Business Model Canvas @ Online
Apr 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.

Negotiating with Sharks @ Small Business Center
Apr 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Whether you’re in the tank or pitching to local angel investors you need to know how to structure and negotiate a deal. Find out what angels look for, how to prepare, and even when to walk away. Learn about business valuation, setting reasonable terms, and securing the best deal.

Financing Your Business @ Online
Apr 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.

Planning Your Pitch @ Small Business Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Prepare, prepare, prepare. Shark Tank coming to Charlotte presents a potential life-changing opportunity for you and your business. You get that opportunity to pitch. Now what? How do you begin to craft your pitch? What will investors want to know? What do you need to include in those few precious minutes? Learn how to use the “power of story” to engage your audience with a clear and concise pitch

Job Costing in QuickBooks® @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 19 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Accurate job costing is one of the most critical tasks for managing job based businesses like construction companies, professional services firms and even not-for-profits. Many owners put it off because it seems too complicated or time-consuming. Discover how to use QuickBooks® as a powerful job costing tool to help your business grow and prosper. One day class. 30 minute Lunch break.

SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – SBA Office (1) @ SBA Office
Apr 20 @ 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM
SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - SBA Office (1) @ SBA Office | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Is Starting a Business Right for You?

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1: Start-up Basics

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
Apr 20 @ 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.

Latin American Chamber of Commerce Seminar “Resume Building” Offered by AARP @ Latin American Chamber of Commerce Office
Apr 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LACCC Seminar

“Resume Building”

Sponsored and presented by


This seminar is designed to help you build or revise your current resume and learn about what employers are expecting to see from a prospect candidate.  This seminar will be offered in English, but we will have bilingual members of our organization to assist those who may have some questions and prefer to make them in Spanish.

 Free Parking


Light refreshments provided!This seminar is FREE of charge

Must Register – Limited Space

Deadline registration – Wednesday, April 19th


Perfecting Your Pitch @ Small Business Center
Apr 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

A good pitch can be life changing for your business and we all know practice makes perfect. This is your chance to pitch in front of other entrepreneurs and get feedback from business coaches. Gain confidence, polish your delivery and get ready to hop into the tank or pitch to local investors.

CMBCC April 2017 Empowerment Saturday @ Charlotte-Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce
Apr 22 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Business Law, Real Estate, Taxes and Investments

One of the most valuable assets you can have as a business owner or entrepreneur is a solid team. Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce (CMBCC) has put together a team of experts for you as a part of our April 2017 Empowerment Saturday Workshop.

We are hosting an eye-opening discussion on four of the most important aspects of business:

– Legal
– Real Estate
– Taxes
– Investments

Join CMBCC 9:00 am Saturday, April 22 for our signature educational workshop series. Gain insights on retirement investing as a business owner, strategies to implement in order to minimize tax burdens, how owning your building should be a short term goal and more.

CMBCC Members $10.00 | Guests $15.00

Visit cmbcc.org/events to learn more and register online


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