/Events

Jan
22
Tue
Certification: Which On is Right for You? @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Are you confused by all of the CERTIFICATION acronyms (DBE, MBE, SBE, WOSB, HUB). This session is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of minority, women and small business certification. Participants will learn which certification is right for their business and how to leverage it.

Jan
24
Thu
Growing Your Business & Finances: Crowding Funding @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The recently enacted NC PACES Act has created an exciting opportunity for North Carolina small business owners to raise up to $2 million in capital and a unique investment option for North Carolina residents. If you are an entrepreneur, investor, or professional services provider related to economic development, learn more about the State’s new equity crowdfunding regulations and how to make them work for you.

Jan
29
Tue
“Sold Out” Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful Grant Part 1 & 2 @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“SOLD OUT”
More than likely, before a grant is awarded a successful proposal had to be written. Getting from the proposal to the award can be an overwhelming journey when you aren’t familiar with the proposal writing process or how to translate important information in your request. If you are thinking to yourself “ What makes a proposal successful and where should one start?”, then this workshop is for you.

To increase your chances of becoming a grant recipient, you must develop your proposal writing skills and the skills to properly respond to solicitations. This Grant Writing workshop is geared toward understanding the ins and outs of grants from a funding source perspective. Participants in the workshop will gain key learnings in the following:
1. General things you should know and understand before the writing beginnings.
2. How to decipher significant information in a solicitation or a request for proposal.
3. The importance of preparing a proposal according to the requirements and guidelines  provided by a funding source or in a solicitation.
4. The importance of illustrating a need and how the need aligns with the funding source’s mission.
5. Essential components in a proposal: program/project design, resources, schedule, budget, and a budget narrative.

Jan
31
Thu
“Sold Out” Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful Grant Part 1 & 2 @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“SOLD OUT”
More than likely, before a grant is awarded a successful proposal had to be written. Getting from the proposal to the award can be an overwhelming journey when you aren’t familiar with the proposal writing process or how to translate important information in your request. If you are thinking to yourself “ What makes a proposal successful and where should one start?”, then this workshop is for you.

To increase your chances of becoming a grant recipient, you must develop your proposal writing skills and the skills to properly respond to solicitations. This Grant Writing workshop is geared toward understanding the ins and outs of grants from a funding source perspective. Participants in the workshop will gain key learnings in the following:
1. General things you should know and understand before the writing beginnings.
2. How to decipher significant information in a solicitation or a request for proposal.
3. The importance of preparing a proposal according to the requirements and guidelines  provided by a funding source or in a solicitation.
4. The importance of illustrating a need and how the need aligns with the funding source’s mission.
5. Essential components in a proposal: program/project design, resources, schedule, budget, and a budget narrative.

HR Management: Establishing an HR Function in Your Business @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you a new business, interested in HIRING your first employee or an existing business that needs to bringing aboard several more? Today’s increasingly complex business environment business owners need to be abreast of the principles of human resource management. In addition understand basic EOC requirements and conceptual framework for employees. Small business owner(s) will learn practices and techniques for evaluating performance, structuring teams, risk management, and cross training employees in related duties.

Feb
5
Tue
Small Business Development / Women in Finances @ Women's Business Center Of Charlotte
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Confused about how to read, understand or create financials for your business. This workshop is designed 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, creating your financial projections, understanding the three (3) major financial documents, funding opportunities, finances and tax preparation.

Social Media: Facebook and Instagram @ Women's Business Center Of Charlotte
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Do you have Facebook and Instagram accounts for your business? Do you understand how, when, and what to post in order to attract your ideal client? Is terminology confusing you…Do hashtags make you cringe? Come and learn hands on social media training that is focused on Facebook and Instagram to assist you with reaching your target audience.
Facebook:
– How to setup a Business Facebook Page
– What, when and how to post on your Business Facebook page
– How to get your audience to interact with your Business Page
– Facebook Apps to use (Facebook Page)
Instagram
– How to setup a Business Instagram Account
– What, when, and how to post
– How to use hashtags
– How to build your following
– Connecting with influencer
– Instagram Apps to use
Bring your laptop and mobile devices to setup, learn, and advance your way in Facebook and Instagram.

Marketing: How to Leverage Facebook Groups for Business @ Women's Business Center Of Charlotte
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what Facebook hacks or strategies you’re missing out on that could help grow your business? In this class, you’ll learn the benefits of Facebook Groups (one of many Facebook features) and the framework that will help you make connections, build relationships and generate qualified leads for your business.

 

Feb
7
Thu
WBCC-B2B Women’s Book Talk and Networking: Marketing/Social Media @ Women's Business Center Of Charlotte
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte Business 2 Business (B2B) Women’s Book Talk and Networking series. Build a personal and professional connection with other entrepreneurs while having a meaningful and empowering discussion from books about Professional Development, Business Development, and Financial Management.

Business Resources @ Women's Business Center Of Charlotte
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Already have a business  or thinking about starting one – These sessions are designed to provide current and new business owners with the resources necessary for positioning business owners for success. Learn the who, the what, and the how of getting your business off the ground, what it takes to sustain it, and what resources are available for growing it.