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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jan
24
Mon
CPA y Abogados: Aliados para su negocio @ Virtual
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registró ya su negocio? Conoce los pasos para evitar problemas legales o con el IRS? Ha tenido la oportunidad de ser asesorado por un profesional en derecho empresarial o contabilidad? En este seminario gratis y en español, le explicaremos el valor de tener a un Contador público o un abogado empresarial para estructurar su negocio efectivamente.

Esta sesión se ofrece con el apoyo de AT&T y Bank of America

Para registrarse haga clic en el enlace: http://shorturl.at/pEN37

Jan
25
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book a 1-hour time slot for a 1-on-1 video call with a librarian! Learn how you can access the library’s online business resources including directories, databases with demographics, mapping tools, market and industry reports, and more. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar, select “Business Development” and pick a date. You’ll be sent a zoom link for the meeting.

Running a Bakery Biz: Working the Dough @ Online - hosted by South Piedmont Community College
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s time to pull out the KitchenAid or Hobart mixer and bring the dough together. This is where all your plans, theories and assumptions succeed masterfully or fail epically. But you are an entrepreneur, you don’t cry in the batter and give up! You figure out how to adjust to stay nimble, make money and stay top of mind with your customers, and outpace the competition. This is the final session of a three-part series. Register for one or all of the sessions and go from ready, set, bake!

Speaker: Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner, Beyond Decadence, Inc.

Maria C. Kemp is Pastry Chef/Owner of Beyond Decadence, Inc. She spent over two decades working as an IT Consultant for Fortune 100 companies, but later transitioned to full-time pastry school student to attend the prestigious French Pastry School’s L’Art de la Patisserie program in Chicago. She brought Beyond Decadence in North Carolina as a pop-up bakery, but morphed into an online artisan bakery with nationwide shipping and private virtual baking experiences ideal for private events or corporate team-building. She has won several pitch competitions, awards from the City of Charlotte, $10,000 website redesign courtesy of Marcus Lemonis, and has been featured on TV, radio, podcasts, and a magazine cover.

Jan
26
Wed
Equitable small business series @ Zoom
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Equitable Small Business Series

 

In this first event, participants will learn about;

1) the small business environment

2) four main areas of concern for small business and protection strategies for each

3) benefits of business planning and five tips on getting started

4) Equitable Advisors and small business

Presenter will be:

Matt Foxhall, Equitable Carolinas East Region EVP

 

https://charlotte.score.org/event/equitable-small-business-series-1-jan-26-2022

 

Jan
27
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book a 1-hour time slot for a 1-on-1 video call with a librarian! Learn how you can access the library’s online business resources including directories, databases with demographics, mapping tools, market and industry reports, and more. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar, select “Business Development” and pick a date. You’ll be sent a zoom link for the meeting.

Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Jan 27 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop
This introductory workshop focuses on the Business Start-Up Basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Business 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/content/take-workshop-249

Developing a Business Plan @ Online - hosted by South Piedmont Community College
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy.

Speaker: Matt Villmer, Attorney & Managing Partner, Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A.

Feb
1
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book a 1-hour time slot for a 1-on-1 video call with a librarian! Learn how you can access the library’s online business resources including directories, databases with demographics, mapping tools, market and industry reports, and more. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar, select “Business Development” and pick a date. You’ll be sent a zoom link for the meeting.

Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Feb 1 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Virtual Workshop Series #2 — #5 

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept 

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 

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

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 

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)Registration:  The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

Zoom virtual workshop, login information provided upon registration:

Registration: https://charlotte.score.org/event/simple-steps-starting-your-business-workshop-series-2-5-jan-2022

 

 

NAWBO Charlotte February Signature Meeting @ Brewers at 4001 Yancey
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in February for our monthly Signature Meeting! Information on our featured speaker and registration can be found on our website. We hope to see you there!

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