/Events

Sep
17
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 @ SBA
Sep 17 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues Sept 10)

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 (Tues Sept 17)

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 (Tues Sept 24)

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 (Tues Oct 1)

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.

Food Truck 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

What’s the best way to learn how get a feel for the mobile food scene in your area? Start talking to the most experienced and successful vendors in your area of course! – See more at: http://foodtruckempire.com/how-to/kansas-city/#sthash.OD9UC1uE.dpuf

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Bonus: course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck operators.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Understand unique laws and regulations for food trucks
  • Investigate the feasibly of launching a mobile food business
  • Become familiar with best practices in operating, marketing and branding a mobile food business
WEE Talks…Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop, The Basics @ Waxhaw Entrepreneurs
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WEE Talks…IS STARTING A BUSINESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Join us for this SCORE Workshop, covering the Basics. Jim Weiland, Certified Mentor, will lead WEE Talks…Is Starting a Business Right for You?

He will help you:

This Startup Basics Workshop will provide you with an overview of the skills and tools that you will need when deciding to start a business. Or not.

Walk-ins are welcome! NO FEE to attend. Free parking in the rear.

SCORE Charlotte Chapter offers free mentoring for small business owners via face-to-face, email, phone or video conferencing. 704-344-6576

Waxhaw Entrepreneurs is a co-working space for small business. 704-219-8765.

SCORE Charlotte and Waxhaw Entrepreneurs are co-sponsoring this Workshop, titled WEE Talks…Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Sep
18
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop #1, The Basics @ SBA
Sep 18 @ 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

Sep
19
Thu
Food Truck 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

What’s the best way to learn how get a feel for the mobile food scene in your area? Start talking to the most experienced and successful vendors in your area of course! – See more at: http://foodtruckempire.com/how-to/kansas-city/#sthash.OD9UC1uE.dpuf

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Bonus: course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck operators.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Understand unique laws and regulations for food trucks
  • Investigate the feasibly of launching a mobile food business
  • Become familiar with best practices in operating, marketing and branding a mobile food business
Sep
21
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop #1, The Basics @ Cornelius Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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

 

Sep
24
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 @ SBA
Sep 24 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues Sept 10)

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 (Tues Sept 17)

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 (Tues Sept 24)

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 (Tues Oct 1)

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.

Food Truck 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

What’s the best way to learn how get a feel for the mobile food scene in your area? Start talking to the most experienced and successful vendors in your area of course! – See more at: http://foodtruckempire.com/how-to/kansas-city/#sthash.OD9UC1uE.dpuf

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Bonus: course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck operators.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Understand unique laws and regulations for food trucks
  • Investigate the feasibly of launching a mobile food business
  • Become familiar with best practices in operating, marketing and branding a mobile food business
Oct
1
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2-5 @ SBA
Oct 1 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Session 2: Business Concept (Tues Sept 10)

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 (Tues Sept 17)

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 (Tues Sept 24)

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 (Tues Oct 1)

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.

Oct
2
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop #1, The Basics @ Charlotte Main Library
Oct 2 @ 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