Business Calendar


Financial Statements for Small Business:

Maintaining and understanding financial information is critical to running a profitable business. This two-hour seminar helps small business owners and prospective business owners identify methods to maintain financial records and focuses them on using key financial reports to understand and operate their businesses. The seminar also explains how business owners can use their financial statements to identify potential problems before they become serious threats. Free. 6-8 p.m. at Catawba Valley Community College’s Alexander Center for Education, 345 Industrial Blvd, Taylorsville. Registration is required: call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117 or register online at


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

Women In Business Conference 2015 & Speed Mentoring - Concord:

Cabarrus Regional Chamber and NAWBO Charlotte are hosting the Annual Women’s Conference & Appreciation Event. Women in business throughout the region can choose a full or partial day of education and mentorship. The conference will feature a panel discussion of successful women business leaders in Cabarrus County, and speed mentoring. Exhibitor booths and door prizes included. Concord First Assembly Annex, 280 Concord Parkway South Concord. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee. For details, contact Danielle Sumrell at 704-260-8110;


Federal Employees:

The Charlotte chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees hosts a monthly brunch which combines networking, legislative updates and an informative speaker. Free. 11 a.m. at Light Rail Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd. Details: 704-846-1945.

April 29

Scaling Up for Business Growth:

Entrepreneur and business coach Robert Fish, president of Insight CXO, presents a workshop on the Gazelles’ business growth concepts based on Verne Harnish’s best-selling “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0).” 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Charlotte Works in the historic Coca-Cola Building, 1401 West Morehead Street. Registration:

April 30

National Association of Asian American Professionals:

NAAAP Charlotte's professional development series includes “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect - How Connection is Your Key to Success.” 6:30 - 8 p.m., AZN Restaurant, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. RSVP by April 27 by emailing

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Leadership Conference on May 16

One-day conference at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road will feature national speakers is designed to help attendees learn from successful entrepreneurs. Speakers include Dan Caldwell, founder and creator of Tap Out Industries. Early bird registration rate of $149 ends April 15. For details and to register:

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: