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Business Calendar

Wednesday

Starting & Growing Your Small Business:

Join the Public Library and SCORE counselors and learn about the free resources and tools available to help you get started in business. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, Main Office, 310 N. Tryon St. Register: 704-416-0106; http://bit.ly/1aHV9eQ.

Thursday

International Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners:

The Office of International Relations, in partnership with the City of Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services, will host workshops for entrepreneurs and small-business owners from the international community who started their business in the last five years. Learn about opportunities and resources available to help develop your business. Free. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, room 267, 600 E. Fourth St. Register: http://bit.ly/162HdEB.

Affordable Care Act 101:

The Small Business Administration is launching the Affordable Care Act 101, weekly webinars exploring key pieces of the law to help small business owners make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees. Free. 2-3 p.m. Thursdays through October. Register: http://bit.ly/1aoSaYL.

Business After Hours-York:

Join the York County Regional Chamber for networking. 5:30-7 p.m. at Springs Creative Products Group, 300 Chatham Ave., Suite 100, Rock Hill, SC. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com.

Business After Hours-Lake Norman:

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. at Marina Shores Waterfront Apartments, 21222 Nautique Blvd., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Saturday

Become an Unstoppable Business Vortex:

The Charlotte Christian Chamber will host a seminar on creating momentum with author David Wilkinson. Cost: $99; includes lunch. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Register: www.charlottechristianchamber.org.

Translating Changing Healthcare Laws:

David Cooper of Cooper and Associates will give a presentation to help entrepreneurs navigate the changing landscape of healthcare law and what it means for small business. 11 a.m. at Harrisburg Library, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg, NC. Details: 704-456-7060; e-mail www.charlottechristianchamber.org.

Monday

How to Fund Your Startup:

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. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sugar Creek Library, 4045 N. Tryon St. Register: www.cpcc.edu/sbc/descriptions/Funding.

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