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Jul
8
Wed
Is Starting a business right for you? SCORE virtual workshop @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jul 8 @ 5:45 pm – 8:45 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

Jul
10
Fri
Did You Know Chat @ Instagram
Jul 10 @ 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/

Jul
13
Mon
A Sip of Monday Motivation @ Instagram
Jul 13 @ 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/

Jul
14
Tue
Small Business Development @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Jul 14 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept (July 14, 2020)

The first workshop focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Business Concept Workshop, you are able to identify your target markets, describe your products and services, and collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan.

Session 3: Marketing Plan (July 21,  2020)

The second workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan Workshop covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.

Session 4: Financial Projections (July 28, 2020)

The third workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Session 5: Funding Sources and Next Steps (August 4, 2020)

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merit of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Attend all four sessions for $150.00 (A second person from the same company is an additional $50.00)

The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

 

Jul
15
Wed
Mid-Week Lunch Spotlight @ Webinar
Jul 15 @ 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

Is Starting a business right for you? SCORE virtual workshop @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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

Jul
16
Thu
Grow Your Business with Google My Business @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Google My Business is a free tool for businesses to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Learn how to create/claim your Business Profile on Google, and update information including business name, location, and hours; manage your business information across Google Search and Maps; connect with potential customers and monitoring and responding to customer reviews.

Rather you have a growing business, start-up business or still in the process of deciding about becoming an entrepreneur this workshop is for you!

Women Owned Small Business Certification and Federal Contracting @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 9:30 pm – 12:00 pm

Did you know the Federal Government spends over $500 billion dollars on goods and services every year? Would you like to find out how your business can access the federal marketplace? Attend a FREE Workshop and Learn About Federal Certifications: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

Jul
17
Fri
21 Ways to Fund Your Non-Profit @ Zoom Virtual Webinar
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

21 Ways to Fund Your Non-Profit 

Participants completing this workshop will learn:

  • – 21 ways to fund a nonprofit
  • – How to research and source these funders using free search engines and databases
  • – How to immediately identify funder priorities and restrictions
  • – How to accurately track funding opportunities
  • – The importance of diversified funding base

Fee $40

In light of the economic situation caused by COVID-19, this Online Workshop is being offered at a discount.

When registering Apply promo code NONPROFIT to receive a 50% discount.

To register: https://charlotte.score.org/event/21-ways-fund-your-non-profit-july-17-2020

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