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UPCOMING EVENTS

Title 

Apr
13
Mon
Developing Nonprofit Programs (online) @ Online
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Gain an understanding on how to use data to substantiate community needs and gain/sustain funding. Participants will learn how to design, develop and evaluate nonprofit programs using a nationally recognized program development model. This is the fourth session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting LLC

Pre-registration required. Register to attend online at this time

Apr
14
Tue
Small Business Development Overview / Business Financials @ Online
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Small Business Development Overview / Business Financials

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s):  Sonya Miller-Ray  / Jules Monroe

Risk Management: Get Real, Get Right, Get Results (online) @ Online
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

When big events or natural disasters come to town, it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with the risks that could affect your business. Learn where to look for risks and how to create and implement a risk management program to make informed decisions for your small business.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online only at this time

Apr
16
Thu
Where Do I Start? Website Planning 101 @ Online
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Where Do I Start? Website Planning 101

A website is a necessity for entrepreneurs. Learn terminology and the type of website that best fit your business and industry. Participants will walk way with the tools needed to choose a domain name and how to deploy their website successfully.

Speaker(s):  Linda Hughes

Branding Your Business (online) @ Online
Apr 16 @ 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 required Register to attend online  only at this time

Apr
20
Mon
Improving Nonprofit Impact through Technology (online) @ Online
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Topic: Nonprofit

Learn how nonprofits can effectively utilize web and email communications, online fundraising tools, and mobile and social media. Participants will learn about technology trends that assist the nonprofit organization in operating more efficiently and have a greater community impact. This is the third session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting LLC

Pre-registration required

Register to attend online only at this time

NAWBO Spring Membership Drive Event @ Toscana
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come mingle at a fantastic SouthPark restaurant, meet some of our Members, and learn more about what NAWBO Membership can offer you. We are offering special discounts in honor of our 45th Anniversary until the end of April – Sign up and get $45 off your Joiners Fee!

Apr
21
Tue
Cracking the Code of Crisis Management (online) @ Online
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

It’s not if it’s when. As a business owner, you want to avoid crisis but despite your best efforts they are bound to occur. Don’t wait until a crisis strikes. Prepare now to reduce the impact on your business. In this seminar, you will define what a crisis is for your company, the key players needed during a crisis, and how to maintain your reputation in real-time.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online  at this time

Apr
23
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 1 (online) @ Online
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

The business world is full of unexpected surprises and those who learn to use their Emotional Intelligence to navigate through them have been known to have long-term success. This workshop is designed to increase your self-awareness in your role as an entrepreneur, improve your ability to communicate under pressure and help you focus on solutions to bounce back more quickly. You will learn to recognize the emotions of others and use that data to respond, rather than react under pressure.

Speaker(s): Mic Alexander, Image Wealth Management

Pre-registration required Register to attend online at this time

Apr
27
Mon
Nonprofit Financial Basics (online) @ Online
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Discover the basic financial requirements that impact nonprofit operation. Learn best practices in board fiduciary duties, budgeting basics and yearly financial reporting requirements. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting

Pre-registration required Register to attend online  at this time

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