Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – April 21, 2015 @ Packard Place
Apr 21 @ 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM

“Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 1 –Start-up Basics” is a three hour seminar, held monthly, devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a Marketing/Business Plan. The objectives of “Getting Started” are basic. Anyone interested in knowing the contents of a Marketing Plan, a Business Plan, and identifying funding sources should attend this session. The course handout includes “The Plan” workbook. It is a more extensive approach to the pro-forma financial material included in the course.



Quickbooks® Level 2 @ Central Campus
Apr 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Already know the basics? This second level course will help you expand your Quickbooks® knowledge. Delve into advanced features such as forms creation, report and graph generation, job costing, inventory, payroll and trouble shooting. Uses QuickBooks® 2014. Prerequisites: SBX7440 or equivalent experience. Purchase book: QuickBooks® Pro 2014 Level 2. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 4/21-4/30

Bookkeeping and Tax Basics @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The day-to-day tasks of running a small business can easily crowd out time for “keeping the books.” Learn about your tax responsibilities, recordkeeping and filing requirements and ease the time you spend filing tax reports.


Run Your Construction Company with QuickBooks @ Central Campus
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wondering where all the cash is going and if all your job costs are being captured? Even experienced QuickBooks® users have difficulty entering contractor specific transactions and running the right reports. Running a construction company is a difficult, save time and frustration with QuickBooks®. Occurs every Wednesday 4/22-5/13

The Business of Art @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Just because you are an artist doesn’t mean you should get creative with your business accounting and record-keeping. Learn what records you need to keep, how to classify your documents, electronic records and business transactions, and set up an accounting system. Get and stay organized so you have more time to focus on what you do best.


Twister Marketing: From Push to Pull @ ONLINE
Apr 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Have your marketing efforts caught you off-balance? Learn how today’s marketing practices are evolving and constantly creating new opportunities to effectively reach your audience. Understand the basics of an effective marketing strategy and take a new spin on your planning efforts. This session will help you discover how to use pull marketing techniques to identify what your target audience wants and how to market to their needs. From outbound to inbound, take control of the game and determine how to balance your strategy in a consumer savvy world. Online


Cafe y Pastel – Latino Networking Breakfast Event @ Aviv Moon Productions
Apr 24 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Latino flavored breakfast networking event.  Start your morning by mingling with early riser Latin American and non-Latin American members of the LACCC.  Do business over a cup of coffee and experience our event host’s hospitality.


Cafe y Pastel Registration

Business Essentials @ Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, Room 9281
Apr 28 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Business Essentials

The North Carolina Department of Revenue and North Carolina Secretary of State will present a seminar entitled “Business Essentials”. Each agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant.

  • Department of Revenue – Covers the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes.
  • Secretary of State – Covers registration of business entities and the requirements for doing so. Also will provide an overview of the things small businesses need to consider when conducting securities offering in order to raise capital to finance their businesses.

At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenters and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don’t miss this great opportunity.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business : SCORE & The Library @ University City Regional Library
Apr 28 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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!  Register at



Art for Profit: How to Price Original Works @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Putting a price on your art can be a very intimidating and personal decision. This seminar will provide the structure and formulas you need so you don’t fall prey to the myth of the starving artist. Learn the elements that influence pricing decisions so you can price your product to reflect its’ quality and context and ultimately profit from your artistic abilities.