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Our goal is to connect you with the information you need to start and run a successful business. represents a community-wide collaborative effort by a network of organizations committed to working together
to save you time and money by providing relevant business resources & information.

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Branding & Marketing: “How To Build a Fierce Brand!” @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM – May 3 @ 8:30 PM

This course will include the brand framework and various strategies on what it takes to build a fierce brand and take tit to market for your audience. Additionally, provide the tools you can use to up-level your personal and business brand so that you can create the lifestyle you desire.

Business Plan Essentials @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Feeling intimidated by your business plan?  Have you been avoiding writing it?  Want to get a handle on the components that make up your business plan?….  Join us for 14 sessions of empowering you to define your business your way.  This 28hr training session will allow you to walk away with a completed plan.  SEATING IS LIMITED ONLY Registered participants for this workshop -will have access to all 14 sessions


Working the Business Model Canvas @ CPCC Levine Campus
Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.

Latin American Chamber of Commerce Café y Pastel Networking Latino Breakfast @ Manolo's Bakery
Apr 27 @ 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Description:

Networking Latino Breakfast

Hosted By

 Join us for a fun and friendly networking atmosphere and view the expansion of Manolo’s Bakery!

Manolo’s Bakery
4405 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
Free Parking
Date/Time Information:
Friday, April 27
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Contact Information:
Paula Aguilera Director of Membership 704-343-2525
Members – Free!
Non-members – $5.00
Free Parking


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- University City @ University Regional Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has resources to help you start and grow your business. ReferenceUSA, an online directory of millions of United States companies, can be used to find out who your competitors are, get valuable information for deciding on a business location, find customers if you are selling B2B, and more. If you have a profile of the person you would sell your product or service to, then using SimplyAnalytics, will give you statistics and demographic information. Your taxes have allowed the Library to provide these valuable resources at no additional cost, attend this hands-on workshop to learn how to use them to succeed in your business.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop I @ Steele Creek Library
Apr 30 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business.

2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge @ UNC Charlotte, Center City Campus
May 1 all-day
Meet and Greet: Waste Pro of North Carolina @ Solid Waste Services
May 1 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Don’t throw away this opportunity to learn how you as an MWSBE can work with Waste Pro of North Carolina.

Contract opportunities include: facilities maintenance, supplies, pest control, janitorial/cleaning services, truck wash/detail, hauling & delivery services, landscaping services, vehicle maintenance/repair/upkeep, and much more.

Reserve your ticket here.

Small Business Development Orientation – Morning Sessions @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
May 1 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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.

Understanding Cash Flow @ CPCC Central Campus Small Business Center
May 1 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

In business, cash is king and cash flow is the queen. Learn the core skill of managing cash flow in a business and discover tools that are available that can help improve the management of your cash flow.

Pre-registration required. Register now online for this free offering. This seminar will be held on the second floor of the Hall Professional Development Building in room 215.