/Events

Sep
29
Tue
Developing a Capability Statement – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Many are interested in getting certified to do business with local, state and federal government as well as major corporations. Once certified, most small, minority and women-owned businesses do not have the tool (s) to effectively market to City, County, State and Federal representatives, Supplier Diversity Directors and prime contractors. The Capability Statement is a marketing tool that serves as a “door opener” in relationship building with decision makers and serves as the company’s “leave behind” at the conclusion of a meeting. Lain Consulting LLC, a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Industry Leader in government contracting, will share the 5 elements of an effective capability statement and review the do’s and don’t s when developing your capability statements. Find out what you need to know to position your company for more contracting opportunities.

This is the third session of the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): LaPronda Spann, Lain Consulting, LLC

Pre-registration required. Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
1
Thu
Staying Cool when Starting an HVAC Business @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You’ve got the skills to keep customers cool during the hot summer months, now it’s time to launch your own venture. Discuss key strategies for starting a business, such as financing, identifying customers and the importance of licensing, zoning, legal issues, and more!

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

How to Start a Business @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
5
Mon
Marketing Monday: Using Video & You Tube @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how regular people become “YouTubers” and make millions from simple videos? More importantly, how you can use video to grow your business? It’s time to stop wondering. Learn strategies for creating videos and find out the steps you need to be successful in adding video to your marketing mix.

Speaker(s): Jo Jaq’s Joseph Mullins

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

What’s Next: Planning for Growth @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a look at the broad concept of growth and narrow it down into actionable steps to achieve scalability. Will focus on identifying and setting strategic goals, the big vision, understanding key focus areas (which will be expanded upon in other seminars in the series sessions) as well as primary challenges and stages of growth.

Speaker(s): Brenda Anderson, Galilee Agency

Oct
7
Wed
Doing Business with the City, County & Airport @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 processes.

Speaker(s): S. Thomas – CIty J. Davis – County M. Torres – Airport

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
8
Thu
Basics of Bookkeeping @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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): Carolina Aponte, CAJA Holdings

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
13
Tue
Business Certifications @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

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

Speaker(s): LaPronda Spann, Lain Consulting, LLC

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Oct
14
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Oct 14 @ 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.

Oct
15
Thu
Turn up the Heat on Marketing your HVAC Business @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

How will you make your HVAC business stand out amongst the crowd? Discover the best ways to identify and attract customers. Learn the best channels for marketing your HVAC business, and how your satisfied customers can sell you through online reviews.

Speaker(s): Caitlin Sellers

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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