/Events

Apr
13
Tue
5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Apr 13 @ 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): WBCC Representative

Click here to register.

5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Apr 13 @ 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): WBCC Representative

Click here to register.

Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Apr 13 @ 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.

You Need Help…Need To Hire…But Short On Cash? @ Online
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NC DOL will provide your organization with information and guidance that will help to gain and maintain compliance with applicable labor laws; training on compliance requirements, employer responsibilities, and application of applicable laws; and cover topics related to Overtime requirements, minimum wage requirements, youth employment, record-keeping requirements, wage deductions, exemptions, and employer-employee relationships.

Charlotte Works helps businesses fill new positions and also helps to upskill existing employees through education and skills training opportunities. The UpSkill Charlotte training grant helps businesses make a difference in their bottom line by addressing employees’ skills gaps.

Presenters:  Christina Morales-Bebrin (NC DOL) /   Andrew Davila (Charlotte Works)

Apr
14
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Apr 14 @ 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.

FAST TRACK to NC DOT Certification and PreQual @ Online
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a Small Business wanting to pursue NC DOT Projects? Learn about the DBE, SBE, and SPSF certification and requirements; how to submit application using the NEW Online Certification Application Portal; understand NC DOT prequalification; find out the benefits of BOWD opportunities; connect with SBTRC and PTAC to assist you with certification journey. Motivated attendees who participate in both classes, and complete a full application package will receive PRIORITY REVIEW !!!

MUST attend both sessions (April 7th and 14th) to qualify for PRIORITY REVIEW

SEATS are Limited.. Register today

Presenters:  NC DOT / SBTRC / PTAC

Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Apr 14 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 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

Apr
15
Thu
Book a Librarian: Business Research @ online
Apr 15 @ 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.

8A Certification for Small Businesses @ Webinar
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year, which includes the 8(a) Program. Doing business with the government can help you expand your business. The government wants to provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals or entities by limiting competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Speaker: SBA – NC Representative

Apr
20
Tue
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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.
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