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The City of Charlotte's AMP Up! Charlotte program prepares minority business entrepreneurs for growth and expansion through business development services, mentoring, targeting training, and access to large corporations for contract and procurement opportunities.  |  View all
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jun
24
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book a 1-hour time slot for a 1-on-1 video call with a librarian! Learn how you can access the library’s online business resources including directories, databases with demographics, mapping tools, market and industry reports, and more. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar, select “Business Development” and pick a date. You’ll be sent a zoom link for the meeting.

53 Ideas: Figuring Out Your Financials @ Online
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You have a great idea but how do you know if it can make money? You need to figure out your financials! Learn how to develop a startup budget, an income statement and calculate the break-even point. When starting it can be difficult to make assumptions and projections but this session will help to minimize the guesswork and maximize accuracy.

Speaker: Dan Gotte

5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Jun 24 @ 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.

5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Online
Jun 24 @ 5:00 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, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Jun
29
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book a 1-hour time slot for a 1-on-1 video call with a librarian! Learn how you can access the library’s online business resources including directories, databases with demographics, mapping tools, market and industry reports, and more. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar, select “Business Development” and pick a date. You’ll be sent a zoom link for the meeting.

Is Crowdfunding right for my business? @ Zoom webinar
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Is Crowdfunding right for my business?

Tuesday, June 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Crowdfunding is a new source of business funding as well as a way to get pre-sales of your products. This is a new and fast growing area that allows small businesses and average investors to get involved in an area that was previously open only to very large businesses and wealthy investors. Find out how crowdfunding works and if it is right for you. We will review and compare the five forms of crowdfunding and also compare crowdfunding to traditional methods of financing.

The methods discussed will include:

  • Donation-based Crowdfunding
  • Rewards-based (or Affinity) Crowdfunding
  • Debt Crowdfunding
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Revenue Sharing Crowdfunding

 

KEY TOPICS

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans/Startup Assistance Financing/Capital

Registration: https://charlotte.score.org/event/crowdfunding-right-my-business-6

Jun
30
Wed
Learn the Basics of Google Ads – Grow With Google @ Zoom webinar
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t Miss This Official Grow With Google Marketing Webinar Designed to Grow Your Business in 2021!

 

Times are challenging. We want to help. SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Public Library have partnered with the official Grow With Google team to present this special marketing webinar designed to continue to grow your business in 2021.

 

In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads.

 

In this session we’ll talk about:

How to create an account and set up an ad campaign

How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions

How to measure success

Led by Grow With Google Speaker and Trainer Demming Bass, this is a “can’t miss” webinar customized for local businesses and nonprofits including additional ideas and strategies on how to market online during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

 

KEY TOPICS

Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Technology

 

Registration

Jul
1
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book a 1-hour time slot for a 1-on-1 video call with a librarian! Learn how you can access the library’s online business resources including directories, databases with demographics, mapping tools, market and industry reports, and more. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar, select “Business Development” and pick a date. You’ll be sent a zoom link for the meeting.

WBCC Nonprofit Series: Nonprofit Financial Basics @ Online
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Developing a financially healthy nonprofit is key to creating sustainability. This webinar provides information on basic financial requirements that impact nonprofit operation. Participants will learn the stages of Nonprofit Growth & Development, board fiduciary duties, and nonprofit budgeting concepts.

53 Ideas: Developing the Pitch @ Online
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

So you understand what a pitch is and its necessary components. The next step is developing your unique pitch and building out a pitch deck.

Juan Garzon Headshot Speaker: Juan Garzon, Executive Director, Pitch Breakfast & Executive Director, Innovate Charlotte

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