/Events

Jan
22
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right For You? The Basics @ SBA
Jan 22 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

 Session 1:  FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the Business Start-Up 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

Responding to RFP, RFQ and ITBs @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

Get an insider’s look at what it takes to win a significant contract. A City of Charlotte contracting officer will share insights on how to respond to Requests for Proposals and other potential opportunities. See samples of successful submissions. Learn the do’s and don’t’s in writing and submitting a proposal. Understand how decisions are made. Find out how to successfully compete in the proposal process. This is the second session in the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Johnella Walker

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Jan
25
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? The Basics @ Mountain Island Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

 Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the Business Start-Up Basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Business 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

Jan
28
Tue
Business Preparedness: Expect the Unexpected @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Every business needs a plan B. Fire, floods, and hurricanes are generally associated with contingency planning. But what if a large event comes to town that shuts down roadways making it difficult or impossible for suppliers and employees to reach your business? What if your entire team comes down with the flu? Make no mistake continuity of operations isn’t just about natural disasters. It can also prepare you for more commonplace problems and ready you for unexpected disruption. Learn the necessary elements your small business needs to survive and thrive and five things most companies ignore that they shouldn’t in preparedness planning.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisory

Pre-registration required

Jan
30
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 2 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

At some point in every business owner’s career, big events can threaten to disrupt your business. Whether it comes in the form of a client issue, natural disasters, or large disruptions outside their control, how the business owner responds can make or break their company. When important decisions need to be made, having the ability to assess the situation and choose the best solution is crucial. Learn how to enhance and implement your emotional intelligence skills so that decisions made during big events put your business on the path to success.

Speaker(s): Mic Alexander, Image Wealth Management

Pre-registration required

Feb
5
Wed
Doing Business with the City, County and Airport @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

State and local governments spend millions of dollars to procure goods and services. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts. Discover what they spend money on and the steps to follow to successfully navigate their unique procurement process.     Government Contracting Seminar 4

Speaker(s):

J. Davis, Mecklenburg County

N. Smith, City of Charlotte

A. Kondratyk, Charlotte Douglas Airport

Pre-registration required

Feb
12
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

PitchBreakfast is a catalyst within the entrepreneurial community, a safe place where entrepreneurs go to connect, learn and grow.

SCHEDULE

8:00 AM Networking + Breakfast
8:15 AM Pitches
9:15 AM Networking

PitchBreakfast is the second Wednesday of every month at Packard Place, 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), Charlotte, NC 28202.

2 to 4 companies have 5 minutes (with slides) to present their ideas followed by 10 minutes of feedback from our expert panelists and then a Q+A with the audience.

Once a quarter, we host IDEA Pitch, for the select pitchsters from PitchBreakfast. 2 to 4 companies have 2 minutes (no slides) to present their ideas followed by 15 minutes of feedback from IDEA Fund Partners.

Breakfast and coffee is provided, courtesy of our sponsors.

PARKING

Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), just 3 blocks from the Lynx Blue Line 3rd Street/Convention Center stop.

Parking is available on the street around Packard Place and at many affordable parking decks shown on the map.

Business Certifications @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Managing a Business

Why are small business certification beneficial? Certifications can help give your business an edge when it comes to government contracting. The added credibility and denoted special status that stands out to Federal and Private Organizations. If you want to learn what all those acronyms stand for and find out if and how to apply for certifications you won’t want to miss this session. Fifth  in the Government Contracting Series

Feb
13
Thu
Starting a Cosmetology Business @ City View Center
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

You’ve got the styling skills, now its time to learn how to launch your own venture. Discuss key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. All participants will receive salon industry value.

Speaker(s): James Speed

Pre Registration is required

Feb
19
Wed
Proposal Writing 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

You’ve found an RFP that your business is perfect for, now what? Learn to respond to opportunities by writing proposals that enhance your chances of winning a contract. Discover how to write a proposal that shows why your company is the best one for the job.  Sixth in the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Anita Staton, Miles Enterprise Solutions

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person