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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte

Since the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has invested in Latino-owned small businesses in the food industry.  |  View all

Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Small Business and Technology Development Center

Since the Small Business and Technology Development Center first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has unveiled the curriculum, NxLevel™ Guide to Growing Your Business, for up to 25 companies in Charlotte.  |  View all

Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: ASPIRE Community Capital

Since the ASPIRE Community Capital first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has expanded the program offering and further integrated technology into the delivery of entrepreneurial services.  |  View all

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Dec
2
Wed
Mid-Week Lunch Spotlight @ Webinar
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Our Mid-Week Lunch Spotlight platform is designed:
1. To bring up-to-date information to our listeners, clients, customers, and community
2. Have conversation about the most pressing issues which right now is COVID-19
3. To bring resources, solutions, and strategies to the small business community in a tangible way that eradicates misconceptions of minority businesses being valid
4. To highlight our community leaders and partners and the work they do that brings VALUE to our economy

Dec
3
Thu
WBCC Supply Chain Management: Module 2 Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment @ Webinar
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic:  WBCC Supply Chain Management: Module 2 Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment

Develop streamline manufacturing and order fulfilment know-how for small quick-win opportunities and large game-changing projects to maximize revenue potential and profitability. This cohort program delivers the supply chain foundation needed to tackle key activities from client management to mass production. Participants gain industry insight and simplify execution of the same supply chain tactics of Fortune 1000 organization with a lot more budget.

Cohort objectives are to help participant:
A. Identify resources needed and/or current utilization of resources and business partners to get business and develop in-house or outsourced manufacturing and distribution strategies

B. Gain exposure to free off-the-shelf or low-cost customizable software to help enable customer service management, project management, purchasing activities, sales tax, and more

C. Realize methods to maintain cost controls and product or service offering integrity while in launch and growth stages

D. Learn when and how to invest in scaling the business or creating successful joint partnerships

E. Establish leadership oversight, processes, and controls to limit liability and preserve brand value

Example Outcomes:
Manufacturing Plan
Systems Utilization Plan
Job Cost & Budget Templates
Partnership SOW Agreement Templates
Customized Workflow Backdown Structure Outline

Speaker(s): Various

Click here to register.

**VIRTUAL CHARLOTTE** Cómo crear un negocio de construcción en Carolina del Norte. @ Virtual
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

¿Tienes experiencia en construcción? ¿Ha tenido un negocio de construcción y desea abrir uno en Carolina del Norte? Este seminario gratuito en español esta dirigido a personas con experiencia en el área de la construcción y que quieran iniciar una empresa para competir por contratos o subcontratos.

Este seminario se ofrece gracias al apoyo del Kauffman Foundation, el estado de Carolina del Norte y NC Idea.

Para registrarse haga clic aquí: https://rb.gy/6dewcz

Dec
4
Fri
Did You Know Chat @ Instagram
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte will have a ‘Did You Know’ session to inform clients about information and happening with WBCC and partners.  Every Friday at 3 PM on Instagram Live @wbccharlotte

https://www.instagram.com/wbccharlotte/

Dec
7
Mon
A Sip of Monday Motivation @ Instagram
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Start out your week with A Sip of Monday Motivation from Natalie Williams on Instagram Live @wbccharlotte

https://www.instagram.com/wbccharlotte/

Dec
8
Tue
5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): Sonya Miller-Ray

Click here to register.

Franchise Ownership Workshop presented by FranNet and SCORE Charlotte @ Zoom Virtual Webinar
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Franchise Ownership Workshop presented by FranNet and SCORE Charlotte

Considering business ownership? Ready to leave employment behind? Want to start a business while employed?

This No Cost event is for anyone that wants to:

create their own corporate ladder; start a business while employed; enjoy career independence; build equity in their own business; learn about franchises expanding in their markets; hear about business financing options

Presentations: by experts in the franchise industry

Panel Discussions: ask questions of and get the answers you need from our panel of local franchise owners and franchise industry experts

Registration: https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a100b000006ZEay

 

How to Maintain Momentum to THRIVE In Business @ Webinar
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this workshop, women entrepreneurs will learn why momentum is important in every stage of your business, why it must be maintained for the duration of your business, and how to master momentum in order to increase forward motion in your business.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the difference between being productive vs. busy and the importance of ongoing productivity
• How to set clear and concise daily goals that keep the momentum high in your business
• Mastering a “Momentum Mindset” (including eliminating toxic thoughts and creating empowering affirmations)
• Eliminating energy drains (things that are left undone, incomplete, or unresolved)
• How to avoid burnout and decreased momentum by getting laser focused on one objective at a time instead of multitasking
• The urgency of staying connected to sources of “fuel” in your journey (communities of like-minded people who elevate and accelerate your growth)
• Incorporating discipline and time awareness strategies in order to increase momentum
• Learning to celebrate both risks & wins to boost your confidence
• Staying curious and exploring creative new ideas in your business
• Including self-care & rejuvenation as a mandatory part of your journey to maintain momentum
• Reminding yourself of the “proof” you already have to stay energized about your next level of success (5-Day #IAmEnoughChallenge)

Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Wood

Dec
9
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Dec 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.

Dec
10
Thu
**VIRTUAL CHARLOTTE** Cómo crear un negocio de eventos o comida en Carolina del Norte. @ Virtual
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

¿Quieres ser dueño de un restaurante, cafetería o food truck? ¿Te gusta organizar fiestas y eventos? En este seminario gratuito en español compartiremos ideas y pasos importantes para crear un negocio que atraiga a individuos, familias y grupos para disfrutar de una buena comida o un evento social.

Este seminario se ofrece gracias al apoyo del Kauffman Foundation, Bank of America y NC Idea.
Para registrarse haga clic aquí: https://rb.gy/lugxo6

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