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Jun
23
Wed
Is Starting a business right for you? SCORE virtual workshop @ Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jun 23 @ 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 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

Jun
29
Tue
Is Crowdfunding right for my business? @ Zoom webinar
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Is Crowdfunding right for my business?

Tuesday, June 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Crowdfunding is a new source of business funding as well as a way to get pre-sales of your products. This is a new and fast growing area that allows small businesses and average investors to get involved in an area that was previously open only to very large businesses and wealthy investors. Find out how crowdfunding works and if it is right for you. We will review and compare the five forms of crowdfunding and also compare crowdfunding to traditional methods of financing.

The methods discussed will include:

  • Donation-based Crowdfunding
  • Rewards-based (or Affinity) Crowdfunding
  • Debt Crowdfunding
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Revenue Sharing Crowdfunding

 

KEY TOPICS

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans/Startup Assistance Financing/Capital

Registration: https://charlotte.score.org/event/crowdfunding-right-my-business-6

Jun
30
Wed
Learn the Basics of Google Ads – Grow With Google @ Zoom webinar
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t Miss This Official Grow With Google Marketing Webinar Designed to Grow Your Business in 2021!

 

Times are challenging. We want to help. SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Public Library have partnered with the official Grow With Google team to present this special marketing webinar designed to continue to grow your business in 2021.

 

In this workshop you will learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads.

 

In this session we’ll talk about:

How to create an account and set up an ad campaign

How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions

How to measure success

Led by Grow With Google Speaker and Trainer Demming Bass, this is a “can’t miss” webinar customized for local businesses and nonprofits including additional ideas and strategies on how to market online during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

 

KEY TOPICS

Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Technology

 

Registration

Jul
8
Thu
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Jul 8 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 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
13
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Jul 13 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Virtual 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 

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 

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

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 

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

Zoom virtual workshop, login information provided upon registration:

Registration:https://charlotte.score.org/event/simple-steps-starting-your-business-workshop-series-2-5-july-2021

 

 

Jul
14
Wed
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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
15
Thu
Build your personal and business financial confidence @ Zoom webinar
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Build your personal and business financial confidence!

Build your personal and business financial confidence. In this webinar, Donna is going to cover business and personal financial strategies how they can be similar yet and the importance of keeping them separate.

Our Instructor: DONNA RASILE, RLP®

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor at FinTrust Capital Advisors

Donna is a Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor with FinTrust Capital Advisors. She focuses on helping clients achieve their financial and life goals through a holistic and customized approach to financial planning and wealth management. With extensive investment industry experience, she pulls on this experience and knowledge to develop comprehensive plans that are designed to deliver financial peace of mind. She honors meaningful client relationships while focusing on a goal to deliver excellent client service.

Donna employs an integrative approach with her clients, as well as their families. She excels in working with women, helping them to visualize their financial futures while equipping them with the tools needed to realize their goals.

As a Registered Life Planner, she asks her clients important questions while actively listening. Understanding their life goals, Donna is able to help them align their financial goals with their life goals. This is a FREE Webinar

KEY TOPICS

Financing/Capital Operations

Registration:https://charlotte.score.org/event/build-your-personal-and-business-financial-confidence-july-15 

Jul
20
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Jul 20 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Virtual 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 

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 

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

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 

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

Zoom virtual workshop, login information provided upon registration:

Registration:https://charlotte.score.org/event/simple-steps-starting-your-business-workshop-series-2-5-july-2021

 

 

Jul
21
Wed
Submit Competitive Bids and Proposals for Government Contracts @ Zoom webinar
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Submit Competitive Bids and Proposals for Government Contracts

 This Live Online Workshop is a beginner level course and is a must for anyone thinking about or already doing business with the government.The workshop provides a general overview of how the government purchases goods and services. This “Intro” class outlines seven steps that are essential to achieving success in the government marketplace.

This Live Online Workshop will help enable you and your team to:

Identify contract opportunities that are realistic for you.

Understand how the government describes what it needs.

Prepare responsive and effective proposals.

Improve your chances at winning government contracts.

Presenters;

Nancy Cleveland is a Procurement Counselor with the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) – Augusta Center, and certified CVE Verification Counselor. She has more than 30 years’ experience in small business management and consulting with and for federal, state and local governments. Her experiences include project management; training and assisting small business owners navigate the government procurement and contracting processes. Ms. Cleveland has an EMBA from the University of New Haven, Connecticut and Bachelors in Business Administration from Clark College

KEY TOPICS

Registration: https://charlotte.score.org/event/submit-competitive-bids-and-proposals-government-contracts-2

 

Jul
22
Thu
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Jul 22 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 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

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