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Nov
14
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series #2-#5 — Art Institute @ The Art Institute of Charlotte
Nov 14 @ 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #2 – #5 Workshop Series – Nov 2017  ($150)

SCORE  Series Workshop

 

Is Starting a Business Right for You? 

Attend this comprehensive series of workshops to help you test your new business idea and gets you started on the right path. Free one-to-one counseling is also a part of the workshop process. 

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

  • 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.  

Session 2: Business Concept (Nov 14, 2017)

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 (Nov 21, 2017)

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 (Nov 28, 2017)

 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 (Dec 5, 2017)

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 merits of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all of 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) 

 

 

Marketing Your Business @ CPCC Cato Campus
Nov 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.

Nov
15
Wed
Latin American Chamber of Commmerce of Charlotte 2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon @ Mint Museum Uptown
Nov 15 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2017 LACCC ANNUAL MEETING
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 11 am – 2 pm
Keynote Speaker: Dave Mckeown “Lead Like you Mean  It”
Presenting Sponsor

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Annual Meeting Host Sponsor

Location:
Mint Museum – Uptown
500 S. Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202Parking Validated at
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
And at The Greens Parking Garage
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Contact Information:
Paula Aguilera, Director of Memberships & Programs admin@lacccharlotte.com; 704-343-2525
Fees/Admission:
$40 per personFor tables of 10
please call 704-343-2525 for detailsGold Level $2,500
Silver Level $1,000
Bronze Lelve $600
Click here for sponsorship packet

SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 — Charlotte Main Library @ Charlotte Main Library
Nov 15 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics 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.

Nov
16
Thu
Entrepreneur Readiness Training 101 & 102 @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Nov 16 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tonnia Thomas delivers – Entrepreneurship can be both a rewarding and challenging road to follow.  Giving life to your vision requires a lot of planning and fitting many pieces together to reach success.  ER101 Focuses on key elements to support Entrepreneur’s in the journey ahead.  Participants walk away with key learning on: Defining value for clients; Building a strategy for growth; 3C Readiness in managing risk, Establishing an Operating Budget, Building a Strategy.

 

 

SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 — SBA @ SBA Office
Nov 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics 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.

ABC’s of Small Business Orientation @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Nov 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ABC’s Small Business Orientation

WBCC  will deliver – 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, financial projections, and funding opportunities.

ABC’s Small Business Orientation @ Womens Business Center Of Charlotte
Nov 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WBCC  will deliver – 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, financial projections, and funding opportunities.

StartCharlotte LIVE! 2017 @ Heist Brewery
Nov 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us Thursday, November 16th at Heist Brewing for an evening devoted to celebrating the movers and shakers of the Charlotte startup ecosystem – just in time for Global Entrepreneurship Week! The evening will feature the presentation of the annual Startup Community Awards and the introduction of the StartCharlotte annual report on the community’s successes. We’ll have food, live music, and plenty of networking. We hope to see you all there!

This event is free if registered through CBRBiz.com. Otherwise, event admission is $20.

Schedule of Events:
6:00 – 7:00pm          Networking & Entertainment
7:00 – 7:30pm          Startup Community Awards
7:30 – 8:00pm          Introduction of the StartCharlotte Report
8:00 – 9:00pm          Closing Words and Celebration

How to Do Business with the City of Charlotte @ CPCC Central Campus
Nov 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Business opportunities with the City of Charlotte include purchasing opportunities, construction projects, professional services, and procurement programs. Find out how to become a certified Small Business Enterprise vendor, and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities.

 

Small Business Networking Event
 

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