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Welcome to Charlotte Business Resources.
Our goal is to connect you with the information you need to start and run a successful business. CBRbiz.com represents a community-wide collaborative effort by a network of organizations committed to working together to save you time and money by providing relevant business resources & information.
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This workshop will prepare and introduce entrepreneurs on the types of business entities recognized in NC, legal matters that can come up when running your business, and provide guidance on what to expect with the unexpected.
Opening a restaurant is hard, but fun work. Where do you start? This comprehensive course will take you step-by-step through the knowledge and processes that will make you a successful restaurateur. From creating a menu to the servers you hire, learn how to make the business enjoyable, appealing and profitable one plate at a time. Topics include the business plan, funding, choosing a site, lease negotiation, design and equipment, hiring and training.
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.
Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.
Basic computer skills & some basic accounting are required. CPCC Student log in required. Book required QuickBooks Pro Level 1
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1
Starting Your Business: Is it Right for You?
Session 1: Start-Up Basics
This Simple Steps for Starting Your Business 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, Workshop 1, is sponsored by SCORE Charlotte, a nonprofit that provides free mentoring for the small business community. The organization consists of active, semi-retired and retired business owners and executives, all volunteers.
To register, go to https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4
Already know the basics? This second level course will help you expand your QuickBooks knowledge. Delve into advanced features such as forms creation, report and graph generation, job costing, inventory, payroll and trouble shooting.
QuickBooks level 1 or 1 year of experience required.
CPCC Student log in required. Book required QuickBooks Pro Level 2.
Gain an understanding on how to use data to substantiate community needs and gain/sustain funding. Participants will learn how to design, develop and evaluate nonprofit programs using a nationally recognized program development model. This is the fourth session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion
Video is hot! For a small business owner, it’s also a powerful tool to jazz up your brand and engage more customers. This short course will teach you how to do it yourself using low cost equipment – even your own phone, and free or low-cost software. As a bonus, each student who completes the course gets 2.5 hours of professional studio time to produce your video. No experience needed
Course covers start to finish: concept, development, writing, camera operation and post-production
Lessons from two entrepreneurs on how they shifted from working in the business to working on the business. Discover what steps they took and strategies they implemented to achieve growth. Learn about the challenges they faced, how they decide which ideas are worth pursuing and which they leave by the wayside.
BEFCOR is a non-profit corporation providing business owners with long-term, fixed-rate financing for owner-occupied real estate and other fixed assets.
Carolina Business Capital (formerly Centralina Development Corporation) partners with banks to finance real estate and heavy equipment for small businesses across North Carolina.
Charlotte Business INClusion is a City of Charlotte program that seeks to increase utilization of Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises in local contracting opportunities.
The Charlotte Chamber is a membership, volunteer-led organization that creates competitive advantage by growing the economy, advocating pro-business public policies and delivering innovative programs and services.
We are a non-profit organization serving black-owned businesses in the Charlotte Mecklenburg region.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers a wide variety of resources for businesses and non-profit organizations.
The workforce development board offers services and programs to support your business’s growth potential: customized recruiting assistance, training grants for new and incumbent workers, labor market information and more.
The City of Charlotte provides business development support through a variety of services and programs.
City Startup Labs (CSL) has a mission of reimaging of African American millennials (Black Adults 18-34 yrs.) as a new class of entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Small Business Center at CPCC provides expert assistance and valuable resources to prospective and existing small business owners and non-profit organizations.
The purpose of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC) is to offer a sustainable bilingual platform of programs, events and services that engages, empowers and supports both Latino and non-Latino businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals.
Mecklenburg County oversees many business license and permit processes and seeks to increase participation of MWSBE firms in the business community.
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Charlotte Chapter, a non-profit organization established in 1985, is a professional development organization serving the Charlotte community at large.
NAWBO Charlotte is a professional organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the 42,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area.
About our Partner Prospera is an economic development, non-profit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance… Read More
SCORE counselors and mentors are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow successful businesses.
The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help and its financing affiliates provide business loans and technical support to businesses throughout the Charlotte region.
The SBTDC is here to help small business owners meet the challenges of today’s business environment – manage their ever-changing world, and plan for the future of their business…
The SBA provides a variety of assistance to small businesses including loans and loan guarantees as well as counseling and training workshops – bond guarantees and business advocacy.
About our Partner The Center for Private Business at Wake Forest University is a membership… Read More
The Employers Association is Charlotte’s premier partner for human resource solutions, helping employers build successful workplaces.
Ventureprise is a broad-based hands-on strategic effort to help high growth startups and early stage companies grow.
The Women’s Business Center provides tools and support to help women-owned businesses start and grow.