Small Business Member Series
The Charlotte Chamber announces the launch of our first Small Business Member Accelerator Series, hosted by the Ballantyne Chapter. This member-only series will include workshops designed to educate and provide our small business members with the tools necessary to analyze performance, generate sales and grow business. 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. For details, go to charlottechamber.com.
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NAWBO Charlotte: Networking for Success
Join NAWBO Charlotte for an evening of networking and referrals, and learn how to use both for your business success. Led by Gina Herald of Personal Success Partners. Cost: $30-$40. Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave. Register by Friday: www.nawbocharlotte.org/events.
Which Certifications are Right for Your Business?
Learn about the certification alphabet soup and how to use it to spell out success for your business. Learn how to get certified and why it matters. Free. 6-8 p.m. Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, Room 215 in Hall Professional Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. To enroll, call 704-330-4223.
Carolina Franchise and Business Ownership Forum:
At this free lunch and learn event, speakers will present information about which franchises are expanding into the Carolinas, legal considerations for starting a franchise or other business, how SCORE can help your business and what financing options are available for new business owners. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane, Charlotte. Registration required: https://carolinafranchiseforum2015.eventbrite.com or call 704-522-9394.
Crowdfunding: A Creative Funding Approach
A modern spin on patronage, crowdfunding can be used to fund your next artistic project. As grants become more competitive and harder to find, more crowdfunding platforms are targeting artists in every field. Learn which platform is best suited for your project. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, Room 215 in Hall Professional Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. To enroll, call 704-330-4223.
Charlotte SCORE at the York County Library:
Charlotte SCORE is offering an introductory workshop for potential small-business owners focusing on the basics of testing your business idea and the factors that influence startup success. The free, two-hour introductory workshop, “Is Starting a Business Right for You,” will be held 5-7 p.m. at the York County Library’s Mary Hinson Room, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing in Fort Mill, S.C. Registration is required by calling the library at 803-547-4114. Driving directions can be found at www.yclibrary.org under location.
German-American business ties:
The third German Mittelstand – Southern Forum for small and medium-sized German enterprises offers a platform to exchange ideas while building relationships with new business partners, gain insights into innovative business practices, and strengthen your presence within the U.S. market. April 13 at Omni Charlotte Hotel. Details: gaccsouth.com.
Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce - Charlotte for networking at CHIMA Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Free for members, $10 for others. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Register at www.lacccharlotte.com or by calling calling 704-343-2525.
So you have a business idea - what now?
Join alumni, business professionals and McColl School of Business faculty for the new “Learn from the Masters” educational series. The day includes an interactive workshop featuring Louis Foreman, founder and chief executive of Enventys, an integrated product design and engineering firm. Cost: $125. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Queens University of Charlotte’s McColl School of Business, Sykes 326. Details at bit.ly/19obiXe.
2015 Small Business Summit:
Pride Public Relations announces the 2015 Small Business Summit, “Create, Innovate, Dominate.” The event happens 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 at Wake Forest University School of Business-Charlotte Uptown Campus, 200 N. College St. The event’s focus is to educate new and potential business owners about the best practices and provide them with resources from Wells Fargo and other organizations. Free. Details: www.2015smallbusinesssummit.eventbrite.com.