/Events

Aug
11
Tue
Protecting Your Employees During Turbulent Times – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

When things aren’t business as usual, it is important for business owners to make sure their employees feel safe and heard. Explore techniques to help keep your employees healthy, physically and mentally. Discuss how to handle concerns from your employees, whether they are virus related or in response to any other unrest in the world today.

Speaker(s): Nikki Pounds HR Unequivocally

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.

Sep
10
Thu
Funding Your Business – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing and learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources.

Speaker(s): Dan Gotte, Real Rock 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.

Sep
17
Thu
H U B Certification – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are a women, minority, or disabled business owner, come join us and learn how to position your company to do business with the State of North Carolina. State government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the state. Many state contract opportunities contain participation goals for Historically Underutilized Businesses (minority and women-owned businesses). This certification training will feature: • A review of the complete Statewide Uniform Certification HUB Certification application process. • In-depth hands-on assistance through the process of registering on the Electronic Vendor Portal(eVP) • Answers to the most common application questions • Receive guidance on how to grow and market your business for success in state government Plan NOW to leverage this resource to create a competitive advantage in your market.

Speaker(s): Melissa Terrell, HUB/Department of Administration

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.

Sep
21
Mon
Marketing Monday: Google My Business – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Google has changed the way businesses do work. If a customer can’t find a business on Google, does it even exist? Learn how to utilize the free Google My Business tool to promote your business profile and websites. With a Google My Business account, you can connect and engage with more customers and showcase your business details in a way to drive sales!

Presenter: TBA

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.

Sep
24
Thu
Choosing Your Legal Structure – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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): Matthew Villmer

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.

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.

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