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Oct
18
Wed
Which Certifications are Right for Your Business? @ Online
Oct 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

SBE, MBE …. Certification confusion? Learn about the certification alphabet soup and how to use it to spell out success for your business. Learn how to get certified and why it matters.

 

Oct
19
Thu
ABC’s of Small Business Orientation @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
26
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 — SBA @ SBA Office
Oct 26 @ 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.

Nov
7
Tue
ABC’S Small Business Orientation @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Nov 7 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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.

Nov
9
Thu
SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 — Packard Place @ Packard Place
Nov 9 @ 5:45 PM – 8:00 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.

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) 

 

 

Nov
15
Wed
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
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.

Dec
5
Tue
ABC’S Small Business Orientation @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Dec 5 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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.

Small Business Networking Event
 

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