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May
2
Tue
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #2 – #5 Workshop Series – May 2017 (3) @ SBA Office
May 2 @ 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM

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  (May 2, 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  (May 9, 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  (May 16, 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  (May 23, 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)

REGISTER NOW!

May
4
Thu
SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – SBA Office (1) @ SBA Office
May 4 @ 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.

May
17
Wed
Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Luncheon-Keynote Speaker, City of Charlotte Mayor, Jennifer Roberts @ Mint Museum Uptown
May 17 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

LACCC Luncheon

Keynote Speaker
City of Charlotte Mayor
Jennifer Roberts
Biography

“Growing the Latino Business Impact in Charlotte”

 Sponsored by


www.hometrustbanking.com

 

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte supports


 
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Mint Museum Uptown
500 S Tryon Street, 5th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

Parking Validated at
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage

And at The Greens Parking Garage

Contact Information:
LACCC Director of Membership and Programs Paula Aguilera 704-343-2525
Fees/Admission:
$20.00 Members
$35.00 Non-Members 
$40.00 At the Door  Deadline registration: Monday, May 15, 2017  Please register now!
May
18
Thu
SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – SBA Office (1) @ SBA Office
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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.

May
23
Tue
2017 CMBCC 30 Under 30 Recognition Breakfast @ Johnson C. Smith University
May 23 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Charlotte-Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce is honoring young business owners & professionals who are contributing positively to the fabric of our community.

Join CMBCC for breakfast, 8:00 am Tuesday May 23rd at Johnson C. Smith University, as we recognize thirty of Charlotte’s brightest entrepreneurs and business professionals — 30 years and under.

This year, we are excited to showcase Mecklenburg County Public Defender and Community Advocate, Toussaint Romain, as our keynote speaker.

Visit cmbcc.org/events/calendar/ to learn more.

 

May
24
Wed
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte Small Business Expo. @ Oasis Shriners Center
May 24 @ 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte is hosting its Small Business Expo on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Seeking new connections or a career change? Join us! There will be close to 60 small business and corporate booths.
SMALL BUSINESS BOOTH $175
Early Bird Special if purchased before May 1st is only $150
Purchase your booth now!
For CORPORATE Booth purchase please email to admin@lacccharlotte.com to request special packet. Limited Space.General Admission is FREE and we expect a crowd of over 500!  Prizes will be raffled and there will be food and drinks available for purchase.

TITLE Sponsor:

 

GOLD Sponsor:
SILVER Sponsors:

BRONZE Sponsors:

The LACCC is supporting


CharlotteBusinessResources.com

FREE and Open to the Public!
Buy your Exhibition Booth Now!
Bring your business cards and best networking shoes!
Please register to help us keep a count, thanks!

 

Jun
8
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – Packard Place @ Packard Place
Jun 8 @ 12:19 AM – 1:19 AM
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - Packard Place @ Packard Place | 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.

Jun
15
Thu
ABC’s of Small Business Orientation @ Women's Business Center of Charlotte
Jun 15 @ 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.

Jun
22
Thu
SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – SBA Office (1) @ SBA Office
Jun 22 @ 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.

 

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