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Jul
17
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2-#5 ($150) @ Packard Place
Jul 17 @ 5:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2 — #5 ($150.00)

Starting Your Business: Is it Right for You?

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series: Attend this comprehensive series of workshops to help you test your new business idea and get you started on the right path. Free one-to-one counseling is also part of the workshop process.

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

  • 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.

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)

https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

 

Are You Board Ready? @ New Dominion Bank
Jul 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This educational, interactive session will explore the world and impact of nonprofit board service on driving social and economic good, and personal and business pursuits. Through this session attendees will gain an understanding for:

  • The Social Good sector;
  • How Charlotte’s nonprofit community is addressing the need for more diverse boards;
  • The types of boards, Best Practices, expectations and responsibilities; and,
  • The impact of board service on your personal, career/business aspirations.

Attendees will work through a series of assessments that will allow them to:

  • Define philanthropic interests and capacities;
  • Assess key skills and assets; and
  • Plan for a life of service – setting long-term goals.

This session is for new and experienced board members, professionals and entrepreneurs, looking to gain a better understanding of nonprofit board service and/or wanting to increase the impact of their board service.

Event Admission (Member & Non-Member price; if payment is required for entry, online payment & registration will end by 12 noon the day of event, unless otherwise agreed upon)

  • NBMBAA Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $15

*Membership will be verified. Guests that are non-members must register at non-member rate.

Parking is complementary. Enter parking garage near Trader Joe’s or Best Buy. Parking is available on levels P4 thru P6. Take walkway from the parking deck to the building lobby and then take the elevator to the 5th floor.

Jul
18
Wed
Business Startup Workshop
Jul 18 @ 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

WBCC and Lawrence Wooden: Want to Start A Business, but not sure of the paperwork you need or the steps you should take???  The Startup Workshop is designed to give Entrepreneurs on-site legal counsel and assistance.  This hands-on workshop will provide participants with answers to their legal questions, support with filling out documents with NC Secretary of the State, and support with completing  all paperwork to get your business up and running. Walk away with your startup documents in hand.

Latin American Chamber of Commerce – Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Luis Lobo, EVP- Manager Multicultural Banking BB&T @ Foundation for the Carolinas
Jul 18 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Event Description:

 

LACCC Luncheon

Keynote Speaker

Luis Lobo,
EVP – Manager Multicultural Banking, BB&T

“Our Multicultural Future Is Now!”


Biography

 
A. A brief 400 year history of American  immigration.
B. The growth of the South, notably NC.
C. The Post-Millennial impact into 2038.
D. Financial knowledge becomes the great equalizer in a digital world.

 

 Exclusive Luncheon Sponsor

Event Media:
Location:

Foundation for the Carolinas
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

$5.00 Parking voucher provided for
Hearst Tower parking deck ONLY

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
LACCC Director of Membership and Programs Paula Aguilera 704-343-2525
Fees/Admission:

$20.00 Members
$35.00 Non-Members

$40.00 At the Door

Deadline registration: Monday, July 16, 2018

Please register now!

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ Charlotte Main Library
Jul 18 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1

Is Starting a Business Right for You

Session 1: Start-Up Basics

Starting Your Business: This introductory 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.

Starting Your Business Workshops are sponsored by Charlotte SCORE, a nonprofit organization of volunteer mentors who are active or retired business owners and executives.

Startup Basics, Workshop #1, is FREE.

https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

Introduction to Business Finance/ Introducción a las Finanzas del Negocio (in Spanish)  @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

In this class, we cover some of the basics of small business accounting and financial management. We will discuss topics such as bookkeeping options and understanding financial statements. En esta clase hablaremos de los principios básicos de cómo llevar la contabilidad en su negocio, cómo mantener sus libros y entender los estados financieros.

Jul
19
Thu
Small Business Development Orientation – Evening Sessions @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 19 @ 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.

Jul
24
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2-#5 ($150) @ Packard Place
Jul 24 @ 5:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2 — #5 ($150.00)

Starting Your Business: Is it Right for You?

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series: Attend this comprehensive series of workshops to help you test your new business idea and get you started on the right path. Free one-to-one counseling is also part of the workshop process.

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

  • 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.

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)

https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

 

Jul
25
Wed
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ SBA - Small Business Administration
Jul 25 @ 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1

Is Starting a Business Right for You

 Session 1: Start-Up Basics

Starting Your Business: This introductory 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, Start-Up Basics, is sponsored by SCORE Charlotte, a nonprofit organization and partner of the SBA. SCORE consists of all volunteers, both active and retired, who are experienced business owners and executives.

This Introductory Workshop is free.

To register, go to https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

 

Jul
26
Thu
Gray Classic Business Roundtable @ Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Gray Classic Business Roundtable is the highly most anticipated Business Roundtable of the year. The Gray Classic Business Roundtable is part of a four day event to raise community awareness and money to support the mentoring efforts of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte.

This year the Business Roundtable will be conducted as a split panel and featuring business owners who will be discussing and providing insights and strategies for positioning your business for growth and sustainability, and how important growth businesses are for driving economic mobility. The Roundtable will be moderated by community leaders who support the corporate and business communities.

This event is FREE to attend. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Gray Classic and we are requesting individual donations of $10 to support the mentoring efforts of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!

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