/Events

Jan
25
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? The Basics @ Mountain Island Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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/local-workshops-4

Jan
30
Thu
Small Business Development @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who / Why Should You Attend:  Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Presenter:  Sonya Miller-Ray

Jan
31
Fri
Techstars Startup Weekend – Davidson @ The Hurt Hub@Davidson
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm

Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired, click here to buy your ticket.

For event details, click here.


About Techstars Startup Weekend: Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

Apr
14
Tue
Risk Management: Get Real, Get Right, Get Results @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

When big events or natural disasters come to town, it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with the risks that could affect your business. Learn where to look for risks and how to create and implement a risk management program to make informed decisions for your small business.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Apr
16
Thu
Branding Your Business @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Strong businesses build their brand to be authentic, cohesive and compelling. While your logo is the visual cornerstone of your brand, your brand is much bigger than your logo. In this session, we’ll cover the ins and outs of branding and what to consider as you brand (or re brand) your business.

Speaker(s): Lisa Speer

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Apr
20
Mon
Improving Nonprofit Impact through Technology @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Topic: Nonprofit

Learn how nonprofits can effectively utilize web and email communications, online fundraising tools, and mobile and social media. Participants will learn about technology trends that assist the nonprofit organization in operating more efficiently and have a greater community impact. This is the third session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting LLC

Pre-registration required

Register to attend online or in-person

Apr
21
Tue
Cracking the Code of Crisis Management @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

It’s not if it’s when. As a business owner, you want to avoid crisis but despite your best efforts they are bound to occur. Don’t wait until a crisis strikes. Prepare now to reduce the impact on your business. In this seminar, you will define what a crisis is for your company, the key players needed during a crisis, and how to maintain your reputation in real-time.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Apr
23
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 1 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

The business world is full of unexpected surprises and those who learn to use their Emotional Intelligence to navigate through them have been known to have long-term success. This workshop is designed to increase your self-awareness in your role as an entrepreneur, improve your ability to communicate under pressure and help you focus on solutions to bounce back more quickly. You will learn to recognize the emotions of others and use that data to respond, rather than react under pressure.

Speaker(s): Mic Alexander, Image Wealth Management

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Apr
27
Mon
Nonprofit Financial Basics @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Discover the basic financial requirements that impact nonprofit operation. Learn best practices in board fiduciary duties, budgeting basics and yearly financial reporting requirements. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Apr
28
Tue
Business Preparedness: Expect the Unexpected @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Every business needs a plan B. Fire, floods, and hurricanes are generally associated with contingency planning. But what if a large event comes to town that shuts down roadways making it difficult or impossible for suppliers and employees to reach your business? What if your entire team comes down with the flu? Make no mistake continuity of operations isn’t just about natural disasters. It can also prepare you for more commonplace problems and ready you for unexpected disruption. Learn the necessary elements your small business needs to survive and thrive and five things most companies ignore that they shouldn’t in preparedness planning.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person