/Events

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
22
Wed
Is Starting a Business Right For You? The Basics @ SBA
Jan 22 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

 Session 1:  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 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/local-workshops-4

Responding to RFP, RFQ and ITBs @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

Get an insider’s look at what it takes to win a significant contract. A City of Charlotte contracting officer will share insights on how to respond to Requests for Proposals and other potential opportunities. See samples of successful submissions. Learn the do’s and don’t’s in writing and submitting a proposal. Understand how decisions are made. Find out how to successfully compete in the proposal process. This is the second session in the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Johnella Walker

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

Jan
23
Thu
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Packard Place, Garage
Jan 23 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept (Jan 9, 2020)

The first workshop focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Business Concept Workshop, you are able to identify your target markets, describe your products and services, and collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan.

Session 3: Marketing Plan (Jan 16, 2020)

The second workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan Workshop covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.

Session 4: Financial Projections (Jan 23, 2020)

The third workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Session 5: Funding Sources and Next Steps (Jan 30, 2020)

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merit of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Attend all four sessions for $150.00 (A second person from the same company is an additional $50.00)

The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

 

Jan
25
Sat
Is Starting a Business Right for You? The Basics @ Mountain Island Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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/local-workshops-4

Jan
30
Thu
Is Starting a Business Right For You? SCORE Workshop Series #2–#5 (Fee: $150 for Workshop Series) @ Packard Place, Garage
Jan 30 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Is Starting a Business Right for You? SCORE Workshop Series #2 — #5

(Fee: $150 for Workshop Series)

Join us for four three-hour sessions that help you understand these basics:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea,
  • Marketing your product or service,
  • Understanding business financials and how they work, and
  • How to fund and finance your business.

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Business Start-Up Series – 4 Sessions

Session 2: Business Concept (Jan 9, 2020)

The first workshop focuses on your business concept and step-by-step guidance in researching your idea, your market, and your competition. At the end of the Business Concept Workshop, you are able to identify your target markets, describe your products and services, and collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan.

Session 3: Marketing Plan (Jan 16, 2020)

The second workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan Workshop covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.

Session 4: Financial Projections (Jan 23, 2020)

The third workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Session 5: Funding Sources and Next Steps (Jan 30, 2020)

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merit of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Attend all four sessions for $150.00 (A second person from the same company is an additional $50.00)

The Business Start-Up Workshop Series is presented by SCORE Certified Mentors. Free one-on-one counseling is part of the workshop process.

 

Feb
20
Thu
Business Planning for Cosmetologists @ City View Center
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topic: Business Basics

A business plan can be the most important tool someone looking to start a cosmetology business can have. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for long-term success. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated in any successful cosmetology business. Discover the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process painless.

Speaker(s): James Speed

Become an AirBnB Entrepreneur @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you have a home that could be earning you extra income on AirBnB? If you think the answer may be yes, join us to learn how to become a part of the fast-growing short-term rental market. Learn how to optimize your AirBnB rental to maximize your profit!

Speaker(s): Ashley Patterson, Creator’s Law

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

Feb
27
Thu
Managing Your Salon Finances @ City View Center
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Whether you run a salon or are renting a booth, operating a cosmetology business requires you to have an understanding of bookkeeping. Learn how to properly record financial transactions and understand basic financial statements to make sure you aren’t trimming your profits!

Speaker(s): James Speed

Apr
21
Tue
Cracking the Code of Crisis Management @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg. Room 215/Online
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 Advisors

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