/Events

Aug
27
Tue
Business Startup Workshop @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Want to start a business, but not sure of the paperwork you need or the steps you should take???  This Startup Workshop is designed to give Entrepreneurs on-site legal counsel and assistance.  This hands-on workshop will provide participants with answers to their legal questions, support with filling out documents with NC Secretary of the State, and support with completing all paperwork to get your business up and running. Walk away with your startup documents in hand. Bring your laptop and form of payment to complete business registration on-site.

Sep
10
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 @ SBA
Sep 10 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues Sept 10)

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 (Tues Sept 17)

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 (Tues Sept 24)

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 (Tues Oct 1)

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.

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

Sep
17
Tue
CyberSecure Your Family & Home – Charlotte, NC Workshop @ Gorelick Hall at Shalom Park
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The average American household has eight internet connected devices per person and a quarter of adults are constantly online.

While consumers are increasingly connected, it is important they keep pave with protective measures to stay safe. Don’t let cybercriminals into your home! This free, 2-hour workshop, facilitated by the National Cyber Security Alliance, will cover:

  1. How to secure your internet connect home
  2. How to talk to family members about online safety
  3. Resources for victims of cybercrime
  4. Cyber safety for families on the go
  5. Free resources and much more!

Register here.

 

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 @ SBA
Sep 17 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues Sept 10)

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 (Tues Sept 17)

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 (Tues Sept 24)

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 (Tues Oct 1)

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.

CyberSecure Your Business™ Workshop – Charlotte, NC @ Gorelick Hall at Shalom Park
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Small and medium-sized organizations have valuable data which makes them prime targets for cybercriminals. However, these organizations (small businesses, nonprofits, local governments, school, etc.) are often under-resourced when it comes to protecting their sensitive assets. The National Cyber Security Alliance has developed a free hands-on half-day workshop to help organizations:

  1. Identify which business assets others want
  2. Protect those assets
  3. Detect when something has gone wrong
  4. Respond quickly and appropriately with an action plan
  5. Recover after a breach

Register here.

WEE Talks…Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop, The Basics @ Waxhaw Entrepreneurs
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WEE Talks…IS STARTING A BUSINESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Join us for this SCORE Workshop, covering the Basics. Jim Weiland, Certified Mentor, will lead WEE Talks…Is Starting a Business Right for You?

He will help you:

This Startup Basics Workshop will provide you with an overview of the skills and tools that you will need when deciding to start a business. Or not.

Walk-ins are welcome! NO FEE to attend. Free parking in the rear.

SCORE Charlotte Chapter offers free mentoring for small business owners via face-to-face, email, phone or video conferencing. 704-344-6576

Waxhaw Entrepreneurs is a co-working space for small business. 704-219-8765.

SCORE Charlotte and Waxhaw Entrepreneurs are co-sponsoring this Workshop, titled WEE Talks…Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Sep
18
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop #1, The Basics @ SBA
Sep 18 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 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

Sep
21
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop #1, The Basics @ Cornelius Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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

 

Sep
24
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 @ SBA
Sep 24 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues Sept 10)

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 (Tues Sept 17)

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 (Tues Sept 24)

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 (Tues Oct 1)

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.