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Emerging Leaders Q&A: Brandon Crumpton, Key Signature Entertainment

After participating in the SBA's Emerging Leaders Program, Brandon Crumpton discusses how he'll take Key Signature entertainment to the next level.   |  View all


This May, CBR will highlight one lucky business on the digital billboards at the Epicentre in Uptown Charlotte. Enter by April 24th for your chance to win!  |  View all

Sell. Ship. Repeat. How to Grow Your Business with USPS

Whether you’re shipping product or looking for ways to advertise, USPS® offers free consulting to help business owners connect with their customers. Read on to see what your hometown post office has to offer!  |  View all

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


Basic Accounting with Quickbooks @ CPCC Levine Campus Room 2106
Apr 25 @ 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. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required. Basic computer skills are required.


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

  • Create a chart of accounts
  • Enter bills
  • Enter checks
  • Record invoices
  • Deal with a couple of financial reports.
Negotiation Skills for Small Business Owners @ CPCC Small Business Center Hall Bldg Rm 215
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you seeking to build confidence and close more deals?  Learn the process that will maximize your success and help you achieve optimum outcome.  There is no time when you can’t use practiced, proven negotiations skills to help you get what you want and need.

Speaker(s): Igor Gorlatov

Fee: No Cost

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte – Seminario “Aproveche ésta primavera para comprar una casa!” @ LACCC Office
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event Description:
  LACCC Seminario
“Aproveche ésta primavera para comprar una casa!”
Usted recibirá:
  • Información de los requisitos mínimos para adquirir un préstamo hipotecario
  • Orientación y pasos a seguir en la búsqueda de una casa
                                           Patrocinado y Presentado por

Oscar Saavedra PNC BANK  & Daniel Zambrano FRANKLIN’S REALTY



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LACCC Oficina
145C Scaleybark Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28209
Parqueadero gratis
Date/Time Information:
Jueves, Abril 25
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
704.343.2525 email
Se ofrecerán refrescos
Este Seminario es GRATIS
Deben Registrarse – Espacio Limitado
Fecha limite para registrarse –  Abril, 24 hasta las 5:00pm
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte – Café y Pastel Networking Latino Breakfast at BlueCross NC Charlotte Center @ BlueCross NC Charlotte Center
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am


Name: LACCC Café y Pastel – Networking Latino Breakfast – Blue Cross NC Charlotte Center
Date: April 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT


Event Description:

LACCC Café Y Pastel
Networking Latino Breakfast

Sponsored and Hosted By





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BlueCross NC Charlotte Center
5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
(Behind Home Depot at Promenade on Providence)
Free Parking

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Date/Time Information:

Friday, April 26, 2019
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Contact Information:
(704) 343-2525 or register online
Send an Email

Members – Free!
Non-members – $5.00

Deadline registration on April, 24th at 5:00 p.m.

Taking the Leap Charlotte @ Advent Coworking
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 8:00 pm


When: Mondays* @ 6-8pm: 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

*4-Week Commitment Required

Where: Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave, #101, Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: FREE to Qualified Participants

In this FREE four week long cohort, participants will learn about the core aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running the finances of a business and marketing a business. You’ll work with mentors and peers in fun breakout activities designed to help strengthen your business ideas and prepare you for success! Get a $1800 value for FREE!

Brought to you by the SBTDC @ UNC Charlotte

Apply Now! (Deadline: April 24th)**

**Registration open to the first 30 qualified applicants

QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Levine Campus Room 2106
Apr 30 @ 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.


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

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ SBA
Apr 30 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept – April 30

The first workshop focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Business Concept Workshop, you are able to identify your target markets, describe your products and services, and collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan.

Session 3: Marketing Plan – May 7

The second workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan Workshop covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.

Session 4: Financial Projections – May 14

The third workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Session 5: Funding Sources and Next Steps – May 21

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merit of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Attend all four sessions for $150.00 (A second person from the same company is an additional $50.00)

 The Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.


Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Steele Creek Library
Apr 30 @ 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.



SOLD OUT – CBR’s Annual Small Business Month Kickoff Networking Event @ Resident Culture Brewing
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mark your calendars! The third annual CBR Small Business Month Kickoff event will be May 1, 2019 at Resident Culture Brewing! Join us from 5:30 – 7:30PM for a relaxed evening of making connections with local entrepreneurs and small business leaders. We’ll provide appetizers and live music, all you need are your business cards!

Registration for this event has closed. We hope to see you there!

Government Contracting 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

The Government 101 course is designed to introduce small businesses to the government sales process. We will share the basics of how to prepare for local, state and federal government opportunities. This session will explore the dynamics of small business certifications and how they impact the procurement process. We will end the session with a demonstration on navigating the various electronic procurement platforms used to identify opportunities.

Seminar 1 of the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Anita Staton

Pre-registration is required.