/Events

Jul
16
Tue
ER 101/102 & Value Proposition @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Entrepreneurship can be both a rewarding and challenging road to follow. Giving life to your vision requires a lot of planning and fitting many pieces together to reach success. ER 101 Focuses on key elements to support Entrepreneur’s in the journey ahead. Participants walk away with key learning on: Defining value for clients; Building a strategy for growth; 3C Readiness in managing risk, Establishing an Operating Budget, Building a Strategy.

Session Dates and Times

  • ER 101 – July 16, 2019  | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • ER 102 – July 18, 2019  | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Value Proposition – July 24, 2019  | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 ($150) @ Packard Place, Garage
Jul 16 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

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

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues July 9)

Focuses on your business concept with step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. By the end of this Workshop, you will be 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 July 16)

Introduces you to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. By 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 July 3)

Uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. 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 July 30)

Offers information on how to finance your small business.  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 this Workshop 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
17
Wed
Minority Certification is Important to Your Business….Learn Strategy for Your Certification @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you confused by all of the CERTIFICATION acronyms (DBE, MBE, SBE, WOSB, HUB). This session is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of minority, women and small business certification. Participants will learn which certification is right for their business and how to leverage it.

How to do Business With Mecklenburg County @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The purpose of these training efforts is to better reach those MWSBE vendors interested in doing business with the County, by leveraging our community partners. Procurements agenda will be focused on registration and system navigation and OED’s focus is to drive MWSBE certification and networking participation.

Small Business Development @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop #1, The Basics @ Charlotte Main Library
Jul 17 @ 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

Jul
18
Thu
ER 101/102 & Value Proposition @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Entrepreneurship can be both a rewarding and challenging road to follow. Giving life to your vision requires a lot of planning and fitting many pieces together to reach success. ER 101 Focuses on key elements to support Entrepreneur’s in the journey ahead. Participants walk away with key learning on: Defining value for clients; Building a strategy for growth; 3C Readiness in managing risk, Establishing an Operating Budget, Building a Strategy.

Session Dates and Times

  • ER 101 – July 16, 2019  | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • ER 102 – July 18, 2019  | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Value Proposition – July 24, 2019  | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Do I Need to Trademark My Business… @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Trademarks are one of the most misunderstood areas of law in which can cause issues for your business. If you are an entrepreneur, startup, or owner of small businesses this workshop is for you. After this session you will have an understanding on trademark terminology and how to register your business trademark.

HR Management: Talent Management @ Online
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Webinar

Are you a new business, interested in HIRING your first employee or an existing business that needs to bringing aboard several more? Today’s increasingly complex business environment business owners need to be abreast of the principles of human resource management. In addition understand basic EOC requirements and conceptual framework for employees. Small business owner(s) will learn practices and techniques for evaluating performance, structuring teams, risk management, and cross training employees in related duties.

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