/Events

Jul
24
Wed
What’s Next: Tales of Growth (online) @ Online
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lessons from two entrepreneurs on how they shifted from working in the business to working on the business. Discover what steps they took and strategies they implemented to achieve growth. Learn about the challenges they faced, how they decide which ideas are worth pursuing and which they leave by the wayside. Featured entrepreneurs to be announced.

Pre-registration is required.

Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session.

Please call 704-330-6736 for technical issues.

Meeting number (access code): 649 882 092 Meeting password: sbcn2019

Aug
6
Tue
How to Start a Business @ Central Piedmont CC Central Campus Hall Building, Room 215
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity.  Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more.  Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea.  Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration is required

 

Fee: No Cost

How to Start a Business (online) @ Central Piedmont - Online
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity.  Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more.  Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea.  Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.
Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Aug
8
Thu
Business Plan Basics @ Central Piedmont CC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan.  Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated.  Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration is required.

 

Fee: No Cost

Business Plan Basics (online) @ Central Piedmont CC - Online
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan.  Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated.  Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.
Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Aug
13
Tue
Funding Your Business @ Central Piedmont CC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Financing

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners.  Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions.  Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs.  Discover the keys to financing success.

Speaker(s): Dan Gotte

Pre-registration is required.

Aug
15
Thu
Craft Beer Compliance for your Small Business (online) @ Online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Food Safety Modernization Act constitutes the largest change in the Food & Beverage regulatory environment in the past 80 years.  Food and Beverage producers now have more stringent requirements for manufacturing their products.  That includes alcoholic beverages.  This presentation will focus on the Food & Drug Administration’s expectations for breweries, wineries, and distilleries under the Food Safety Modernization Act.  A discussion of pertinent regulations will focus on training, Good Manufacturing Practices (Good Brewing Practices) and dealing with byproducts intended for Human or Animal foods.  A discussion around best practices will also cover HACCP concepts, Preventive Control regulations, training and ingredient testing.

Co-Sponsor(s):  AB Tech Small Business Center

Pre-registration required.
Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Aug
20
Tue
Branding Your Business @ Central Piedmont CC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

We will be reviewing the ins and outs of Branding

Speaker(s): Elyshia Brooks

Pre-registration is required.

 

Branding Your Business (Online) @ Online
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

We will be reviewing the ins and outs of Branding

Speaker(s): Elyshia Brooks

Pre-registration is required.

Aug
21
Wed
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ CPCC Levine Campus Room 2105
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Description

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.