Union County Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards:
The Excellence in Business Award recognizes individuals and businesses that have demonstrated outstanding performance, growth, staying power, innovation and have proven leadership in the community. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club, 2722 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe. Details: www.unioncountycoc.com.
This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: # SBX 7814, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
It’s Lunchtime with Bob:
Charlotte Chamber president Bob Morgan will share the Chamber’s vision and goals for 2013 at the Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Venture Knowledge Session – Hire Smart or Manage Tough:
Venture Knowledge addresses topics that are important to founders, CEOs, and leaders of entrepreneurial ventures from start-up through early years of revenue and employment growth. The series is open on a space available basis to leaders of companies that are innovation-based (technology, process, or business model), designed for growth, and seeking to serve markets beyond the Charlotte region. Denise Altman, Owner of the Altman Initiative Group, shares her wisdom for how to hire right. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Register: 704-548-9113; www.ventureprise.org.
Business After Hours- Matthews:
Join Matthews Chamber and sponsor Carolina Premier Bank for a networking event. Free. 5- 7 p.m. at Matthews Chamber Depot, 210 Matthews Station St. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.
SEED20, an initiative of Social Venture Partners, is an annual competition for nonprofit entrepreneurs. A group of 20 innovators have been selected based on potential for social impact and is currently receiving coaching from business and community leaders to hone their messages and presentation skills. Cost: $40. 5:30-8 p.m. at Urban Garden - 1 Bank of America Center, 150 N. College St. Details: www.2013seed20.eventbrite.com.
Coaching Your Team to Success:
One of the most successful components of business success is people. The most successful business owners know how to recruit, nurture and maintain this vital component of their company. Learn the secrets of how to identify, coach and develop a high performance team to help your company grow and succeed. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 8051, Section 501. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Conducting a Competitive Analysis to Gain a Competitive Advantage:
Learn the steps to complete a competitive analysis of your market and your competitors to help choose effective strategies that will help gain a competitive advantage for your small business. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: # SBX 7897, Section 501. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Aligning Values, Increasing Motivation:
Mary Elizabeth Murphy, chief executive officer of S.T.A.R. Resources will hold a leadership workshop focusing on how to recognize and better understand how individual values impact motivation. Workshop fees apply. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC), 5039 Airport Center Pkwy, Bldg K. Details: 704-535-5610; http://starresources.biz/.
eWomen Network Success Summit:
Sandra Yancey will bring to life the heart-gripping stories and real life lessons learned from entrepreneurs who have decided they will succeed in spite of challenges, doubts and fears. $55- $65. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Details: https://events.ewomennetwork.com/event/details.php?eid=16876
Writing Effective Bylaws and Policies:
Avoid any potential confusion as you set up your organization with good planning and proper documentation. Learn to organize bylaws, an action step that can eliminate issues with conflict of interest policy. Free. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 8019, Section 501. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
T & T Development Systems:
Anthony Navarro of T & T Development Systems will present a seminar on website design. Free. 7-8 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast:
Belk College of Business economist John Connaughton will present his quarterly forecast for the North Carolina economy at a luncheon and press conference. Free presentation; box lunches will be available. RSVP by Thursday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St. Details: http://belkcollege.uncc.edu.
Financing Strategies for Your Business:
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts a small business development program called Chamber U the second Tuesday of each month, focusing on the operations of a small business. “Financing Strategies for Your Business” features Kathleen Rose, an experienced corporate real estate executive and development consultant with Rose & Associates; Mark Patafio of Yadkin Valley Bank; and Gil Lorenz of SCORE. 3:30-5 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Business After Hours - Concord:
Firefold will host this Cabarrus Regional Chamber networking event. Free for members. 5:30 -7 p.m. at Firefold, 8613 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Register: 704-260-8106; www.cabarruschamber.org.
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for Tapas and networking. 5:30 -8:30 p.m. at Fiesta Maya Mexican Restaurant, 3503 David Cox Road. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Details: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.
Mastering Financials with Personal CPA Analysis:
Effective budgeting and forecasting will drive your business growth, increase your sales, control expenses and improve cash flow. Learn how to use these key tools for business success in group session and receive one-on-one personal attention from Dan Gotte, a CPA and expert in small business accounting and analysis. Cost: $179. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and March 14 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7488 Section 01. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Show Them Some Love: Gaining and Retaining Customers:
Join Charlotte Chamber for the monthly Survive and Thrive! breakfast to address issues relevant to small business and provide educational resources to promote and support your industry. 7:30-9 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber-Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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