/Events

Dec
12
Thu
Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series, #1, The Basics @ SBA
Dec 12 @ 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

Jan
7
Tue
How to Start a Business @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business and go 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 required. Register to attend online or in-person

Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Jan
9
Thu
Business Law for Entrepreneurs @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Managing a Business

Avoid legal pitfalls from the start by familiarizing yourself with the basic legal practices associated with building a business. Discover which entity structure is best for your business and more! This workshop will be led by an attorney and time will be available for group discussion.

Speaker(s): Abbie Baynes, Baynes Law

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

online, Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar.

Jan
16
Thu
Business Plan Basics @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Learn the components of a business plan and how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Find out what a potential lenders looks for in the plan.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

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

Jan
29
Wed
Developing a Capability Statement @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

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): LaPrinda Spann, Lain Consulting, LLC

Feb
13
Thu
Starting a Cosmetology Business @ City View Center
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

You’ve got the styling skills, now its time to learn how to launch your own venture. Discuss key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. All participants will receive salon industry value.

Speaker(s): James Speed

Pre Registration is required

Feb
20
Thu
Business Planning for Cosmetologists @ City View Center
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

A business plan can be the most important tool someone looking to start a cosmetology business can have. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for long-term success. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated in any successful cosmetology business. Discover the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process painless.

Speaker(s): James Speed

Feb
27
Thu
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

Mar
17
Tue
How to Start a Business @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Understand the basics of starting a business and go 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 required. Register to attend online or in-person