‘Batter Up’: Update on BB&T Ballpark:
Attend the Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter Luncheon to hear an in-depth update on the BB&T Ballpark, including construction updates, impact on the local economy and what it will mean for local businesses. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Lunch-n-Learn: Intuition at Work:
Gina Spriggs introduces fun, effortless and innovative ways to tap into your natural genius. Bring your own lunch. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: http://queencityforward.org/event-registration/?ee=19
If you have to give presentations or speeches, then you’ll want to sit in on this workshop, facilitated by Henry Rock. Free. 6-7 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Suite 100. Register: www.meetup.com/Queen-City-Forward/events/101789022/
Best Strategies for Running a One-Person Business:
Learn the best strategies for running a peak, one-person operation from business development expert Lena Claxton and meet other successful entrepreneurs who will share their secrets. 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 26, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Export University 101 (Mooresville):
Export University 101 is a seminar on the basics of exporting brought to you by the NC District Export Council. Experts in trade finance, logistics, payment methods, and export marketing provide basic guidance on these critical topics. Cost: $65. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Details: www.ncdec.us/export-university-feb-2013.html
York County Business Connections:
York County Business Connections is an industry-exclusive referral and networking group of the York County Regional Chamber. 8:30- 9:30 a.m. at York County Regional Chamber Office, 116 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.
Business After Hours- Matthews:
Network with Matthews Chamber members. Free. 5-7 p.m. at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, 1625 Windsor Square Drive, Matthews. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.
Business After Hours- York:
Join the York County Chamber for networking. 5:30- 7 p.m. at David Weekley Homes, 1171 Kings Bottom Drive, Fort Mill, SC. Details: www.yorkcountychamber.com.
Polishing Your Presentation Skills:
Learn secrets of the pros and leave this seminar with a foundation for more presentation confidence. Discover five important ways to turn your presentation skills into the best marketing tool for your business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7802, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute
How to Compete with Big Operations:
No need to be intimidated by large companies; small businesses have some real advantages. Learn how to leverage strengths to compete and win business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Seminario en Español:
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for a seminar focusing on “Best Practices when Building Relationships and Networking,” presented by Fanny Monsalve. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at LACCC Offices at CPCC Central Campus, Salon 212, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Details: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.
Join the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce for a Women’s Professional Networking Group. 7-8 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Start Your Business Now:
This seminar is packed with valuable information to help start your business right and increase the odds of being successful. Free. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX7525, Section 503. Register: Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
QuickBooks 2012 Level I:
Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, create invoices, receive payments, enter and pay bills, track cash sales and more. Prerequisite: knowledge of Windows and basic accounting. Purchase book: “QuickBooks Pro®: 2012 Level 1” prior to attending the first class. Cost: $169. 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 18, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7440-02. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Funding Your Business:
This seminar will 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. 6:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: # SBX 7529, section 502. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:
This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Cost: $25. 1-4 p.m. at Small Business Administration (SBA), 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300. Details: http://charlotte.score.org/events.
NAWBO Charlotte Monthly Meeting:
Join the National Association of Women Business Owners for “Voice of the Entrepreneur” with Lou Solomon. Find out how your communication signals, presence, charisma and network of friends impact your success. Cost: $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110. Details: www.nawbocharlotte.org/.
How to Start and Operate a Small Business:
Learn the elements of a small business, how it functions and the details of successful operation. Understand and address the components of a sound business plan; identify and apply necessary management skills for getting started and handling financial needs, taxes, marketing and sales, insurance and legal concerns. Cost: $189. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through March 26, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7301, section 01. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
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