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Aug
11
Tue
Small Business Development / Business Plan Overview @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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. Having challenges with understanding where to begin with your business plan, and what components are required? The Business Plan Overview session will give business owners the ability to walk-away knowledgeable of the key objectives needed for a professional plan.

Aug
13
Thu
53 Ideas: Pitch Day (Live-stream) @ Online
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm

 

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Join us for the exciting conclusion of the 53 Ideas Business Pitch Competition. Out of the 53 business ideas chosen to compete, the field was narrowed down to the top 15 who will pitch for the top three spots. First place winning $10,000, second place earning, $5,000 and third place receiving $2,500.

Meet these future entrepreneurs and find out who will claim the top spots walking away with funding to catapult their idea forward.

Everyone is invited to come check it out! There might also be a viewers choice so be prepared to cast your vote.

Register now to attend this virtual event!


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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

Aug
20
Thu
Legal Protection & Formation – Webinar @ CPCC Small Business Center
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Legal matters may not be the sexiest part of a startup but every founder needs to understand basic legal principles and practices. Discover the core legal decisions that will have to be made at the onset of your business such as forms of incorporation, contracts and agreements and ways to protect your intellectual property.

Speaker(s): Bobby Robinson of Nexsen Pruett

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
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
10
Thu
Business Plan Development Overview @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Having challenges with understanding where to begin with your business plan, and what components are required? The Business Plan Overview session will give business owners the ability to walk-away knowledgeable of the key objectives needed for a professional plan. Edward Jones will also present Bringing Balance To Your Budget – Simplify Your Spending & Savings Strategies – Understanding Your Financials

Enhance Your Business & Protect Yourself: The ABCs of Trademarks in NC @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This course will discuss legislative protections for different kinds of intellectual property, cover the basics of trademark and service mark registration in North Carolina, review why it’s desirable to register, and describe the State’s counterfeit enforcement initiatives, including the applicable criminal laws.

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.

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