/Events

Jan
22
Tue
Customer Discovery @ CPCC Small Business Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Speaker(s): Gayle Ireland

Without customers, your business will fail.  That is why it’s critical to take the time to identify and understand your potential customers before startup and then as an ingoing business process.  Discover a variety of techniques to engage your customers such as interviews, observations, surveys and more.  Find out how to gather data from the customer to validate the feasibility of your idea, product or service and business model.  Additionally, this information will help you better communicate and market your business based on customer triggers and paid points.

 

 

Pre-Registration is Required

 

Fee: No Cost

Jan
23
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ SBA
Jan 23 @ 12:45 pm – 3:15 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

 

Jan
24
Thu
Working the Business Model Canvas @ CPCC SMall Business Center
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real-world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-Registration is required

Jan
26
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Mountain Island Library
Jan 26 @ 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 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

 

Jan
31
Thu
Building an MVP @ CPCC Hall Building 3rd floor Room 310
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

So you want to launch something cool, but you need money to do it, but you won’t have money until you launch something cool. Learn how to create an MVP, Minimal Viable Product. This proven process will enable you to make the least investment to test your business model and get a product in the hands of the customer.

Speaker(s): Renee Hode and Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.

Feb
5
Tue
Basics of Bookkeeping @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 304
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business.  Discover the three most important financial reports an dhow 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.

This class is held on the 3rd floor in room 304.

Presented by Pam Smith

Feb
6
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Packard Place, Garage
Feb 6 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 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

 

Feb
7
Thu
How to Write a Business Plan @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 304
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Some business proposals close the sale while others end up in the “circular file.”  What makes the difference?  Discover the tricks-of-the-trade in writing a winning business proposal. Know the five key ways a business proposal differs from any other business document and learn how to write one from the customer’s point of view.  Find out the best way to highlight benefits, solutions, and value.  You can write a business proposal that sells!

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration is required

 

This seminar is held on the 3rd floor Room 304

Feb
12
Tue
Easy Steps to Create Your Marketing Plan @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Building Room 304
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What’s the best way to reach your customers?  How do you know?  Marketing can make or break a business which is why a marketing plan is considered one of the most important parts of your business strategy.  Learn the 3 key ingredients to developing a marketing plan and discover some steps to develop an easy plan that’s right for your business.

Speaker(s): Lisa Speer

Pre-registration required

Located on the 3rd floor room 304

 

Easy Steps to Create Your Marketing Plan (online) @ Online
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

What’s the best way to reach your customers?  How do you know?  Marketing can make or break a business which is why a marketing plan is considered one of the most important parts of your business strategy.  Learn the 3 key ingredients to developing a marketing plan and discover some steps to develop an easy plan that’s right for your business.

Speaker(s): Lisa Speer

Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session.

Meeting number 641 655 293

Meeting password: sbcn2019

Pre-registration required

 

Fee: No Cost