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Aug
17
Thu
SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business — Univ City Regional Library @ University City Regional Library
Aug 17 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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

ABC’s of Small Business Orientation @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Aug 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ABC’s Small Business Orientation

WBCC  will deliver – A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market.  The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, financial projections, and funding opportunities.

Funding Your Business @ CPCC Central Campus
Aug 17 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.

Aug
19
Sat
Queen City Entrepreneurs’ Conference @ Phillip O' Berry Academy of Technology
Aug 19 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Queen City Entrepreneurs’ Conference is hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Society, Inc./Rho Psi Omega Chapter & RPO, Inc. SCORE Charlotte is a Strategic Partner of this event along with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte. The Premier Sponsor is Bank of America.

f you’re a woman interested in starting her own business or you currently own a business and you need resources and information to grow and move your venture forward, join like-minded individuals for networking, information sharing and innovative ideas at our Queen City Entrepreneurs’ Conference.

Hear from women entrepreneurs and experts during informative workshops, presentations and panel discussions. You’ll also have a chance to visit with vendors that provide goods and services to business owners.

This informative day will include a panel discussion where successful women business owners will share their personal stories of challenges and success. Attendees will enjoy workshops focused on developing a business plan, how to use digital marketing and social media to promote your business, and the unique challenges of women business owners. The afternoon includes a general session about the current state and future of small businesses in today’s political and economic climate. Throughout the day you’ll have time to network with current and aspiring entrepreneurs and visit with vendors that provide goods and services to small business owners. Breakfast and lunch are included in registation.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Connect and network with other business owners
  • Learn how to develop your Business Model Canvas for success
  • Receive practical advice and learn valuable strategies and tactics
  • Discuss strategies for overcoming challenges faced by women business owners
  • Have your business challenges, concerns and questions discussed in an open forum
  • Find out what it takes to build a thriving and profitable business
  • Gain ideas on how to fund, launch and grow your business

For more information, contact us at qcec@rhopsiomega.org or call Valerie Vanderhall at 704-737-7644

Quickbooks Training Sessions @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Aug 19 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Feeling intitdimated by your financial documents? Have you been avoiding your financial reports and numbers?  Want to get a handle on the reports the Banks need? Let us help you discover how you can manage and maintain a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting.  Join us for this hands-on customized 15 (hr.) training session that will allow you to take back control of your business through your most valuable resource – YOUR INCOME.  This 15hr course is designed to teach you:

1. Bookkeeping Concepts –

A.What is a T-Account and how do  I use that in my business

B. What does my legal structure have to do with my business

C. COG, and much more

2. How to set up your Company in QuickBooks

A. Learn how to set up your Charts of Accounts

B. Get hands-on help with setting up customer transactions

C. Learn how to use inventory, and much more

3. Customer Transactions

A. Invoicing, Receivables, Making Deposit,

B.Sales Tax,

C.POS Systems, and much more

4.Vendor Transaction

A.Learn how to structure your AP (Auto/Manual)

B.How to pay and get discounts

C.Safety & risk management, and much more

5.Reconciling your books

A.Reconciliation of your Bank Account

B.How to Read your Financial Statements & review your business

C.Reports – P&L/ Balance Sheets/Cash flow, and much more

Aug
22
Tue
Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business @ CPCC Harris Campus
Aug 22 @ 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

There is good news in North Carolina for food entrepreneurs. No longer are you required to rent expensive commercial space in order to bring your creative recipes to market. Thanks to cottage food laws you can now create a small food business in your own kitchen as long as you follow all of the rules. Sales for specialty food products have increased over 18 percent in the last three years as more consumers seek out the quality and taste of artisan products. Take advantage of this growing market and learn the intricacies of the laws that allow you to create food products at home and create a winning recipe for a successful food business. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 8/22-8/24

 

Surety Bond Guarantee Program @ SBA North Carolina District Office
Aug 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Learn how an SBA Surety Bond Guarantee can help your small business obtain bid, performance, and payment bonds during a special training session in Charlotte!

We Open the Doors to Bonding – SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program Overview


Date:
  Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time:   1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  SBA North Carolina District Office, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28210

Presenter: Jennifer Bledsoe, SBA Underwriting Marketing Specialist, SBA HQ Washington, DC

Please reserve your seat before Friday, August 18, by contacting Erin Connell at 704-344-6590 or erin.connell@sba.gov

Aug
23
Wed
Your Small Business Taxes @ online
Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.

Aug
24
Thu
Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business @ CPCC Harris Campus
Aug 24 @ 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

There is good news in North Carolina for food entrepreneurs. No longer are you required to rent expensive commercial space in order to bring your creative recipes to market. Thanks to cottage food laws you can now create a small food business in your own kitchen as long as you follow all of the rules. Sales for specialty food products have increased over 18 percent in the last three years as more consumers seek out the quality and taste of artisan products. Take advantage of this growing market and learn the intricacies of the laws that allow you to create food products at home and create a winning recipe for a successful food business. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 8/22-8/24

 

SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business — SBA @ SBA Office
Aug 24 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you learn 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.

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