/Events

Jul
24
Wed
What’s Next: Tales of Growth (online) @ Online
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lessons from two entrepreneurs on how they shifted from working in the business to working on the business. Discover what steps they took and strategies they implemented to achieve growth. Learn about the challenges they faced, how they decide which ideas are worth pursuing and which they leave by the wayside. Featured entrepreneurs to be announced.

Pre-registration is required.

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

Please call 704-330-6736 for technical issues.

Meeting number (access code): 649 882 092 Meeting password: sbcn2019

Aug
6
Tue
How to Start a Business (online) @ Central Piedmont - Online
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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.

Aug
8
Thu
Business Plan Basics @ Central Piedmont CC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan.  Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated.  Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration is required.

 

Fee: No Cost

Business Plan Basics (online) @ Central Piedmont CC - Online
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan.  Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated.  Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.
Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Aug
15
Thu
Craft Beer Compliance for your Small Business (online) @ Online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Food Safety Modernization Act constitutes the largest change in the Food & Beverage regulatory environment in the past 80 years.  Food and Beverage producers now have more stringent requirements for manufacturing their products.  That includes alcoholic beverages.  This presentation will focus on the Food & Drug Administration’s expectations for breweries, wineries, and distilleries under the Food Safety Modernization Act.  A discussion of pertinent regulations will focus on training, Good Manufacturing Practices (Good Brewing Practices) and dealing with byproducts intended for Human or Animal foods.  A discussion around best practices will also cover HACCP concepts, Preventive Control regulations, training and ingredient testing.

Co-Sponsor(s):  AB Tech Small Business Center

Pre-registration required.
Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Aug
20
Tue
Branding Your Business (Online) @ Online
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Marketing and Sales

We will be reviewing the ins and outs of Branding

Speaker(s): Elyshia Brooks

Pre-registration is required.

Aug
29
Thu
Choosing Your Legal Structure (online) @ CPCC Central Campus Online
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are going to own a business, you must decide what kind of legal entity you will be. Learn about  the six main business structures (sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, Limited Liability Company, “c” corporation and “s” corporation) and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Speaker(s): Stephanie Fields

Pre-registration required.
Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.