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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec
11
Tue
Latin American Chamber of Commerce – Holiday Tapas 2018 at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park @ Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

LACCC – Holiday Tapas 2018 at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

Event Description:
EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Location:
Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
5700 Westpark Dr,
Charlotte, NC 28217
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, December 11th
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Paula Aguilera, Director of Membership and Programs; 704-343-2525; admin@lacccharlotte.com
Fees/Admission:
$25 per Person
$40 CoupleHot Appetizers
Free Parking
Cash Bar

Latino Dance Party at 7:00 p.m. 
Dec
12
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Dec 12 @ 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.

Dec
13
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ SBA - Small Business Administration
Dec 13 @ 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

 

Dec
17
Mon
QuickBooks®: Nivel Intermedio @ Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

En este taller gratis y en español usted aprenderá cómo medir la situación financiera de su empresa por medio del programa de contabilidad QuickBooks®. Algunos tópicos específicos que se cubrirán son los siguientes: Creación efectiva de estimados, órdenes de compra y recibos, manejo y control de inventario, entre otros.

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

Dec
19
Wed
Certification: Which One is Right For Your Business @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte'
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Are you confused by all of the CERTIFICATION acronyms (DBE, MBE, SBE, WOSB, HUB). This session is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of minority, women and small business certification. Participants will learn which certification is right for their business and how to leverage it.

Dec
20
Thu
Small Business Development Orientation – Evening Sessions @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Dec 20 @ 6:00 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, financial projections, and funding opportunities.

Jan
8
Tue
Legal: What You Should Know Before Signing a Lease @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DON’T SIGN!!! BE PREPARED!! BE INFORMED!! Ready to sign a commercial real estate lease for office building, retail space, or other business use? The success or failure of your business may depend on certain terms of the lease. Participants will understand how commercial leases differ. Before you sign anything, make sure you understand the Terms & Conditions your expectations and responsibility, and the expectations of the landlord.

Jan
9
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Jan 9 @ 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.

Jan
10
Thu
8A Certification @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The program also provides access to government contracting opportunities, allowing small businesses to better compete in the federal contracting marketplace.

Small Business Resources (Online) @ Online
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

If you are just getting started or an early stage business owner this is your opportunity to learn about all the resources and nonprofit organizations that can assist you on your entrepreneurial journey. You’ll gain perspective on which resources to access at what time and also find out about services to help you manage and grow your business.

Speaker(s): Briles Johnson

Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session

Meeting number 644 965 235

Meeting password: sbcn2019

Pre-registration is required