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May
25
Thu
Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business @ Central Campus
May 25 @ 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

There is good news in North Carolina for food entrepreneurs. No longer are you required to rent expensive commercial space in order to bring your creative recipes to market. Thanks to cottage food laws you can now create a small food business in your own kitchen as long as you follow all of the rules. Sales for specialty food products have increased over 18 percent in the last three years as more consumers seek out the quality and taste of artisan products. Take advantage of this growing market and learn the intricacies of the laws that allow you to create food products at home and create a winning recipe for a successful food business. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 5/23-5/25

 

Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business Online @ Online
May 25 @ 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

There is good news in North Carolina for food entrepreneurs. No longer are you required to rent expensive commercial space in order to bring your creative recipes to market. Thanks to cottage food laws you can now create a small food business in your own kitchen as long as you follow all of the rules. Sales for specialty food products have increased over 18 percent in the last three years as more consumers seek out the quality and taste of artisan products. Take advantage of this growing market and learn the intricacies of the laws that allow you to create food products at home and create a winning recipe for a successful food business. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays Online  5/23-5/25

 

How to Find Your Customers @ Online
May 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.

May
26
Fri
Celebrating & Honoring The Vitality of Small Businesses in Charlotte @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
May 26 @ 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Celebrating & Honoring The Vitality of Small Businesses in Charlotte

As part of our one year anniversary for being open in the Charlotte Region, The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte will be celebrating Small Business Month with light snacks and refreshments in recognition of the impact and contributions that small businesses have made to the Charlotte Market and surrounding areas.  We thank and honor you, your tenacity, and your forthright ability to contribute to the growth and economic development of your community.  Please join us!   Stop-in, exchange cards, mingle and network with other business owners.

DATE:                     May 26, 2017

TIME:                     11:00am – 2:30pm

LOCATION:          9115 HARRIS CORNERS PARKWAY

                                  SUITE 125

                                  CHARLOTTE, NC 28269

May
30
Tue
Food Truck 101: A Mobile Food Business @ Central Campus
May 30 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant  industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and  gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory  requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck  operators. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 5/30-6/8. Final class meets 6-9 p.m.

May
31
Wed
So You Want to Start a Food Business? @ Small Business Center
May 31 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Get the inside scoop from Emma Cromedy, the Southern Cake Queen, on what it really takes to start a business in the food industry. Emma will share startup challenges, growing pains, and lessons she learned the hard way so you know what to expect before you launch your own venture.

Jun
1
Thu
Food Truck 101: A Mobile Food Business @ Central Campus
Jun 1 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant  industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and  gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory  requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck  operators. Occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays 5/30-6/8. Final class meets 6-9 p.m.

Networking for Business Success @ Central Campus
Jun 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Networking is more than just a social hobby. It’s all about who you know and how you utilize those relationships to build your business. Effective networking is a skill that is developed by practice and can be a very rewarding tool for business growth. Whether you are a hopeful entrepreneur or veteran business owner this is a session you can't afford to miss!

 

Jun
5
Mon
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Jun 5 @ 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

PitchBreakfast is a catalyst within the entrepreneurial community, a safe place where entrepreneurs go to connect, learn and grow.

SCHEDULE

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.

PARKING

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.

Jun
6
Tue
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ Ballantyne Center-
Jun 6 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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. *One-hour lunch break*

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