/Events

Apr
13
Tue
5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): WBCC Representative

Click here to register.

5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): WBCC Representative

Click here to register.

You Need Help…Need To Hire…But Short On Cash? @ Online
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NC DOL will provide your organization with information and guidance that will help to gain and maintain compliance with applicable labor laws; training on compliance requirements, employer responsibilities, and application of applicable laws; and cover topics related to Overtime requirements, minimum wage requirements, youth employment, record-keeping requirements, wage deductions, exemptions, and employer-employee relationships.

Charlotte Works helps businesses fill new positions and also helps to upskill existing employees through education and skills training opportunities. The UpSkill Charlotte training grant helps businesses make a difference in their bottom line by addressing employees’ skills gaps.

Presenters:  Christina Morales-Bebrin (NC DOL) /   Andrew Davila (Charlotte Works)

Apr
15
Thu
8A Certification for Small Businesses @ Webinar
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year, which includes the 8(a) Program. Doing business with the government can help you expand your business. The government wants to provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals or entities by limiting competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Speaker: SBA – NC Representative

Apr
20
Tue
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required. Basic computer skills are required.   

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Create a chart of accounts
  • Enter bills
  • Enter checks
  • Record invoices
  • Deal with a couple of financial reports.
Apr
22
Thu
Basic Accounting with QuickBooks @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required. Basic computer skills are required.   

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Create a chart of accounts
  • Enter bills
  • Enter checks
  • Record invoices
  • Deal with a couple of financial reports.
5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business @ Webinar
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): Sonya Miller-Ray

Click here to register.

Apr
27
Tue
DON’T MISS OUT ~ How to Do Business with City of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County @ Online
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you know about the small business opportunities available with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County? Learn about Charlotte Business Inclusion programs, how to become certified and vendor with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and learn ways to network and participate in opportunities. Connect with SBTRC and PTAC to assist you with certification journey.

Presenters: City of Charlotte / Mecklenburg County / PTAC / SBTRC

Apr
29
Thu
Enhance & Protect a Key Business Asset: Register Your Trademarks! @ Webinar
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

How many forms of intellectual property are important to your business success? Are you producing blogs? Did you spend time and money developing a logo or a slogan? Intellectual property can be a key business asset, yet trademarks are one of the most misunderstood areas of law. This webinar will orient you to the different types of intellectual property, what can be registered & what can’t, where & why. In this session, you’ll also learn trademark terminology; costs/benefits/pitfalls of trademark registration; differences between federal & state (North Carolina) trademark registration; & how to register your business trademark at state (North Carolina) & federal level.

Speakers: Ann Elmore  / Bobby Robinson

May
11
Tue
QuickBooks Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Test @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Stand out from the crowd as a QuickBooks® Certified user. The exam prep will provide you with  a review if you have completed QuickBooks Levels 1 and 2 and will prepare you for success on the exam. The exam validates your knowledge of QuickBooks Pro financial software, and if you score 80 percent or above, you will earn the industry recognized “QuickBooks Certified User” designation. The credential is ideal to add to your résumé or to gain instant credibility as a bookkeeper, office manager or business owner.

Prerequisite: Students seeking to sit for the examination are required to have completed SBX7440 and SBX7460.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

  • Work efficiently and effectively within QuickBooks Pro financial software
  • Demonstrate QuickBooks Pro capabilities to current and future employers
  • Receive an official QuickBooks Certified User certificate upon scoring 80 percent or above on the exam
  • Identify themselves as a QuickBooks Certified User on their resume

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