What Business Owners Should Know About Dispute Resolution:
Learn the differences between mediation and arbitration, types of disputes resolved by mediation, arbitration facts and tips and why small-business owners should have a dispute procedure as a part of their business operations. Cost: $35. 5-7:30 p.m. at The U Center, 517 Alcove Drive, Mooresville. Call 704-660-5510 to register.
International Association of Business Communicators:
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Join IABC Charlotte for the 14th annual Profitable Communications for Nonprofits. Morning workshop is free to full-time employees of Mecklenburg County-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; luncheon fee is $15. Employees of for-profit enterprises are welcome but will pay $50 for the morning workshop and $35 for the luncheon. Luncheon keynote is Telling Your Story with Tommy Tomlinson. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Piedmont Natural Gas Auditorium, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. Details: www.ciabc.com.
Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange:
Roundtable discussion on “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk. Knowledge of the book is not required. Starts at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and networking at Goodmortgage.com, 3325 S. Tryon St. Free to members and guests of BIG. RSVP to email@example.com or register at www.bigcouncil.com
InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge:
Packard Place is hosting the regional/first round of InnovateHER, a $30,000 national grant competition of the SBA. The local round of the competition is hosted in association with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners Charlotte, the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, the Latin American Economic Development Corp., and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. InnovateHER provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase products or services that impact women and families, have the potential for commercialization and fill a need. Apply through March 18 online at http://goo.gl/forms/tpPjMNP36s and by emailing a business plan to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit www.sba.gov/innovateHER.
Metropolitan Business And Professional Women’s Luncheon:
Featured speaker Shay Prosser will give a presentation called Experiments in Money, designed to make you think about how your money and your life are intertwined. Prosser, a certified divorce financial analyst and certified credit report reviewer, founded Get It Together with business partner Hallie Hawkins after leaving her position as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch. Cost: $30-$40. Starts 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd., Suite 200. Register at mbpw.org/monthly-luncheon-meetings.
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio is the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mint Museum, 500 S. Tryon St. Cost is $20 for members, $35 for others. Register at www.lacccharlotte.com.
SCORE and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library small-business seminars:
Learn about business plans, how to develop your business and SCORE support services. If you are not using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market data and more, find out how. Events run through Oct. 21; register at www.cmlibrary.org/programs. The next seminar is March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.
Import Compliance Seminar
Join the Charlotte World Trade Association for a seminar on What Every Importer Needs To Know About Regulatory Compliance. Cost: $125 for association members, $145 for others. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register at conta.cc/1AxxoRT.