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)

FAST TRACK to NC DOT Certification and PreQual @ Online
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a Small Business wanting to pursue NC DOT Projects? Learn about the DBE, SBE, and SPSF certification and requirements; how to submit application using the NEW Online Certification Application Portal; understand NC DOT prequalification; find out the benefits of BOWD opportunities; connect with SBTRC and PTAC to assist you with certification journey. Motivated attendees who participate in both classes, and complete a full application package will receive PRIORITY REVIEW !!!

MUST attend both sessions (April 7th and 14th) to qualify for PRIORITY REVIEW

SEATS are Limited.. Register today

Presenters:  NC DOT / SBTRC / PTAC

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

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

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

Entrepreneur Roadmap to Starting a Business @ Webinar
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Want to start a business, but not sure of the paperwork you need or the steps you should take??? This Startup Workshop is designed to give Entrepreneurs on-site legal counsel and assistance. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with answers to their legal questions, support with filling out documents with NC Secretary of the State, and support with completing all paperwork to get your business up and running.

Speakers: Natalie Williams / Joy Ellington  / Caroline Aponte /  Ann Elmore / Raeneice Taltoan-Reed

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