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UPCOMING EVENTS

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May
12
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
May 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.

Como prepararse para aplicar al fondo de revitalización de restaurantes del SBA @ Virtual
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Entérese sobre los fondos disponibles para restaurantes, bares y otros establecimientos similares que hayan sido afectados por el COVID-19. El propósito de este programa es brindar apoyo a los negocios elegibles que sufrieron pérdidas de ingresos relacionadas con la pandemia.

Este seminario es presentado en parte por el Small Business Administration (SBA)

Para registrarse visite: https://bit.ly/3gHXUUx
May
13
Thu
Entrepreneur Roadmap to Starting a Business @ Webinar
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Want to start a business, but not sure of the paperwork you need or the steps you should take??? This Startup Workshop is designed to give Entrepreneurs on-site legal counsel and assistance. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with answers to their legal questions, support with filling out documents with NC Secretary of the State, and support with completing all paperwork to get your business up and running.

Speakers: Natalie Williams / Joy Ellington  / Caroline Aponte /  Ann Elmore / Raeneice Taltoan-Reed

Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
May 13 @ 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.

Referrals without asking @ Zoom webinar
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

DATE & TIME: May 13, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Zoom Webinar

Charlotte, NC, 28210

Referrals Without Asking:

Are you tired of asking for referrals with little to show for it? What if there was a way to generate referrals without asking, without paying and without manipulation? There is and in this “Referrals without Asking” workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The real definition of a referral
  • Why the “asking” advice is all there is and other old school referral triggers
  • What your sales strategy is missing if you want consistent and sustainable referrals (that you don’t ask for)
  • The ONE MUST to become referral stronger (and exactly how to do it)

About Our Instructor

Stacey Brown Randall is the multiple award-winning author of Generating Business Referrals Without Asking, host of the Roadmap to Grow Your Business podcast and national speaker. She has had the privilege of helping well-known corporations and franchises, but her focus is on small business owners, solopreneurs and sales professionals. Stacey’s programs are uniquely tailored to help you take control of your referrals, your client experience and crush your goals. Stacey has been featured in national publications like Entrepreneur magazine, Investor Business Daily, Forbes, Fox News and more. She received her Master’s in Organizational Communication and is married with three kids.

 

KEY TOPICS

Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Strategy & Planning

Registration

Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
May 13 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop
This introductory workshop focuses on the Business Start-Up Basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Business 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.
Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors at no cost to you.

TO REGISTER, GO TO https://charlotte.score.org/content/take-workshop-249

2021 Crowns of Enterprise @ Virtual Event
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Crowns of Enterprise Awards recognize and honor small businesses that demonstrate exemplary leadership and sound business strategies. We strive to acknowledge and display the hard work and resilient efforts of our local small businesses and individuals, illustrating the positive footprint, diversity and inclusion efforts, and economic impact they have on our community. The program nurtures relationship building between businesses, officials, and government agencies.

During the awards ceremony, we honor one outstanding business in each of the following categories:
Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year

  • Certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year
  • Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year
  • Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Diversity Advocate of the Year

We hope that you will join us and invite others to attend the virtual ceremony. RSVP for a virtual seat is mecknc.gov/crowns or charlottenc.gov/crowns

#crownsofenterprise

De Idea a Proyecto: Como Construir un Plan de Acción Empresarial Efectivo @ Virtual
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

¿Tiene una idea de negocio pero no sabe si es el momento adecuado o cómo empezar? ¿Le apasiona satisfacer las necesidades de un mercado que conoce? Este seminario de emprendimiento cubre los pasos iniciales para desarrollar un plan de acción que le permitirá construir las bases de su negocio de una manera sólida y dinámica. El plan de acción también ayuda a desarrollar una estrategia eficaz para iniciar su negocio.

Para registrarse visite: De Idea a Proyecto: Como Construir un Plan de Acción Empresarial Efectivo – seminario web (ncsbc.net)

May
18
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
May 18 @ 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.

May
20
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
May 20 @ 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.

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