Cabarrus Regional Chamber hosts a session designed to help new and existing members learn to maximize their membership benefits. Free. 8-9 a.m. at Chamber Executive Room, 3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Register: www.cabarruschamber.org.
QuickBooks User Forum:
Get answers to your QuickBooks questions at this forum for users of the bookkeeping software. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 8050, Section 501. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
New Product Idea: From Concept to Commercialization:
Invention expert Louis Foreman gives step-by-step instructions on defining, developing and protecting your new product idea. Cost: $129. Class meets 6-9 p.m. Mondays through March 4 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7335, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Low Cost, No Cost Methods to Create an Effective Web Presence
Learn tips for developing web presence and effectively marketing your website to boost business. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Reference Course # SBX 7880, Section 501 Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Real-World Networking Solutions: NAWBO monthly meeting:
NAWBO-Charlotte welcomes Sybil Melton, area director consultant for BNI (Business Network International), for a networking workshop designed to give you real-world solutions. Cost: $30-$40 for members; $40-$50 for nonmembers (includes lunch). Reservations accepted online through 5 p.m. Friday. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110. Registration: www.nawbocharlotte.org.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:
This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying key factors that influence startup success. Start-up Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. Cost: $25. 1-4 p.m. at the SCORE Office, 6302 Fairview Road. Details: http://charlotte.score.org/events.
Income Taxes: Important Issues for the Small Business Owner:
This course covers what you need to know about reporting and record keeping requirements, payroll taxes, independent contractors, estimated taxes, choice of tax entity and business deductions. Gain helpful ideas on how to minimize your tax liability. Cost: $79. Class meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 7 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7450, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Great Decisions is a national program of the Foreign Policy Association. Each year, the Foreign Policy Association publishes a Great Decisions briefing book, which highlights eight of the year’s most significant foreign policy issues. The Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte coordinates a local community lecture series. Brett Tempest and Eddy Souffrant of UNC Charlotte will discuss humanitarian intervention. Free lecture (A Great Decisions briefing book is available for $20.56 at the door). 6:30 -8 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St., Room 204. Details: www.worldaffairscharlotte.org.
Meet & Greet February:
Meet members and share marketing at this Charlotte Chamber speed networking event. 7:30-9 a.m. at Costco, 500 Tyvola Road. Free for chamber members; $25 for nonmembers (includes continental breakfast). Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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