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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Aug
12
Thu
Business LaunchPad @ Virtual Event
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – Dec 16 @ 11:30 am

Business LaunchPad
[Are You Ready to Launch Your Government Contracting Portfolio?]

– W H Y Y O U S H O U L D P A R T I C I P A T E –

The Business LaunchPad is an exclusive, no cost, 16 week
program instituted and administered by Mecklenburg County’s
Office of Economic Development in facilitation partnership
with Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business
Center. The program includes classroom instruction, subject
matter experts, guest speakers, practical exercises, and
participation in ‘real-world’ workshops and events.
This progressive economic development program is created to
capitalize on the synergy and collaboration of organizational
resources and establishment of an effective toolkit for success

Space is limited. This exclusive program is sponsored by Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development and is offered free of charge in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center. This program is made possible by a grant from CLT Host 2020, Inc.

Dec
7
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
8
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Dec 8 @ 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.

3 Market Analysis Priorities to Drive Profitablity @ Online
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Developed through 30 years of studying entrepreneurial enterprises, this session brings new thinking around profitability that encompasses an inside-out-look, leading to better strategic decisions and profits. You will walk away with an analysis tool you can immediately put to use that will improve your organization’s promotional strategy, marketing concentration, price justification, operational decisions and cash flow.

Participants will learn:

  • How to analyze business offerings, market segments and geographic reach for greater profitability
  • How intangible and internal efficiency factors influence profitability
  • How to classify offerings as core, value-added or for potential elimination
  • The key factors that could shift your market segment priorities
  • How to identify geographic pockets of opportunity for competitive advantage and better strategic decisions
Dec
9
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Dec 9 @ 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.

Cómo iniciar su negocio de planificación de eventos @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

¿Le gusta organizar fiestas o eventos?
En este seminario gratuito y en español usted recibirá información compartiremos ideas y pasos importantes para crear un negocio que atraiga a individuos, familias o grupos corporativos que deseen disfrutar de una buena comida o evento social.

Esta sesión empresarial es ofrecida por Prospera, una entidad sin fines de lucro que se especializa en proveerle apoyo y consultoría sin costo a empresarios hispanos. Para más información o para registrarse, llámenos al 980-729-8273 o visite shorturl.at/fiyO2

Este seminario es ofrecido en parte por: State of North Carolina & Bank of America

Dec
14
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Dec 14 @ 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.

Dec
15
Wed
Cómo convertise en el mejor promotor de su negocio @ Virtual
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

En este seminario gratuito en español compartiremos cómo comunicarse brevemente y de forma clara para promover sus servicios o productos. Sabemos que el tiempo es oro y por eso debe aprender como ganar la atención de un cliente o inversor rápidamente.

Esta sesión empresarial es ofrecida por Prospera, una entidad sin fines de lucro que se especializa en proveerle apoyo y consultoría sin costo a empresarios hispanos. Para más información o para registrarse, llámenos al 980-729-8273 o visite shorturl.at/erCLY

Este seminario es ofrecido en parte por: State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, y Wells Fargo.

Dec
16
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Dec 16 @ 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.

Dec
21
Tue
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Dec 21 @ 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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