/Events

Mar
27
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150) @ Mass Mutual
Mar 27 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series 2-5 ($150)

Session 2: Business Concept – March 6

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 – March 12

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 – March 19

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 – March 27

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.

Apr
2
Tue
Grant Seeking to Grant Writing (Dual) @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin.  This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals, and submit for funding.  With step-by-step guidance you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the overall process of grant seeking and writing
  • Know the information that should be included in their proposal and financial section
  • Know how to build relationships
  • Understand how to communicate financial needs to prospective funders
  • Evaluate their reasons for wanting to submit for a particular grant
  • Identify the variety of funding resources and opportunities

This is a dual seminar you can attend in person or online.

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
4
Thu
Grant Seeking to Grant Writing (Dual) @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin.  This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals, and submit for funding.  With step-by-step guidance you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the overall process of grant seeking and writing
  • Know the information that should be included in their proposal and financial section
  • Know how to build relationships
  • Understand how to communicate financial needs to prospective funders
  • Evaluate their reasons for wanting to submit for a particular grant
  • Identify the variety of funding resources and opportunities

This is a dual seminar you can attend in person or online.

Apr
9
Tue
Grant Seeking to Grant Writing (Dual) @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin.  This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals, and submit for funding.  With step-by-step guidance you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the overall process of grant seeking and writing
  • Know the information that should be included in their proposal and financial section
  • Know how to build relationships
  • Understand how to communicate financial needs to prospective funders
  • Evaluate their reasons for wanting to submit for a particular grant
  • Identify the variety of funding resources and opportunities

This is a dual seminar you can attend in person or online.

Apr
11
Thu
Grant Seeking to Grant Writing (Dual) @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Baffled with the thought of grants and not sure where to begin.  This class helps you learn how to do the research, weigh the options, build relationships, incorporate what is needed in the proposals, and submit for funding.  With step-by-step guidance you will become an effective grant seeker and will be on your way to writing a winning proposal.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the overall process of grant seeking and writing
  • Know the information that should be included in their proposal and financial section
  • Know how to build relationships
  • Understand how to communicate financial needs to prospective funders
  • Evaluate their reasons for wanting to submit for a particular grant
  • Identify the variety of funding resources and opportunities

This is a dual seminar you can attend in person or online.

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
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
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.

 

Is Starting a Business Right for You? @ Steele Creek Library
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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