Understanding How Successful Kickstarter Videos are Created:
This Meetup is for startups, small-business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofits interested in learning the anatomy of a successful Kickstarter video. Learn techniques that you can use for your crowd funding campaign from Narcel Reedus, a writer, director, independent filmmaker and media artist. 3-4 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: www.meetup.com/packardplace/
How to Start A Small Business (Spanish):
The Winthrop Regional Small Business Development Center presents Como Empezar una Empresa Pequeña, a workshop conducted in Spanish on starting a business. Free. 6-8 p.m. at Winthrop University, Dinkins Hall, Myrtle Drive, Rock Hill, S.C. Register: http://empresapequena-eorg.eventbrite.com/
South Africa-Gateway to the African Opportunity:
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte’s Ambassadors Circle Series welcomes H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of South Africa to the U.S. Cost: $25 for students; $40 for WACC members; $55 for nonmembers. Noon at Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Register: 704-687-7762; www.worldaffairscharlotte.org
LACCC Seminar-Health Care Reform:
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on the new health care reform and how it will impact your business, presented by Teresita Maz. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Room 1120. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com
Cafe’ y Pastel:
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Latino Breakfast. Free for members; $5 for nonmembers. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Punta Cana Caribbean Restaurant & Grill, 5230 South Blvd. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com
The NAWBO Charlotte Annual Awards recognize significant accomplishments of women business owners and entrepreneurs. Awards will be presented to business owner of the year, Amanda Carroll of Sage Jewelry Arts, and rising star, Wendy Laxton of Laxton CFO Services. The 2013-2014 NAWBO Charlotte board of directors will also be inducted. Cost: $55 for members; $65 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W Worthington Ave., #110. Register: 704-367-3454; www.nawbocharlotte.org
UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton will give his quarterly forecast for the North Carolina economy at a luncheon and press conference. Box lunches will be available. Free, RSVPs by Thursday. Noon at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St. Details: www.uncc.edu
Simple Steps for Startup Success:
Charlotte SCORE hosts an introductory workshop focusing on testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence startup success. Startup 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.
Business After Hours-Concord:
Cabarrus Regional Chamber and the Universal Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center will host a networking event. Free for Chamber members. 5:30-7 p.m. at Universal Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 430 Brookwood Ave. NE, Concord. Details: www.cabarrus.biz.
Meet & Greet:
Share marketing information at Charlotte Chamber’s speed networking event. Free for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. 7:30-9 a.m. at Costco, 500 Tyvola Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Federal Contracting Basics Webinar:
The Small Business and Technology Development Center will hold a free webinar on federal contracting basics. Each year, local and state government agencies spend hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing goods and services from local businesses. Find out more about how to sell to state agencies. 10-11 a.m. Register: www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/events.
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