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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!

The Basic Principle of Business Marketing/ Los Principios Básicos de Mercadeo del Negocio (in Spanish)  @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This session focuses on some of the basics of marketing your small business, such as identifying and reaching your target market and establishing the right price. Los Principios Básicos de Mercadeo del Negocio En esta sesión aprenderá estrategias de mercadeo y promoción para su negocio, cómo reconocer y llegar a su mercado objetivo y cómo establecer el precio correcto.

Jul
27
Fri
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte Café y Pastel – Networking Latino Breakfast at Sam’s Club Matthews @ Sam's Club Mattews
Jul 27 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Name: LACCC Café y Pastel – Networking Latino Breakfast at Sam’s Club Matthews
Date: July 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
Event Description:
Every month the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte organizes networking events to bring together the Latino and Non-Latino business community. We focus on promoting small businesses and corporations that are interested in expanding their offerings to the Latino community.

LACCC CAFÉ Y PASTEL
Networking Latino Breakfast

Hosted By

Great food, connections, raffles and more!

Location:
Sam’s Club
1801 Windsor Square Dr.
Matthews, NC 28105
Date/Time Information:
Friday, July 27, 2018
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Contact Information:
Register online or call (704) 343-2525
Fees/Admission:
Members – Free!
Non-members – $5.00
Free ParkingDeadline registration on July 26 at 12:00 pm
Jul
30
Mon
HOW TO CREATE STABILITY AND GROWTH FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS @ Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

NOTE: This seminar will be provided in Spanish only.

Are you a small business owner and don’t see a steady growth in sales? Are you overwhelmed with daily operations and processes that don’t let you focus on scaling your business? This free seminar in Spanish is designed to explain in simple terms how to do a self-assessment of your business’ operations and how to start increasing the effectiveness of your employees and yours as a business owner.

Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte – Seminario de Prospera “Como Crear Estabilidad Operativa y Crecimiento en su Negocio” @ LACCC OFFICE
Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Seminario de Prospera “Cómo Crear Estabilidad Operativa y Crecimiento en su Negocio”

 
Date: July 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM7:30 PM EDT
Event Description:

       Para Registrarse favor llamar a Jose Alvarez al 980-729-8273

“En Colaboración con Prospera”

Contact Information
Jose Alvarez, Assistant Vice – President
980-729-8273

 

Location:
Oficinas de la Cámara Latino Americana de Comercio de Charlotte
145 C Scaleybark Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Date/Time Information:
Lunes, 30 de Julio  6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Contact Information:
Jose Alvarez, Assistant Vice President PROSPERA. 980-729-8273
Fees/Admission:
GRATIS!
Jul
31
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2-#5 ($150) @ Packard Place
Jul 31 @ 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

 

Empowerment within Your Company’s Culture @ Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
Jul 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for this interactive and provocative session which will respectfully challenge your way of thinking and guide you through understanding, assessing and navigating your company’s culture for career success. In this session you will:

  • Define career success
  • Develop environmental awareness in relation to your learning curve
  • Break down the elements of “contentment”
  • Develop strategies and tactics for taking control of your career and achieving long-term success

At the end of this session you will be empowered and equipped to take more ownership of your career and be able to align, create and/or influence the desired culture within your organization or business. Doug’s unique take on success extends beyond a “job”, but is rooted in seeking fulfillment. Be it in Corporate America, a small – mid-size business environment or in an entrepreneurial / small business owner capacity, you will leave with new tools that will propel your life to a more holistic success.

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):

Wake Forest University Graduate Students: Free

NBMBAA CLT Members: $15
* Membership will be verified.

Non-NBMBAA Members: $25

Aug
1
Wed
One Million Cups @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 215
Aug 1 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

1 Million Cups Charlotte is a vibrant community that meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month to improve their companies, increase visibility and gain feedback.

About 1 Million Cups

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

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