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Apr
28
Sat
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- University City @ University Regional Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has resources to help you start and grow your business. ReferenceUSA, an online directory of millions of United States companies, can be used to find out who your competitors are, get valuable information for deciding on a business location, find customers if you are selling B2B, and more. If you have a profile of the person you would sell your product or service to, then using SimplyAnalytics, will give you statistics and demographic information. Your taxes have allowed the Library to provide these valuable resources at no additional cost, attend this hands-on workshop to learn how to use them to succeed in your business.

Apr
30
Mon
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop I @ Steele Creek Library
Apr 30 @ 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.

May
1
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2–#5 ($150) @ SBA - Small Business Administration
May 1 @ 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS #2 – #5 is a series of workshops which will help you decide if your idea for a business is viable! This SCORE series includes four three-hour workshops with action steps.

Session #2 — Business Concept (May 1, 2018

Session #3 — Marketing Plan (May 8, 2018)

Session #4 — Financial Projections (May 15, 2018)

Session #5 — Funding Sources and Next Steps (May 22, 2018)

Cost of Workshop Series #2–#5 is $150.

May
2
Wed
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop I @ SBA - Small Business Administration
May 2 @ 12:45 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.

May
8
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2–#5 ($150) @ SBA - Small Business Administration
May 8 @ 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS #2 – #5 is a series of workshops which will help you decide if your idea for a business is viable! This SCORE series includes four three-hour workshops with action steps.

Session #2 — Business Concept (May 1, 2018

Session #3 — Marketing Plan (May 8, 2018)

Session #4 — Financial Projections (May 15, 2018)

Session #5 — Funding Sources and Next Steps (May 22, 2018)

Cost of Workshop Series #2–#5 is $150.

Start a Business Using ReferenceUSA @ UNCC- Portal Bldg Room 242
May 8 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Fifth of 2018 Series of SBTDC’s  2-2-2 ( Every SECOND TUESDAY at 2:00pm) seminars to help jump start your business.

Learn how to navigate the ReferenceUSA databases online from your own computer for free. Lean how to use ReferenceUSA databases to gather information for your business plan.

Find out how to accumulate free potential customer lists. Learn how to find vendors and gather data on potential competitors. Begin the process of becoming an independent business owner with the help of our year-long series of start up assistance related seminars.

 

Special Instructions:

Event located in room 242 of PORTAL Bldg., UNC-Charlotte Campus.
Use 9319 Robert D Snyder Rd., Charlotte, NC 28223 for GPS directions
On campus Parking available in Deck CR1. Rates have changed to: $5- first hour, $2/hour following

May
9
Wed
PitchBreakfast @ Packard Place
May 9 @ 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

PitchBreakfast is a catalyst within the entrepreneurial community, a safe place where entrepreneurs go to connect, learn and grow.

SCHEDULE

8:00 AM Networking + Breakfast
8:15 AM Pitches
9:15 AM Networking

PitchBreakfast is the second Wednesday of every month at Packard Place, 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), Charlotte, NC 28202.

2 to 4 companies have 5 minutes (with slides) to present their ideas followed by 10 minutes of feedback from our expert panelists and then a Q+A with the audience.

Once a quarter, we host IDEA Pitch, for the select pitchsters from PitchBreakfast. 2 to 4 companies have 2 minutes (no slides) to present their ideas followed by 15 minutes of feedback from IDEA Fund Partners.

Breakfast and coffee is provided, courtesy of our sponsors.

PARKING

Packard Place is located at 222 S. Church Street (Between 3rd and 4th Streets), just 3 blocks from the Lynx Blue Line 3rd Street/Convention Center stop.

Parking is available on the street around Packard Place and at many affordable parking decks shown on the map.

May
10
Thu
SBA 8A Certification @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
May 10 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Firms should be able to demonstrate a potential for success. The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program also provides access to government contracting opportunities, allowing small businesses to better compete in the federal contracting marketplace. SBA works with certified 8(a) firms to provide counseling as well as management and technical assistance over a nine-year period.

Your Small Business Taxes @ CPCC Levine Campus
May 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.

May
15
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Workshop Series #2–#5 ($150) @ SBA - Small Business Administration
May 15 @ 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS #2 – #5 is a series of workshops which will help you decide if your idea for a business is viable! This SCORE series includes four three-hour workshops with action steps.

Session #2 — Business Concept (May 1, 2018

Session #3 — Marketing Plan (May 8, 2018)

Session #4 — Financial Projections (May 15, 2018)

Session #5 — Funding Sources and Next Steps (May 22, 2018)

Cost of Workshop Series #2–#5 is $150.

Small Business Networking Event
 

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