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Emerging Leaders Q&A: Bill Hillis, Social Pet Hotel & Daycare

Social Pet specializes in grooming, lodging, and enrichment daycare for dogs. We exist to enrich the lives of each dog and the people who love them. We recognize that all dogs, their parents, and our people are each unique in their own way and should be communicated with, supported, and cared for individually.  |  View all

Business Rumors, Debunked: “I have to quit my current job to be taken seriously as a startup”

Quitting your job before getting your start-up off the ground may seem like the best way to prioritize your time, but that’s not always the case. Oftentimes, the most optimal way for you to get your business running in a secure and profitable way is to develop your company while you’re still employed.  |  View all

Win FREE Tickets to Women’s Networking Summit

CBR is proud to present this amazing opportunity for career women in the Charlotte area! Nikki Pounds, Owner of HR Unequivocally,...  |  View all

Emerging Leaders Q&A: Jarod Latch, Spiracle Media

Spiracle Media is a video content agency focused on video production and storytelling. Since 2011, we've been creating content that supports the voice of our partners by using our journalistic background. Our award-winning team provides services in the areas of strategy, creation, aerial video and photography, and education. We're built to tell stories.  |  View all

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar
20
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Four Strategic Secrets — Grow Your Business During a Booming Economy, SCORE Workshop with Waxhaw Business Association @ Waxhaw Women's Club
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Four Strategic Secrets — Grow You Business During a Booming Economy, SCORE Workshop with Waxhaw Business Association

Introduction:  In today’s growing market, local business and non-profit leaders are forced to face the reality of a very competitive landscape while also managing rising internal pressures. These challenges compel business owners to be strategic, more than ever, in order to grow their businesses in a boom market!

Whether a small business, medium, large or non-profit, FOUR STRATEGIC SECRETS to growing your business will be revealed during this interactive presentation.

The Problem: It is easy to believe that during good economic times and rapid local growth that running or expanding a business might be easy. That is certainly not the case. Pressures on finding good employees, creating effective process, and developing a solid foundation to grow a business becomes even harder during times of growth due to rising competition, internal challenges and additional market pressures.

Overview: In today’s session we will discuss and share examples of reframing and articulating presenting problems so leaders can:  1) declutter issues, 2) establish system-solutions, 3) optimize the business culture, and 4) set meaningful goals.

Workshop Presenter: Jason T. Collett, entrepreneur, global leader, and President, Adaptability Development, LLC.

Jason, a SCORE Certified Mentor, is a global business and HR speaker. He has simultaneously built, operated and sold small businesses while also holding global HR leadership positions in several Fortune 500 companies.  He is also a Co-Owner/Brew-Master of Rock Hill Brewing Company.

When not high altitude ice climbing, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and surfing around the world, he is the very active father of three, devoted husband and active community volunteer.

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP — TODAY!

Financial Startup: Startup Budget and Financial Projection @ SO. Piedmont Community College
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Creating financial projections is an important part of your startup’s business plan. If you’re seeking financing, financial projections help convince prospective lenders and investors that your business will be profitable by offering them a good return on their investment. If you’re not seeking financing, you may think you don’t need financial projections and can just “wing it.” Big mistake!!! Financial projections are vital because they enable you to plan and budget for your new business and serve as a yardstick. In this session we will review Sales Forecast and Expense Budget to make up your financial statements: Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte Luncheon – Keynote Speaker, Jesse Cureton Executive VP and Chief Consumer Officer, Novant Health @ Charlotte Knights Baseball Stadium
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM1:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

 

LACCC Luncheon  

March is

NOVANT Healthcare Month

Keynote Speaker

Jesse Cureton
Executive VP and Chief Consumer Officer, Novant Health

Biography

    
Sponsored by

            

Hosted by

Event Media:
Location:

Charlotte Knights Baseball Stadium
324 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Date/Time Information:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Register online or by calling 704-343-2525
Fees/Admission:

$25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-Members

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019

The Value of Your Business and Why It’s Important @ Capitol Towers, North Tower
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Value of Your Business and Why It’s Important

If you’re a business owner wondering what your exit strategy could look like, this seminar is for you.

Join Charlotte SCORE and Mass Mutual on Wednesday, March 20th in South Park as a panel of experts share valuable information for business owners and entrepreneurs around business valuation, exit strategies, succession planning and more.

Preregistration is required and lunch will be provided.

The 2018 MassMutual Business Owner Perspectives Study reveals that business owners spend the majority of their time working in their businesses instead of on their businesses. The reality is that long-term planning is not always top of mind, yet your business planning is inextricably linked to your personal financial future.

Every business owner will exit their business at some time, let it be on your terms.

Learn how understanding the value of your business is key to effective succession, retirement and estate planning. With a keen focus on value growth, you can help ensure that the business you worked so hard to build continues in your vision and the financial future of those who depend on you most is secured.

Workshop is free. Lunch is free. REGISTER NOW.

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ SBA
Mar 20 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

 Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Start-Up Basics Workshop 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.

Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors at no cost to you.

 TO REGISTER, GO TO https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Mathews Regional Library
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

 Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Start-Up Basics Workshop 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.

Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors at no cost to you.

TO REGISTER, GO TO https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

Seminario Sobre Como Comenzar un Negocio Desde Su Casa @ Cornelius Public Library
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

En esta sesión gratis y en español usted recibirá información sobre cómo comenzar un negocio basado desde su casa. Se cubrirá información como licencias, requisitos del estado de Carolina del Norte, financiamiento y ayudas locales y oficiales que puede recibir.

Design Your Business Website with Word Press @ CPCC Central Campus Levine Technology Room 3120
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of website design
  • Build and maintain a WordPress website for their small business
  • Edit and upload images and content to their website
Mar
21
Thu
Branding Your Business @ CPCC Central Campus Room 215
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Strong businesses build their brand to be authentic, cohesive and compelling. While your logo is the visual cornerstone of your brand, your brand is much bigger than your logo. In this session, we’ll cover the ins and outs of branding and what to consider as you brand (or re brand) your business.

Speaker(s): Lisa Speer

Pre-registration is required

Branding Your Business (online) @ Online
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Strong businesses build their brand to be authentic, cohesive and compelling. While your logo is the visual cornerstone of your brand, your brand is much bigger than your logo. In this session, we’ll cover the ins and outs of branding and what to consider as you brand (or re brand) your business.

Speaker(s): Lisa Speer

Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session.

Meeting number 648 647 311

Meeting password: sbcn2019

Pre-registration is required

 

Fee: No Cost