Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, The Basics @ Packard Place
Dec 6 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop #1

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

FREE Workshop

Session 1: Start-Up Basics

This Business Start-Up Basics workshop introduces and 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 Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Session 1, 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.

Starting Your Business Workshop is sponsored by Charlotte SCORE and taught by experienced SCORE Mentors at no cost to you. Charlotte SCORE is a SBA partner.


Small Business Resources @ Online
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

If you are just getting started or an early stage business owner this is your opportunity to learn about all the resources and nonprofit organizations that can assist you on your entrepreneurial journey. You’ll gain perspective on which resources to access at what time and also find out about services to help you manage and grow your business.

Speaker(s): Briles Johnson

Online WebEx registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training session

Meeting number 644 965 235

Meeting password: sbcn2019

Pre-registration is required

Customer Discovery @ CPCC Small Business Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Speaker(s): Gayle Ireland

Pre-Registration is Required


Fee: No Cost

Working the Business Model Canvas @ CPCC SMall Business Center
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 is required

Building an MVP @ CPCC Hall Building 3rd floor Room 310
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

So you want to launch something cool, but you need money to do it, but you won’t have money until you launch something cool. Learn how to create an MVP, Minimal Viable Product. This proven process will enable you to make the least investment to test your business model and get a product in the hands of the customer.

Speaker(s): Renee Hode and Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.