/Events

Jan
27
Mon
How to Start a Business @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus, Old High School Bldg, LC 120
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker(s): Wayne Grubaugh

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Jan
28
Tue
Business Startup Workshop @ The Women's Business Center Charlotte
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Who / Why Should You Attend:  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.

Presenters:  Natalie Williams  /  Raeneice Taltoan-Reed  /  Tony Proctor  /  Ann Elmore”

Jan
30
Thu
How to Get Certified with NC DOT @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Who / Why Should You Attend:  Want to get certified to do business with NC DOT? At this day session you will gain the knowledge about DBE, have application reviewed (if complete will be taken for processing), and overview of contracting / website navigation.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Certification is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that applies to federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as state transportation agencies. NC DOT certification programs are designed to advance the economy and strengthen communities across the state. Prequalification is necessary to ensure that a vendor has sufficient ability and experience to do the work specified on NCDOT contracts.

Presenters:  Monique Priester  / Elizabeth Cruz

Small Business Development @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Jan 30 @ 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.

Presenter:  Sonya Miller-Ray

How to Start a Business @ Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Ctr, Classroom Bldg KCC 219
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Speaker(s): Wayne Grubaugh

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Feb
3
Mon
How to Write a Business Plan @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus, Old High School Bldg, LC 120
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the do’s and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Feb
5
Wed
53 Ideas Pitch Competition – “Pop Up Recording” @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

53 Ideas Pitch Competition – “Pop Up Recording”

Location:  9115 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 440  | Charlotte, NC 28269

Why / Who Should Compete:  Have a great idea but don’t have a way to record and submit it? We’ve got you covered! Stop in at one of the pop-up recording events and we’ll capture your 53-second pitch on video.

Feb
6
Thu
How to Write a Business Plan @ Kimbrell Campus and Textile Technology Ctr, Classroom Bldg, KCC 219
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the do’s and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Feb
10
Mon
Basics of Bookkeeping @ Gaston College Lincoln Campus Old High School Bldg LC 120
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.

Speaker(s): James Hovis

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 704-922-6447
Feb
11
Tue
Do You Understand Your Business Social Media Analytics? @ The Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Measure your efforts”

Why / Who Should You Attend:  How can I measure how people interact with my page and posts? With page insights, you can learn posts people are engaging with- or not engaging with and make the best decisions about what content is going to get you the most effect on your page. With these results you will be able to build your audience and get more people interacting with your business.

Presenter:  Nicole Crawley