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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte

Since the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has invested in Latino-owned small businesses in the food industry.  |  View all

Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Small Business and Technology Development Center

Since the Small Business and Technology Development Center first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has unveiled the curriculum, NxLevel™ Guide to Growing Your Business, for up to 25 companies in Charlotte.  |  View all

Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: ASPIRE Community Capital

Since the ASPIRE Community Capital first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has expanded the program offering and further integrated technology into the delivery of entrepreneurial services.  |  View all

Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Since the Carolina Small Business Development Fund first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has provided more than 234 small business loans totaling over $8.9 million in capital within the City of Charlotte alone.  |  View all

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Oct
24
Sat
**VIRTUAL CHARLOTTE** Cómo Cumplir su Sueño de Hacer un Negocio en Carolina del Norte @ Virtual
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

¡Haz tu sueño una realidad! En este seminario gratuito en español, recibirá información sobre todo lo que necesita saber sobre cómo iniciar un negocio; como licencias y permisos, regulaciones estatales, opciones de financiamiento y recursos locales disponibles.

Esta orientación se ofrece gracias al apoyo del condado de Mecklenburg y bank OZK.

Para inscribirse de le click aqui: https://rb.gy/gsaevw

Oct
26
Mon
A Sip of Monday Motivation @ Instagram
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Start out your week with A Sip of Monday Motivation from Natalie Williams on Instagram Live @wbccharlotte

https://www.instagram.com/wbccharlotte/

Oct
28
Wed
NxLevel Training – Grow Your Business in 6-12 Months @ Zoom Interactive Webinar
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Over the past several months business owners have been experiencing unprecedented, challenging times. If you are a Charlotte based business owner with 10+ employees and you answer “yes” to any of these questions then this training is for you!

  • Are you interested in accelerating business turnaround?
  • Are you committed to repositioning your business for the long term?
  • Are you interested in learning strategies to revitalize your market growth?

WHAT:
NxLevel™ Training
10 Sessions (Attendance Required for All Sessions)

WHEN:
Wednesdays, August 26 – October 28
4:00-7:00pm ET

WHERE:
Interactive online via Zoom

WHO:
Up to 25 qualified participants
Tuition and materials covered by City of Charlotte Grant (No cost to qualified participants)

HOW:
Apply here by Wednesday, August 19th

View the event Flyer

Who Should Apply?

  • Charlotte-based small businesses with 10+ employees
  • Businesses fully committed to growing in the 6-12 months
  • Business owners willing to fully participate in online learning environment

What You’ll Take Away

  • Comprehensive growth plan for your business
  • Expert information on stabilization (post-COVID), job growth, and revenue/profit growth of >10%
  • Ideas and information from Subject Matter Experts on critical areas of business management, including growth management, legal, marketing & sales, finance & accounting, risk planning
  • Personalized in-depth ProfitCents financial analysis for your business
  • Relevant market research report with key data for your business sector
  • Access to an expert team of SBTDC experienced Business Counselors
**VIRTUAL CHARLOTTE** – De Idea a Proyecto: Como Construir un Plan de Acción Empresarial Efectivo @ Virtual
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

¿Tiene una idea de negocio pero no sabe si es el momento adecuado o cómo empezar? ¿Le apasiona satisfacer las necesidades de un mercado que conoce? Este seminario de emprendimiento cubre los pasos iniciales para desarrollar un plan de acción que le permitirá construir las bases de su negocio de una manera sólida y dinámica. El plan de acción también ayuda a desarrollar una estrategia eficaz para iniciar su negocio.

Esta sesión se ofrece con el apoyo de la ciudad de Charlotte y Bank of America.

Para inscribirse de le click aqui: https://rb.gy/sdlhwl

Oct
29
Thu
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Oct 29 @ 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

Maximizing the Value of Your Small Business @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Whether you are planning to sell or pass down your small business, it’s important to run the business so it gains the highest value possible. Discover how best to value your small business so that you can reap the most reward for your hard work.

Speaker(s): Joe Vangone

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
30
Fri
Did You Know Chat @ Instagram
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte will have a ‘Did You Know’ session to inform clients about information and happening with WBCC and partners.  Every Friday at 3 PM on Instagram Live @wbccharlotte

https://www.instagram.com/wbccharlotte/

Nov
2
Mon
A Sip of Monday Motivation @ Instagram
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Start out your week with A Sip of Monday Motivation from Natalie Williams on Instagram Live @wbccharlotte

https://www.instagram.com/wbccharlotte/

Nov
3
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Nov 3 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE 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 (Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:45 pm)

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 (November 10,  2020)

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 (November 17, 2020)

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 (November 24, 2020)

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)

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

 

FOWARD FOCUS FUTURE – Virtual Girl Talk Sharing Our Stories & Moving Past COVID-19 @ Webinar
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This Session is not about just talking it is about TRANSFORMATION – We are about transforming lives.

Who Should Attend Those Interested In:
• Transformation
• Gaining Insight on Resources and PIVOT Strategies
• Hearing from others and Learning Best Practices
• Strategic Business Solutions

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