/Events

Mar
27
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ Mass Mutual
Mar 27 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150)

Session 2: Business Concept – March 6

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 – March 12

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 – March 19

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 – March 27

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

Apr
2
Tue
Small Business Development / Regional Small Business Resources @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on steps to devise a business plan, entity formation, managing risk, and your regional small business resources.

Apr
3
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Packard Place, Garage
Apr 3 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The 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/local-workshops-4

Apr
4
Thu
ABC of Business Registration including Doing Business As (DBA) (Webinar) @ Webinar
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar: Starting a new venture can be daunting. Everything from managing payroll to garnering customers can be challenging. A first step to launching on the right foot involves picking the right entity type to incorporate your business. This decision can affect everything from future fundraising plans to the level of risk you may personally face. Once incorporated, the business has certain filings and responsibilities it is required to maintain. The N.C. Secretary of State provides many resources including online forms, resource guides, and e-mail alerts to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs with incorporation. In this session, a representative from the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office will provide general rules of the road on Incorporation and Filings and Responsibilities.

Apr
9
Tue
Marketing: How to Use LinkedIn @ Microsoft Store at SouthPark Mall
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LinkedIn is the #1 platform where 600 million Professionals congregate and if this is your niche market,  you need to learn etiquette, tools, strategies and hacks; more importantly, how to build solid authentic relationships with industry leaders and experts. If you truly want to grow your business on LinkedIn it is essential to have a strategy that keeps you on target. In addition, tips on how you can show up and be an expert in your respective markets. In 2019 there are many trends leaning towards customer-centric and AI, which you don’t want to get left behind.

Apr
11
Thu
WBCC – B2B Women’s Book Talk and Networking; Women in Finance @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Apr 11 @ 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. 

Book: Managing By the Numbers

Doing Business with the Government @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. 

Apr
13
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Independence Regional Library
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The 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/local-workshops-4

Apr
17
Wed
Website Design: Where Do I Start? @ SO. Piedmont Community College
Apr 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

A website is a necessity for entrepreneurs. Learn terminology and the type of website that best fit your business and industry. Participants will walk way with the tools needed to choose a domain name and how to deploy their website successfully.

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ SBA
Apr 17 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?  

Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The 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/local-workshops-4