into Supply Chain smoother.

Class start August 10th/ Registration opens May 8th/ Info Session June 15th

For registration or more information, please contact Janeene Humphrey (704) 687-8847 or Dr. Tonnia Thomas (704) 315-5624