Meet & Greet:
Join Charlotte Chamber for speed networking. Free for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers (includes continental breakfast). 7:30 -9 a.m. at Costco, 500 Tyvola Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Deb Snider of Debs Marketing Connections will host seminars the first Wednesday of each month through June 5. The focus this week is customer appreciation for small business. Free, space is limited. 5:30-7 p.m. at the U Center, 119 Magnolia Park Drive, Mooresville. Register: 980-722-0997; www.debsmarketingconnections.com/.
Small Business Resources:
Learn about resources available for small businesses, including the programs and services provided by the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and NC Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED). Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 8048, Section 501. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
eWomenNetwork Accelerated Networking Luncheon:
Speaker Lou Solomon will discuss marketing tools that will empower your business. Cost: $35 for eWomen members; $45 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Charlote Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. Details: https://events.ewomennetwork.com/event/details.php?eid=16877&ccode=NC105
Ambassadors Circle Series:
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte’s Ambassadors Circle Series presents H.E. Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the U.S. Cost: $25 full time students; $45 WACC members; $60 nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Register: 704-687-7762; www.worldaffairscharlotte.org.
How to Grow Your Business in a Digital World:
Join Queen City Forward and learn how to use SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to generate high quality leads and extend your business branding. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Packard Place, Suite 100, 222 S. Church St. Register: http://queencityforward.org/event-registration/?ee=26
Ho to Start a Home Based Business:
Topics for this work-from-home seminar include getting started, finding your niche, understanding legal requirements, developing a business plan, marketing and financial planning. Free. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetown Ave. Reference: #SBX 8049, Section 501. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Business After Hours – York:
Join the York County Chamber for networking. 5:30- 7 p.m. at Burns Cadillac & Chevrolet, 2515 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.
The Path Forward - Transform Your Business with Kingdom Strategies:
Charlotte Christian Chamber hosts a seminar on increasing your income stream. Cost: $49. 8 a.m.-noon at Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road. Details: www.charlottechristianchamber.org.
Start Your Business Now:
This seminar is packed with valuable information to help start your business right and increase the odds of success. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at South County Library, 5801 Rea Road. Reference: #SBX7525, Section 504. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Leading Diverse Teams for Peak Performance:
Charlotte Works’ Employer Learning Series workshops are designed to support and improve the knowledge base of Charlotte-area employers. This course will explore the data concerning the “new normal” of a rapidly changing workforce and examine strategies to increase diversity management skills. Free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Charlotte Works’ Employer Engagement Center, 1401 W Morehead St. Register: 704-206-1347; www.charlotteworks.com.
H.O.H.T. Free Job Networking Event:
Helping Others Help Themselves (H.O.H.T.) holds a job networking event for the unemployed and the underemployed. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9820 Northcross Center Court Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Siple Steps for Starting Your Business:
This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools needed to start a business. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources. Cost: $25. 1-4 p.m. at Small Business Administration (SBA), 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, training room. Register: charlotte.score.org
Chamber U – Lake Norman:
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce small business program, “Chamber U,” is held the second Tuesday of each month. The Chamber partners with the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce and educational partners. 3:30-5: p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org
The World Café:
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO - Charlotte) invites you to hear from a diverse panel of experts about topics that can help grow and support your business. Cost: $30-$50. 5-7:30 p.m. at Byrons South End, 101 W Worthington Ave. Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6xivd8sef4c7a38
Business After Hours – Concord:
Southgate Masonry & Lumber Co. will host the Cabarrus Chamber networking event. Free. 5:30 -7 p.m. at Southgate Masonry, 3535 U.S. Highway 601, South, Concord. Register: 704-260-8106; www.cabarruschamber.org.
Top Seven Reasons Why Businesses Fail:
Beat the odds, and learn how to avoid repeating costly mistakes other business owners have made. Understand typical problems that result in failure and devise and execute a plan for success. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: # SBX 8043, Section 501. Register: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
Send us your news
Email us at email@example.com 5 p.m. next Wednesday.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less