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Aug
13
Thu
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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/content/take-workshop-249

Aug
18
Tue
Developing a Business Plan – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.

Speaker(s): Tom Conroy

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Aug
19
Wed
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Aug 19 @ 12:45 pm – 3:45 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/content/take-workshop-249

Sep
1
Tue
How to Start a Business – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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 required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Sep
3
Thu
Customer Discovery – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Businesses fail because of a lack of customers. Learn how to prove you have a market at the onset using the Customer Discovery process. Find out the best way to approach potential customers to ask for information about their needs and to obtain feedback on your potential idea/solution. This early feedback is priceless and will help you design the “ideal” solution itself – one that customers want and are willing to pay for. Don’t fail for lack of product market fit!

Speaker(s): Devin Collins, Interim Executive Director, Ventureprise

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Sep
10
Thu
Funding Your Business – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing and learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources.

Speaker(s): Dan Gotte, Real Rock Holdings

Pre-registration required. Online Web Ex registrants will be emailed the access information 24 hours before the training seminar. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Sep
12
Sat
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Sep 12 @ 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 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/content/take-workshop-249

Sep
14
Mon
Food Trucks 101: Starting a Mobile Food Business – Online @ CPCC Small Business Center
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Class will meet Monday & Wednesday’s 6-9pm (last class meets 6-7:30pm)

Pre-registration required

Sep
15
Tue
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Virtual webinar via Zoom
Sep 15 @ 12:45 pm – 3:45 pm

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

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept (September 15, 2020)

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 (September 22,  2020)

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 (September 29, 2020)

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 (October 6, 2020)

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)

Register: The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

 

Sep
16
Wed
Is starting a business right for you? Score virtual workshop @ Zoom virtual meeting
Sep 16 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 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/content/take-workshop-249

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