Is Starting a Business Right for You? The Basics @ Mountain Island Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

 Session 1: Start-Up Basics – FREE SCORE Charlotte Workshop

This introductory workshop focuses on the Business Start-Up Basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. The Business 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

Managing Your Salon Finances @ City View Center
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Whether you run a salon or are renting a booth, operating a cosmetology business requires you to have an understanding of bookkeeping. Learn how to properly record financial transactions and understand basic financial statements to make sure you aren’t trimming your profits!

Speaker(s): James Speed

Cracking the Code of Crisis Management @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

It’s not if it’s when. As a business owner, you want to avoid crisis but despite your best efforts they are bound to occur. Don’t wait until a crisis strikes. Prepare now to reduce the impact on your business. In this seminar, you will define what a crisis is for your company, the key players needed during a crisis, and how to maintain your reputation in real-time.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Nonprofit Financial Basics @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Discover the basic financial requirements that impact nonprofit operation. Learn best practices in board fiduciary duties, budgeting basics and yearly financial reporting requirements. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting

Pre-registration required Register to attend online or in-person

Working the Business Model Canvas @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real-world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required.