/Events

Oct
1
Thu
Staying Cool when Starting an HVAC Business @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You’ve got the skills to keep customers cool during the hot summer months, now it’s time to launch your own venture. Discuss key strategies for starting a business, such as financing, identifying customers and the importance of licensing, zoning, legal issues, and more!

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.

Oct
5
Mon
Marketing Monday: Using Video & You Tube @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how regular people become “YouTubers” and make millions from simple videos? More importantly, how you can use video to grow your business? It’s time to stop wondering. Learn strategies for creating videos and find out the steps you need to be successful in adding video to your marketing mix.

Speaker(s): Jo Jaq’s Joseph Mullins

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.

What’s Next: Planning for Growth @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a look at the broad concept of growth and narrow it down into actionable steps to achieve scalability. Will focus on identifying and setting strategic goals, the big vision, understanding key focus areas (which will be expanded upon in other seminars in the series sessions) as well as primary challenges and stages of growth.

Speaker(s): Brenda Anderson, Galilee Agency

Oct
7
Wed
Doing Business with the City, County & Airport @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

State and local governments spend millions of dollars to procure goods and services. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts. Discover what they spend money on and the steps to follow to successfully navigate their unique procurement processes.

Speaker(s): S. Thomas – CIty J. Davis – County M. Torres – Airport

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.

Oct
15
Thu
Turn up the Heat on Marketing your HVAC Business @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

How will you make your HVAC business stand out amongst the crowd? Discover the best ways to identify and attract customers. Learn the best channels for marketing your HVAC business, and how your satisfied customers can sell you through online reviews.

Speaker(s): Caitlin Sellers

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.

Oct
20
Tue
Proposal Writing 101 @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’ve found an RFP that your business is perfect for, now what? Learn to respond to opportunities by writing proposals that enhance your chances of winning a contract. Discover how to write a proposal that shows why your company is the best one for the job. Sixth in the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Anita Staton, Miles Enterprise Solutions

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.

Oct
22
Thu
No-Sweat Budgeting for HVAC Businesses @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

No matter how experienced a technician you are, operating your own HVAC business requires an understanding of bookkeeping. Learn how to determine your startup and ongoing costs, and how to project income and expenses for the future. Develop an understanding of cash flow and break-even analysis so the numbers don’t make you sweat.

Speaker(s): Christine Carlini

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.

Nov
11
Wed
How to Conduct a Successful Strategic Planning Process in a Post-COVID World @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Workshop Objectives: • Understand four different approaches to planning and which fits your organization • Explore the do’s and don’ts of a SWOT Analysis or Environmental Scan 
 • Determine the role of staff and board in the planning process • Identify the role of vision, mission, values, goals and objectives in successful planning
 • Recognize why planning fails and the essential steps to avoid the pitfalls

Nov
12
Thu
Business Plan Basics @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

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.

Nov
18
Wed
How to do Virtual Fundraising in a Post-COVID World @ CPCC Small Business Center - Online
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topic: Nonprofit

Workshop Objectives: • Learn leadership’s proper role in raising major gifts • Identify the characteristics of a Culture of Philanthropy • Demystify how to find new dollars and new donors in the Charlotte region • Learn five steps to raising major gifts that work in an era of social isolation • Learn how to design and host highly successful “virtual” events

Speaker(s): John Curtis

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