LACCC Monthly Lunch:
Coca-Cola multicultural marketing director, Reginald Bean, will be the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St. Register: 704-343-2525; lacccharlotte.com.
Starting & Growing Your Small Business:
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Get advice about business plans, developing your business and SCORE support services. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Register: 704-416-0101; www.cmlibrary.org/programs.
Matthews Costco Biz Breakfast:
Join Matthews Chamber for networking. Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Matthews Costco 2125 Matthews Township Pkwy. Register: www.matthewschamber.org.
NAWBO - Cabarrus Expansion Networking Breakfast:
Join NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) North Expansion Group in a networking breakfast with other women business owners. 8:30-10 a.m. at Troutman’s BBQ, 1388 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., Concord. Register: 704-843-4500; www.nawbocharlotte.org.
The Interstate 485 Extension and Its Impact on the Local Economy:
Join the Charlotte Chamber NorthWest Chapter to hear from local business leaders and a North Carolina Department of Transportation representative about how the anticipated completion of the I-485 extension will impact area businesses along the northern corridor. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hendrick Luxury Auto Mall at Northlake – Audi Dealership, 10831 Old Statesville Road. Details: charlottechamber.com.
Business After Hours:
Join Charlotte Chamber for business-to-business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., Suite 200. Details: charlottechamber.com.
Start Your Business Now:
This popular seminar is packed with valuable information to help you get a good start and increase the odds of your business being successful. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.
Business Organization and Record Keeping:
Discuss the differences between a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation; the importance of record keeping; what you should keep and for how long. Participants will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.
Funding Your Business:
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. 6:30-8 p.m. Online. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.
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