/Events

Apr
29
Mon
Taking the Leap Charlotte @ Advent Coworking
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 8:00 pm

START YOUR BUSINESS IN 4 WEEKS

When: Mondays* @ 6-8pm: 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

*4-Week Commitment Required

Where: Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave, #101, Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: FREE to Qualified Participants

In this FREE four week long cohort, participants will learn about the core aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running the finances of a business and marketing a business. You’ll work with mentors and peers in fun breakout activities designed to help strengthen your business ideas and prepare you for success! Get a $1800 value for FREE!

Brought to you by the SBTDC @ UNC Charlotte

Apply Now! (Deadline: April 24th)**

**Registration open to the first 30 qualified applicants

Apr
30
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ SBA
Apr 30 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept – April 30

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 – May 7

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 – May 14

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 – May 21

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.

 

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Steele Creek Library
Apr 30 @ 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 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

 

May
2
Thu
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Recreation Center
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx

May
7
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ SBA
May 7 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept – April 30

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 – May 7

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 – May 14

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 – May 21

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.

 

May
14
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ SBA
May 14 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept – April 30

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 – May 7

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 – May 14

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 – May 21

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.

 

May
21
Tue
WEE Talks…Instagram, Marketing 101 @ Waxhaw Entrepreneurs
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

WEE Talks…Instagram, Marketing 101

SCORE Workshop, featuring Shane Fraser of SNA Today, Social Networking Assistance

Shane Fraser, Social Media Expert of Waxhaw, will talk about

  • How to set up a “Business Profile” on Instagram
  • How to utilize Hashtags – What is a Hashtag and Why should you use them?
  • How to use different types of Instagram Ads – Photo, Video, Stories or Carousel. And should you?

Join us for Coffee and Donuts.  Walk-ins are welcome!

Shane Fraser will give a 15-minute presentation and then we’ll open it up to 45 minutes of lively conversation when we will talk about your business and how you use or could use Instagram.

This workshop is being co-sponsored by SCORE Charlotte and Waxhaw Entrepreneurs.

 SCORE Charlotte: 704-344-6576

Waxhaw Entrepreneurs: 704-219-8765

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ SBA
May 21 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept – April 30

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 – May 7

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 – May 14

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 – May 21

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.

 

Jul
18
Thu
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Sportsplex
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx

Sep
11
Wed
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Mint Hill Town Hall
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx