/Events

Jan
21
Thu
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Virtual Workshop Series #2 — #5 

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

 

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept January 7, 2021)

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 (January 14, 2021)

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 (January 21, 2021)

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 (January 28, 2021)

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)Registration:  The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

Zoom virtual workshop, login information provided upon registration:

https://charlotte.score.org/event/virtual-simple-steps-starting-your-business-workshop-series-2-5-jan

 

 

Jan
28
Thu
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Virtual Workshop Series #2 — #5 

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

 

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept January 7, 2021)

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 (January 14, 2021)

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 (January 21, 2021)

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 (January 28, 2021)

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)Registration:  The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

Zoom virtual workshop, login information provided upon registration:

https://charlotte.score.org/event/virtual-simple-steps-starting-your-business-workshop-series-2-5-jan

 

 

Feb
24
Wed
QuickBooks Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Test @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Stand out from the crowd as a QuickBooks® Certified user. The exam prep will provide you with  a review if you have completed QuickBooks Levels 1 and 2 and will prepare you for success on the exam. The exam validates your knowledge of QuickBooks Pro financial software, and if you score 80 percent or above, you will earn the industry recognized “QuickBooks Certified User” designation. The credential is ideal to add to your résumé or to gain instant credibility as a bookkeeper, office manager or business owner.

Prerequisite: Students seeking to sit for the examination are required to have completed SBX7440 and SBX7460.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

  • Work efficiently and effectively within QuickBooks Pro financial software
  • Demonstrate QuickBooks Pro capabilities to current and future employers
  • Receive an official QuickBooks Certified User certificate upon scoring 80 percent or above on the exam
  • Identify themselves as a QuickBooks Certified User on their resume
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