Social Media and Internet Marketing:
Lake Norman Chamber and McBryde Website Design will host a seminar on growing your business on the Internet. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Business After Hours:
This Charlotte Chamber networking event features food and drinks, prizes and business-to-business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Getting to the Core of Business: Strategic Development Program:
Efficio’s Getting to the CORE of Business Strategic Development Program is a systematic process that teaches how to integrate, implement and execute a focused growth strategy. 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 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-May 1 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference #SBX 7353-01. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
There have been significant changes in the nonprofit sector, and as a result, the changes have raised questions about how organizations will operate and maintain their infrastructure. Free. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference #SBX 7884, Section 501. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
NorthWest Chapter Green Conference:
Guest speakers of the Charlotte Chamber NorthWest Chapeter include Gina Elliott with Smart Buildings, Larry Airey of Duke Energy and Burt Phillips with a Catawba River District update. The Charlotte Chamber’s Wells Fargo Green Award will also be presented. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pine Island Country Club, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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. Reference #SBX 7529, Section 501. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
HeartLink – Women’s Professional Networking Group:
Lake Norman Chamber debuts HeartLink Network, a new women’s professional networking group, with host Sylvia Gause. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
British-American Business Council:
The British American Business Council of NC will hold an annual meeting with networking and keynote speaker, Consul General Annabelle Malins. Cost: $40 members; $50 nonmembers. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: 704-687-7762.
Free Market Economics:
Join the Charlotte chapter of the Bastiat Society for a presentation by David Hart of Liberty Fund, who will discuss the life and ideas of 19th century French political economist Frederic Bastiat. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Wake Forest University Schools of Business, Uptown Campus, 200 N. College St. Reservations: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 p.m.-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 p.m.-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.
Cabarrus Regional Chamber Annual Meeting:
Cabarrus Regional Chamber celebrates awards for “Small Business of the Year,” “Citizen of the Year,” “Ambassador of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement” at their annual meeting. Cost: Individual seats are $55 per person for members; $65 for nonmembers. Corporate tables (eight seats) are $750. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites Concord Golf Resort & Spa, 5400 John Q. Hammons Blvd., Concord. Details: 704-260-8106; www.cabarruschamber.org.
Lake Norman Chamber will hold a regular speed networking event with host Jay Neal of HF Financial on the third Friday of every month. 8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
American Subcontractor Association:
Hickory attorney David Hood of Patrick, Harper and Dixon will give a presentation on the 2013 NC Lien Law Revisions at the American Subcontractor Association meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the Box Car Grille, 3140 N. Oxford St., Claremont. $5 for ASAC members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration recommended. Details: 828-612-9334.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:
SCORE presents an introductory workshop focusing on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence startup success. Cost: $25. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Details: http://charlotte.score.org/events.
Business Startup Boot Camp Certificate Program:
Fast track the starup and operation of your business, with this intensive certificate program that is designed to train and condition entrepreneurs to develop a framework for business success. Class meets 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 7. CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Cost: $369. Reference: SBX 7487, Section 01. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
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