/Events

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.

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2 -5 ($150) @ Packard Place, Garage
Jan 24 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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)

 Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors.

 

 

 

Jan
28
Mon
QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Harris Campus H@ Room 2127
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports
Jan
30
Wed
QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Harris Campus H@ Room 2127
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports
Jan
31
Thu
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.

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2 -5 ($150) @ Packard Place, Garage
Jan 31 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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)

 Presented by SCORE Charlotte Certified Mentors.

 

 

 

Feb
4
Mon
QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Harris Campus H@ Room 2127
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports
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.

Feb
6
Wed
QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Harris Campus H@ Room 2127
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports
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.