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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
18
Mon
Quickbooks Level 2 @ CPCC Harris Campus Bldg 2 Room 2121
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Create and edit reports and graphs
  • Understand tracking and paying taxes with QuickBooks
  • Understand estimating and job costing
  • Understand the payroll function
Feb
19
Tue
Modernize Your Small Business in the Cloud @ Microsoft Store at SouthPark Mall
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discover new ways to boost your productivity while modernizing your small business in the cloud. This event will allow you a chance to network with other local small business owners and entrepreneurs. Participants will learn to go paperless, communicate more efficiently, increase their impact, stay more secure, and collaborate with confidence in security of your data and devices.

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ SBA
Feb 19 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?  

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

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.

Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors at no cost to you.

TO REGISTER, GO TO https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

 

AMP Up! Open House @ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn About AMP Up! At Our Upcoming Open House!

Are you ready to UP your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? The City of Charlotte is launching the second AMP Up! Charlotte cohort in partnership with the Charlotte Douglas Airport to prepare minority business owners for contracting opportunities with the Airport and other Anchor institutions. The City of Charlotte is growing and expanding every day and so is our Airport.

AMP Up! will teach business skills, connect you with other entrepreneurs, and give you access to new networks to broaden opportunities. We will also help you develop a 3-year Strategic Growth Action Plan – a roadmap to grow your business. If you are a developing minority owned business, you are highly encouraged to apply for AMP Up!

Basic eligibility requirements:

  • Ethnic minority business owner with 51% or greater ownership of the business
  • $175,000+ in annual revenues
  • One other employee beside the business owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 2 years

Attend our Open House to learn more about AMP Up!  Dinner and parking validation will be provided.

Space for the AMP Up! class is limited to 20 ethnic-minority business owners, apply by Friday, March 15th by visiting www.interise.org/amp-up-charlotte

Basic Accounting w/ Quickbooks @ CPCC Central Campus Levine Technology 3120
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required. Basic computer skills are required.
     

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Create a chart of accounts
  • Enter bills
  • Enter checks
  • Record invoices
  • Deal with a couple of financial reports.
Bidding and Managing Federal Contracts @ CPCC Central Capus Hall Bldg Room 215
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

The federal government is the biggest customer in the world. Whether you are taking your first steps or looking to expand your footprint, you cannot afford to overlook the federal government. Using a structured approach, our expert will guide you through the ins and outs of federal contracting. Get the inside scoop on what is important and what works in the bidding process. Gather the knowledge to develop a successful marketing and sales plan to make you one step closer to winning that contract.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • understanding of the key steps in government bidding.
  • be able to market your company to contracting agents.
  • navigate prior-awards to gain pricing knowledge.
  • know the websites that are most helpful.
Feb
20
Wed
Business Startup Workshop @ South Piedmont Community College
Feb 20 @ 10:00 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. Walk away with your startup documents in hand. Bring your laptop and form of payment to complete business registration on-site.

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Charlotte Main Library
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?  

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

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.

Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors at no cost to you.

TO REGISTER, GO TO https://charlotte.score.org/local-workshops-4

 

Crowdfunding @ CPCC Central Campus, Hall Bldg. Room 215
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Have you wondered if a crowdfunding campaign could work for your your startup? Find out what crowd funding is, how it works and what types of businesses it is best suited for.

Speaker(s): Louis Foreman

Pre-registration is required

Quickbooks Level 2 @ CPCC Harris Campus Bldg 2 Room 2121
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Create and edit reports and graphs
  • Understand tracking and paying taxes with QuickBooks
  • Understand estimating and job costing
  • Understand the payroll function