Charlotte MED Week 2015 @ Harris Conference Center
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day

Save the Date!

Please join us in Charlotte to celebrate the achievements of minority entrepreneurs and support our commitment to equal opportunity.

SBA’s Small Business Certification Workshops @ SBA NC District Office
Oct 13 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Did you know the Federal Government spends over $600 billion dollars on goods and services every year? Would you like to find out how your business can access the federal marketplace?

Attend a FREE Workshop and Learn About Federal Certifications:

  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Program
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program

All Seminars are FREE of Charge No RSVP Needed – Walk-ins Sign in at Event

All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Mia Fagley at 704-344-6396

2015- October 13, November 10, December 8
2016- January 12, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13

Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop @ NC Department of Revenue, Suite 300
Oct 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop

The NC Department of Revenue will host a workshop for certain nonprofits that qualify for a refund of sales & use taxes paid.

The workshop will focus on the process for completing the Nonprofit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes. The workshop will also discuss sales and use tax due on admission charges to charitable events.

This hands-on workshop is intended to help nonprofits better understand the proper procedure for requesting a sales and use tax refund.

  1. S. 105-164.14(b) provides that certain nonprofit entities are allowed semiannual refunds of sales and use taxes they pay on direct purchases and leases of tangible personal property and certain services for use in carrying on the work of the nonprofit entity, other than those exceptions set forth by statute.

     For more information and to register, visit


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business : SCORE & The Library @ Morrison Regional Library
Oct 13 @ 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



From the Corporate World to Entrepreneur @ C3 Lab
Oct 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

From your corporate desk have you ever daydreamed of running your own business? This seminar outlines the path from corporate America to entrepreneurship. What is it really like to run a business? How do I decide the best business for me? How much money is it going to take?  These questions and more will be answered in the seminar.

QuickBooks® Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Test @ Central Campus
Oct 13 @ 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.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II @ Online
Oct 14 all-day

What does a supervisor or a manager need to know? Have you ever felt technically prepared for a supervisor’s role, yet felt defeated by all of the people issues that seem to arise? You are not alone; many people feel the same way.

In this six-week online course, you will learn how to be a more effective manager or supervisor. You will master the basics of communication, because effective communication is essential in your quest to be a good manager or supervisor.

In addition, we will discuss how you can develop your interpersonal skills, by understanding and dealing with the various people issues that arise at work. We are going to show you how you can understand various personality traits–in yourself and in others–and how they impact the ability to get the job done. These traits include emotional intelligence, the need for power, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and more.

You will be able to assess your own personality, as well as the personalities of your co-workers and boss, and you’ll develop a plan of action to improve both your interpersonal skills and your work relationships.

Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business @ Online
Oct 14 all-day

If you have an art or a craft and you dream about starting your own home-based or small business, this is the course for you! You’ll learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist. You’ll discover how to find your niche within your chosen craft and how to create your own unique business identity. You’ll also see what makes marketing in the arts and crafts business different from marketing in most other enterprises, and you’ll find a sales approach that meshes with your personality and preserves your creative integrity.

You’ll get insider secrets too, learning how to find and get into the best craft shows, as well as design booths that really draw customers in. You’ll also discover how to price your work effectively so you can set yourself up for success whether you’re selling through craft shows, in galleries, online, or even in your own retail store.

Federal Proposal Writing Workshop @ PORTAL Building, Seminar Room 242
Oct 14 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to:
Read a request for proposal (RFP)
Plan your proposal content
Using a compliance matrix
Getting your proposal into the Winnable Pile
Scoring Maximum Evaluation Points
Write your proposal
Understanding How Proposal Language is Different than Normal Language
Giving them What they Want
An 8-Step Process for Writing Any Proposal Section
Write demonstration and practicum

Shannon Lindauer has 12 years of experience as a Senior Proposal and Capture Manager in the Federal Civilian and Defense Contracting space. She has written and managed 791 proposals as of 2014 and led proposal and capture teams for some of the largest companies doing business with the federal government.

PitchBreakfast @ The Garage at Packard Place
Oct 14 @ 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.