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Wake Forest CPB and CBR Partners Give Free Tickets to Charlotte Entrepreneurs

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5 Ways to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

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How Charlotte, N.C., is Expanding Opportunities for Minority Businesses

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Win FREE Tickets to the Entrepreneur City Live Conference

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Legal Structure @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This workshop will  prepare and introduce entrepreneurs on the types of business entities recognized in NC, legal matters that can come up when running your business, and provide guidance on what to expect with the unexpected.

How to Start A Restaurant @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 215
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opening a restaurant is hard, but fun work. Where do you start? This comprehensive course will take you step-by-step through the knowledge and processes that will make you a successful restaurateur. From creating a menu to the servers you hire, learn how to make the business enjoyable, appealing and profitable one plate at a time. Topics include the business plan, funding, choosing a site, lease negotiation, design and equipment, hiring and training.

Small Business Development Orientation – Evening Sessions @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

QuickBooks 1 @ CPCC Ballantyne Center
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Basic computer skills & some basic accounting are required. CPCC Student log in required.  Book required QuickBooks Pro Level 1

Millionaire In You! @ Johnson C Smith University, Science Center
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ Hickory Grove Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1

Starting Your Business: Is it Right for You?

Session 1: Start-Up Basics

This Simple Steps for Starting Your Business 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.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop 1, is sponsored by SCORE Charlotte, a nonprofit that provides free mentoring for the small business community. The organization consists of active, semi-retired and retired business owners and executives, all volunteers.

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QuickBooks Level 2 @ CPCC Ballantyne Center
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Already know the basics? This second level course will help you expand your QuickBooks knowledge. Delve into advanced features such as forms creation, report and graph generation, job costing, inventory, payroll and trouble shooting.

QuickBooks level 1 or 1 year of experience required.

CPCC Student log in required.  Book required QuickBooks Pro Level 2.

Developing Nonprofit Programs @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 215
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

DIY Videography for Entrepreneurs @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 215
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Video is hot! For a small business owner, it’s also a powerful tool to jazz up your brand and engage more customers. This short course will teach you how to do it yourself using low cost equipment – even your own phone, and free or low-cost software. As a bonus, each student who completes the course gets 2.5 hours of professional studio time to produce your video. No experience needed

Course covers start to finish: concept, development, writing, camera operation and post-production

Tales of Growth @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 215
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Lessons from two entrepreneurs on how they shifted from working in the business to working on the business. Discover what steps they took and strategies they implemented to achieve growth. Learn about the challenges they faced, how they decide which ideas are worth pursuing and which they leave by the wayside.

Featured entrepreneurs this session will be Chris Elmore, AvidXchange and Alan Simonini, Simonini Homes