/Events

Feb
25
Tue
Small Business HR Management Strategies @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Who / Why Should You Attend:  Understanding how to manage Human Resource is critical for a new or growing small business. Learn how to staff your business, from interviewing to retention to preventing attrition; why you need an employee handbook and what to include; employee relations and how to handle work disputes; how to set up employee files and display required Labor Law posters; and other topics helpful to your business.

Presenter:  Beth Samudio

North Carolina Wage and Hour Laws @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Who / Why Should You Attend:  Do you understand Department of Labor laws? NC DOL assist employers take a proactive approach in learning about some of the areas that must be addressed when you have employees. Gain valuable information on the following topics: Wage and Hour Terms; Minimum Wage and Overtime requirements; Youth Employment; Record Keeping Requirements; Wage Deductions; Exemptions. Knowledge is power!

Presenter:  Lori Burns

Feb
27
Thu
Bonding and Contract Law @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Who / Why Should You Attend:  Learn about bonding: What is it? How can I qualify? Contract law: Reading contracts, pitfalls to avoid Construction attorneys and bonding agent on site.

Presenters:  Matt Rose, Catalyst Surety Partners   /  NC DOT (Division 10)  / Steven Hemric, Spilman Thomas & Battle  /   Justin Hampton, Parsons

Small Business Development / Startup Budget and Financial Projection @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Feb 27 @ 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.

Creating financial projections is an important part of your startup’s business plan. If you’re seeking financing, financial projections help convince prospective lenders and investors that your business will be profitable by offering them a good return on their investment. If you’re not seeking financing, you may think you don’t need financial projections and can just “wing it.” Big mistake!!! Financial projections are vital because they enable you to plan and budget for your new business and serve as a yardstick. In this session we will review Sales Forecast and Expense Budget to make up your financial statements: Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

Presenters:  Sonya Miller-Ray  / Carolina Aponte

Human Resources for Business Owners @ Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Ctr Classroom Bldg KCC 219
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Managing Employees

Employees are a business’s greatest asset. Careful screening, hiring, and training are paramount to your business being successful. The HR professional will present the Do’s and Don’ts of hiring and firing. You will be exposed to the records that need to be kept and the records that have to be kept. Do yourself and your business a FAVOR by attending this informative and valuable seminar that all business owners need.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Mar
2
Mon
Financing Your Small Business @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus Old High School Bldg LC 120
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Financing

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Mar
3
Tue
Using Facebook to Build Your Business @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus Old High School Bldg LC 120
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Do you need a Facebook page? The answer is YES. With over 3.2 billion users, this is the most visited site online and your business needs to have a presence there. In this seminar, you will set up a Facebook business page and learn how to post, share, and promote your business. You will also learn about Facebook advertising and why it is essential to your growth.

Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Mar
5
Thu
Using Instagram to Grow Your Business @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus Old High School Bldg LC 120
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Instagram is used by millions to communicate and share information. And now more small businesses are using Instagram as a way to get on-line and share information. This seminar shows small business owners how to set up an Instagram business page, as well as use Instagram promotions and advertising to make an impact for their business on-line.

Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Financing Your Small Business @ Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Ctr Classroom Bldg KCC 219
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Financing

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Mar
9
Mon
Marketing Your Business @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus Old High School Bldg LC 120
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.

Speaker(s): Melia Lyerly

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
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