Business Networking Luncheon:
Matthews Chamber will hold a Chamber Business Networking Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road in Matthews. $15. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.
2013 Economic Outlook:
Charlotte Chamber’s East Chapter hosts an in-depth presentation by Tim Quinlan, Wells Fargo economist. This session will provide a general overview of the U.S. economy and examine the drivers of economic growth. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events
Graduate Roundtable Information Sessions
Learn how Northeastern programs align with your professional career and personal life. Meet one-on-one with faculty members and learn about graduate education. Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at Northeastern University Charlotte, 101 N. Tryon St., 11th floor. Details: www.northeastern.edu/charlotte
Getting to the Core of Business
The CORE strategic development program, designed for business owners, is offered exclusively at CPCC and walks through how to build a strategy to successfully market and run your own businesses. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Start Your Business Now
Learn how to start off right and increase the odds of your business being successful. Free. 5:30- 7:30 p.m. at University Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Healthcare 2013 and Beyond
Join the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for a presentation by Bill Leonard with Carolinas Healthcare System, who will provide information on cost, quality and trends locally and nationally from an employer impact perspective. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Business After Hours
Park Sterling Bank, formally known as Citizens South Bank, hosts the York County Regional Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m., at 2215 India Hook Road in Rock Hill. Details: www.yorkcountychamber.com.
Accelerated Networking Luncheon & EXPO:
eWomenNetwork presents Tana Greene, CVO Greene Group, as the guest speaker at the Accelerated Networking Luncheon & EXPO Event. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. Cost: $45. Details: www.ewomennetwork.com/chapter/greatercharlotteregion.
Latin American Chamber of Commerce After Holidays Appreciation
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce hosts an appreciation event with Spanish Brass Quintet. 8 p.m. at Queens University of Charlotte’s Dana Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Cost: $20. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com.
Business Round Table
Join FemCity Charlotte president, Hillary Lacouture, for a business round table meeting as part of The Pink Collar Business Series. $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers (includes breakfast and business consulting). 9 -11 a.m. at FABO, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Suite 180. Details: www.femfessionals.com
Business Start Up
Get step-by-step instructions on how to start a small business and increase the odds of success. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Room 4213, 400 building, North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. Details: www.rccc.edu/sbc/courses-and-seminars.
Business Plan Basics:
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Get a general overview and basic understanding of the components of a typical business plan. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Perspectives In Leadership
Join the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for the “actor’s studio” style Perspectives in Leadership event, featuring Mayor Anthony Foxx. 8-10 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber Belk Action Center, 220 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Getting to the Core of Business: Strategic Development Program:
Designed for entrepreneurs who want to expand an existing business and need the skills to make it grow. Cost: $595; partial scholarships may be available. 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-May 1 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Funding Your Business
Review the various forms of equity and debt financing including conventional bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, private loans, venture capital, factored receivables, credit cards and supplier trade credit. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
ABC’s of Starting a Small Business
Discuss aspects of small-business management, including licensing (federal, state and local), as well as how to start a business. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. at Gaston College, room KCC114B, Kimbrell Campus, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont. Details: 704-922-6447; http://startabiz.gaston.edu.
Social Media Lab for Small Business Owners: All About LinkedIn:
Presenter Holly Czuba will show how to use LinkedIn for your business. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Room 9206, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord. Details: www.rccc.edu/sbc/courses-and-seminars.
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