/Events

Mar
26
Tue
Business Tax Essentials with DOR and IRS @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Tax Planning

The NC Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service will co-present this seminar to assure you have a solid understanding of your business tax responsibilities. As a business owner, it is critical you understand your tax obligations and operate in compliance with state and local laws. During this session, you will learn about business income, sales and use, and withholding taxes.

Speaker(s): Karen Bargsley, NC DOR
Evette Davis, IRS

Pre-registration is required

Apr
3
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Packard Place, Garage
Apr 3 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 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

Apr
10
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
Apr 10 @ 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.

Home Based Business @ Online
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Many people find working at home the ‘ideal arrangement’ and decide to set up businesses in their homes. Learn the requirements for getting started with a home-based business, including finding your niche, legal requirements, and developing a business plan.

Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session.
Meeting number 311 032 150
Meeting password: sbcn2019
Pre-registration is required

Apr
13
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Independence Regional Library
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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

Apr
16
Tue
How to Write a Business Plan @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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

Apr
17
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ SBA
Apr 17 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 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

Apr
18
Thu
Funding Your Business @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Financing

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): Dan Gotte

Pre-registration is required

Apr
25
Thu
Negotiation Skills for Small Business Owners @ CPCC Small Business Center Hall Bldg Rm 215
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you seeking to build confidence and close more deals?  Learn the process that will maximize your success and help you achieve optimum outcome.  There is no time when you can’t use practiced, proven negotiations skills to help you get what you want and need.

Speaker(s): Igor Gorlatov

Fee: No Cost

Apr
30
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ SBA
Apr 30 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept – April 30

The first workshop focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Business Concept Workshop, you are 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 – May 7

The second workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan Workshop covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At 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 – May 14

The third workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session 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 – May 21

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, 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 the 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.