/Events

Dec
19
Thu
Small Business Development @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

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
14
Tue
Risk Management: Get Real, Get Right, Get Results @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

When big events or natural disasters come to town, it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with the risks that could affect your business. Learn where to look for risks and how to create and implement a risk management program to make informed decisions for your small business.

Speaker(s): Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Asfalis Advisors

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

Jan
15
Wed
Government Contracting 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

This free seminar is designed to introduce small businesses to the government sales process. Learn the basics of how to prepare for local, state and federal government opportunities. Explore the dynamics of small business certifications and how they impact the procurement process. We will end the session with a demonstration on navigating the various electronic procurement platforms used to identify opportunities. This is the first session of the Government Contracting Series.

Speaker(s): Anita Staton, Miles Enterprise Solutions

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

Jan
21
Tue
Cracking the Code of Crisis Management @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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 Advisory

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

Jan
23
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 1 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

The business world is full of unexpected surprises and those who learn to use their Emotional Intelligence to navigate through them have been known to have long-term success. This workshop is designed to increase your self-awareness in your role as an entrepreneur, improve your ability to communicate under pressure and help you focus on solutions to bounce back more quickly. You will learn to recognize the emotions of others and use that data to respond, rather than react under pressure.

Speaker(s): Mic Alexander, Image Wealth Management

Pre-registration required

Jan
27
Mon
QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Central Campus, Levine Technology Bldg
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Objectives

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

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports

Content

  1. Class Introduction
    • What does your company do?
    • What information will be important to your company
    • Introduction to the QuickBooks navigator
    • Goals/objectives
    • Business terms
    • Using exercise disk
    • Set up a company
      • Use chart of accounts
      • Open cash account
  2. Review company setup and answer questions
    • Lists
    • Creating a company
    • Customer/job
    • Employee
    • Vendor
    • Customized fields
    • Managing lists
    • Working with bank accounts
      • Writing checks
      • Check registers
      • Handwritten checks
    • Entering and paying bills
    • Accounts Payable
    • Entering and paying bills
    • Learn to back up and restore QuickBooks on your computer
  3. Review items
    • Items (creating)
      • Optional (setting up invoices)
      • (selling products)
    • Invoicing for Service
    • Payment processing
  4. Review
    • Optional (payment processing)
    • Reconciling and other accounts (charge cards, etc.)
    • Creating reports/graphs
    • Customizing

Prerequisites

Basic computer skills & some basic accounting are required.

Method of Instruction

Lecture, Hands on

Evaluation

  • Exam: No
  • Demonstation of Skills: Yes
  • Class Partcipation: Yes
Jan
29
Wed
QuickBooks Level 1 @ CPCC Central Campus, Levine Technology Bldg
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Objectives

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

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports

Content

  1. Class Introduction
    • What does your company do?
    • What information will be important to your company
    • Introduction to the QuickBooks navigator
    • Goals/objectives
    • Business terms
    • Using exercise disk
    • Set up a company
      • Use chart of accounts
      • Open cash account
  2. Review company setup and answer questions
    • Lists
    • Creating a company
    • Customer/job
    • Employee
    • Vendor
    • Customized fields
    • Managing lists
    • Working with bank accounts
      • Writing checks
      • Check registers
      • Handwritten checks
    • Entering and paying bills
    • Accounts Payable
    • Entering and paying bills
    • Learn to back up and restore QuickBooks on your computer
  3. Review items
    • Items (creating)
      • Optional (setting up invoices)
      • (selling products)
    • Invoicing for Service
    • Payment processing
  4. Review
    • Optional (payment processing)
    • Reconciling and other accounts (charge cards, etc.)
    • Creating reports/graphs
    • Customizing

Prerequisites

Basic computer skills & some basic accounting are required.

Method of Instruction

Lecture, Hands on

Evaluation

  • Exam: No
  • Demonstation of Skills: Yes
  • Class Partcipation: Yes
Jan
30
Thu
Emotional Intelligence for Business Success 2 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

At some point in every business owner’s career, big events can threaten to disrupt your business. Whether it comes in the form of a client issue, natural disasters, or large disruptions outside their control, how the business owner responds can make or break their company. When important decisions need to be made, having the ability to assess the situation and choose the best solution is crucial. Learn how to enhance and implement your emotional intelligence skills so that decisions made during big events put your business on the path to success.

Speaker(s): Mic Alexander, Image Wealth Management

Pre-registration required