/Events

Apr
13
Mon
Developing Nonprofit Programs (online) @ Online
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Gain an understanding on how to use data to substantiate community needs and gain/sustain funding. Participants will learn how to design, develop and evaluate nonprofit programs using a nationally recognized program development model. This is the fourth session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting LLC

Pre-registration required. Register to attend online at this time

Apr
14
Tue
Risk Management: Get Real, Get Right, Get Results (online) @ Online
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

When big events or natural disasters come to town, it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with the risks that could affect your business. Learn where to look for risks and how to create and implement a risk management program to make informed decisions for your small business.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online only at this time

Apr
16
Thu
Branding Your Business (online) @ Online
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

Strong businesses build their brand to be authentic, cohesive and compelling. While your logo is the visual cornerstone of your brand, your brand is much bigger than your logo. In this session, we’ll cover the ins and outs of branding and what to consider as you brand (or re brand) your business.

Speaker(s): Lisa Speer

Pre-registration required Register to attend online  only at this time

Apr
20
Mon
Improving Nonprofit Impact through Technology (online) @ Online
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Topic: Nonprofit

Learn how nonprofits can effectively utilize web and email communications, online fundraising tools, and mobile and social media. Participants will learn about technology trends that assist the nonprofit organization in operating more efficiently and have a greater community impact. This is the third session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting LLC

Pre-registration required

Register to attend online only at this time

Apr
21
Tue
Cracking the Code of Crisis Management (online) @ Online
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

It’s not if it’s when. As a business owner, you want to avoid crisis but despite your best efforts they are bound to occur. Don’t wait until a crisis strikes. Prepare now to reduce the impact on your business. In this seminar, you will define what a crisis is for your company, the key players needed during a crisis, and how to maintain your reputation in real-time.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online  at this time

Apr
23
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 1 (online) @ Online
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

The business world is full of unexpected surprises and those who learn to use their Emotional Intelligence to navigate through them have been known to have long-term success. This workshop is designed to increase your self-awareness in your role as an entrepreneur, improve your ability to communicate under pressure and help you focus on solutions to bounce back more quickly. You will learn to recognize the emotions of others and use that data to respond, rather than react under pressure.

Speaker(s): Mic Alexander, Image Wealth Management

Pre-registration required Register to attend online at this time

Apr
27
Mon
Nonprofit Financial Basics (online) @ Online
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Discover the basic financial requirements that impact nonprofit operation. Learn best practices in board fiduciary duties, budgeting basics and yearly financial reporting requirements. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting

Pre-registration required Register to attend online  at this time

Apr
28
Tue
Business Preparedness: Expect the Unexpected (online) @ Online
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online only at this time

Apr
30
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 2 (online) @ Online
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 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 Register to attend online only at this time

May
13
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
May 13 @ 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.

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