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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Latin American Chamber of Commerce of CharlotteSince 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 CenterSince 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
Our Mid-Week Lunch Spotlight platform is designed:
1. To bring up-to-date information to our listeners, clients, customers, and community
2. Have conversation about the most pressing issues which right now is COVID-19
3. To bring resources, solutions, and strategies to the small business community in a tangible way that eradicates misconceptions of minority businesses being valid
4. To highlight our community leaders and partners and the work they do that brings VALUE to our economy
Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.
Topic: WBCC Supply Chain Management: Module 2 Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment
Develop streamline manufacturing and order fulfilment know-how for small quick-win opportunities and large game-changing projects to maximize revenue potential and profitability. This cohort program delivers the supply chain foundation needed to tackle key activities from client management to mass production. Participants gain industry insight and simplify execution of the same supply chain tactics of Fortune 1000 organization with a lot more budget.
Cohort objectives are to help participant:
A. Identify resources needed and/or current utilization of resources and business partners to get business and develop in-house or outsourced manufacturing and distribution strategies
B. Gain exposure to free off-the-shelf or low-cost customizable software to help enable customer service management, project management, purchasing activities, sales tax, and more
C. Realize methods to maintain cost controls and product or service offering integrity while in launch and growth stages
D. Learn when and how to invest in scaling the business or creating successful joint partnerships
E. Establish leadership oversight, processes, and controls to limit liability and preserve brand value
Systems Utilization Plan
Job Cost & Budget Templates
Partnership SOW Agreement Templates
Customized Workflow Backdown Structure Outline
¿Tienes experiencia en construcción? ¿Ha tenido un negocio de construcción y desea abrir uno en Carolina del Norte? Este seminario gratuito en español esta dirigido a personas con experiencia en el área de la construcción y que quieran iniciar una empresa para competir por contratos o subcontratos.
Este seminario se ofrece gracias al apoyo del Kauffman Foundation, el estado de Carolina del Norte y NC Idea.
Para registrarse haga clic aquí: https://rb.gy/6dewcz
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
Start out your week with A Sip of Monday Motivation from Natalie Williams on Instagram Live @wbccharlotte
Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.
Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business
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
Franchise Ownership Workshop presented by FranNet and SCORE Charlotte
Considering business ownership? Ready to leave employment behind? Want to start a business while employed?
This No Cost event is for anyone that wants to:
create their own corporate ladder; start a business while employed; enjoy career independence; build equity in their own business; learn about franchises expanding in their markets; hear about business financing options
Presentations: by experts in the franchise industry
Panel Discussions: ask questions of and get the answers you need from our panel of local franchise owners and franchise industry experts
In this workshop, women entrepreneurs will learn why momentum is important in every stage of your business, why it must be maintained for the duration of your business, and how to master momentum in order to increase forward motion in your business.
• Identify the difference between being productive vs. busy and the importance of ongoing productivity
• How to set clear and concise daily goals that keep the momentum high in your business
• Mastering a “Momentum Mindset” (including eliminating toxic thoughts and creating empowering affirmations)
• Eliminating energy drains (things that are left undone, incomplete, or unresolved)
• How to avoid burnout and decreased momentum by getting laser focused on one objective at a time instead of multitasking
• The urgency of staying connected to sources of “fuel” in your journey (communities of like-minded people who elevate and accelerate your growth)
• Incorporating discipline and time awareness strategies in order to increase momentum
• Learning to celebrate both risks & wins to boost your confidence
• Staying curious and exploring creative new ideas in your business
• Including self-care & rejuvenation as a mandatory part of your journey to maintain momentum
• Reminding yourself of the “proof” you already have to stay energized about your next level of success (5-Day #IAmEnoughChallenge)
Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Wood
PitchBreakfast is a catalyst within the entrepreneurial community, a safe place where entrepreneurs go to connect, learn and grow.
8:00 AM Networking + Breakfast
8:15 AM Pitches
9:15 AM Networking
PitchBreakfast is the second Wednesday of every month at Packard Place, 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), Charlotte, NC 28202.
2 to 4 companies have 5 minutes (with slides) to present their ideas followed by 10 minutes of feedback from our expert panelists and then a Q+A with the audience.
Once a quarter, we host IDEA Pitch, for the select pitchsters from PitchBreakfast. 2 to 4 companies have 2 minutes (no slides) to present their ideas followed by 15 minutes of feedback from IDEA Fund Partners.
Breakfast and coffee is provided, courtesy of our sponsors.
Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), just 3 blocks from the Lynx Blue Line 3rd Street/Convention Center stop.
Parking is available on the street around Packard Place and at many affordable parking decks shown on the map.
¿Quieres ser dueño de un restaurante, cafetería o food truck? ¿Te gusta organizar fiestas y eventos? En este seminario gratuito en español compartiremos ideas y pasos importantes para crear un negocio que atraiga a individuos, familias y grupos para disfrutar de una buena comida o un evento social.
Este seminario se ofrece gracias al apoyo del Kauffman Foundation, Bank of America y NC Idea.
Para registrarse haga clic aquí: https://rb.gy/lugxo6
BEFCOR is a non-profit corporation providing business owners with long-term, fixed-rate financing for owner-occupied real estate and other fixed assets.
Carolina Business Capital (formerly Centralina Development Corporation) partners with banks to finance real estate and heavy equipment for small businesses across North Carolina.
The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance is a membership, volunteer-led organization that creates competitive advantage by growing the economy, advocating pro-business public policies and delivering innovative programs and services.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers a wide variety of resources for businesses and non-profit organizations.
The workforce development board offers services and programs to support your business’s growth potential: customized recruiting assistance, training grants for new and incumbent workers, labor market information and more.
The City of Charlotte provides business development support through a variety of services and programs.
City Startup Labs (CSL) has a mission of reimaging of African American millennials (Black Adults 18-34 yrs.) as a new class of entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Central Piedmont Corporate Learning Center provides training and development opportunities for businesses and organizations. They offer hundreds of courses and hands-on programs, all of which can be customized to meet each entrepreneur’s needs.
The Small Business Center at CPCC provides expert assistance and valuable resources to prospective and existing small business owners and non-profit organizations.
The purpose of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC) is to offer a sustainable bilingual platform of programs, events and services that engages, empowers and supports both Latino and non-Latino businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals.
Mecklenburg County oversees many business license and permit processes and seeks to increase participation of MWSBE firms in the business community.
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Charlotte Chapter, a non-profit organization established in 1985, is a professional development organization serving the Charlotte community at large.
NAWBO Charlotte is a professional organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the 42,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area.
About our Partner Prospera is an economic development, non-profit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance… Read More
SCORE counselors and mentors are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow successful businesses.
The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help and its financing affiliates provide business loans and technical support to businesses throughout the Charlotte region.
The SBTDC is here to help small business owners meet the challenges of today’s business environment – manage their ever-changing world, and plan for the future of their business…
The SBA provides a variety of assistance to small businesses including loans and loan guarantees as well as counseling and training workshops – bond guarantees and business advocacy.
About our Partner The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University is a membership… Read More
The Employers Association is Charlotte’s premier partner for human resource solutions, helping employers build successful workplaces.
Ventureprise is a broad-based hands-on strategic effort to help high growth startups and early stage companies grow.