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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jan
23
Sat
Is Starting a business right for you? SCORE virtual workshop @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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

Jan
25
Mon
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required.

Basic computer skills are required.

  • Create a chart of accounts
  • Enter bills
  • Enter checks
  • Record invoices
  • Deal with a couple of financial reports.
Identifying your prospective customers and keeping them @ Zoom webinar, login credentials provided upon registration
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This LIVE Stream is part 3 of 4 in the Marketing and Technology Series. All presentations in this series are FREE and once registering, you will receive the Zoom link information for all four LIVE Streams.

This free LIVE Stream presentation will introduce you to the various ways you can develop an effective and meaningful prospective customer profile for either your existing or conceptual business. This process involves understanding WHO your customers are and WHY they should be attracted to your business. You will learn how to create social media avatars to your customer personae. Included is how you can create an ongoing and affordable customer research program that will allow you to effectively grow your business.

Jan
26
Tue
How to start a non-profit @ Zoom webinar, login credentials provided upon registartion
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Starting and growing a nonprofit business can be a wonderful way to give back to your community and help those in need; however, it does not start with just an idea. There are specific actions that must be taken to launch your nonprofit.

This Live Online Workshop provides an overview of what is needed to form a nonprofit and specifically provides information for planning, structuring, managing, and financially sustaining a nonprofit organization.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Legally structure a nonprofit
  • Develop a board and remain compliant
  • Develop a nonprofit budget
  • Research and source grants
  • Market their nonprofit

 

Is Starting a business right for you? SCORE virtual workshop @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jan 26 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 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

Jan
27
Wed
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required.

Basic computer skills are required.

  • Create a chart of accounts
  • Enter bills
  • Enter checks
  • Record invoices
  • Deal with a couple of financial reports.
Small business cybersecurity lunch and learn @ Zoom webinar, login credentials provided upon registration
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The SBA and FTC partnered together to produce cyber guidance designed for small businesses. Our business-leader focused presentation will dive into these topics explaining how to leverage this practical and pragmatic guidance to help protect businesses from cyber-attacks.

 

  • What does the SBA say are the most likely cyber attacks and how do you protect your business from these?
  • Why businesses should focus on the cyber basics such as encryption, user management, and backups?
  • If you have partners that touch your data or systems – such as hosted email, outsource HR, or managed IT – how do you best protect yourself?
  • What are the best ways to protect your email system?
  • Discuss the broad range of cyber protections including insurance, physical security, and user education.

 

**VIRTUAL CHARLOTTE** – QuickBooks®: Nivel Intermedio @ Virtual
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

En este taller usted aprenderá cómo medir la situación financiera de su empresa por medio del programa de contabilidad QuickBooks®. Además, aprenderá sobre otros temas cómo: creación efectiva de estimados, órdenes de compra y recibos, manejo de inventario, y más.

NOTA: Este taller es recomendado para participantes con un manejo básico del programa de QuickBooks®.

Esta sesión es ofrecida gracias al apoyo de Wells Fargo y City of Charlotte.

Para registrarse haga clic aqui: https://rb.gy/werq6l

Jan
28
Thu
Analice sus fortalezas, debilidades, oportunidades y amenazas @ Zoom webinar, login details provided upon registration
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Recuerda la última vez que usted documentó sus fortalezas y debilidades, y analizó sus oportunidades y amenazas? Después de Covid-19 muchas de esas premisas han cambiado. Este es el momento de hacer su análisis nuevamente. Equipados con ese conocimiento y trabajando en equipo es como se logra una buena tormenta de ideas. Usted va a comprobar sus premisas, cuestionará sus propias ideas, y podrá considerar cuándo y cómo hacer un giro en su negocio y trabajar en el desarrollo del mejor camino a seguir.

 

5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Click here to register.

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