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Coming Aug. 27: Join Visa on its 20-city education tour for small-business owners to discuss the transition to EMV chip technology in payment cards. To register, go to the events tab at charlottechamber.com.
Coming Aug. 27: Join Visa on its 20-city education tour for small-business owners to discuss the transition to EMV chip technology in payment cards. To register, go to the events tab at charlottechamber.com. AP

August 6

Small-business networking in Harrisburg:

This “Small Business Briefing” is the first in a series of meetings and events focused on supporting small business owners in Harrisburg. Topics will include the town’s recent market analysis, economic development plan, and small business counseling services coming to Harrisburg Town Hall this fall. 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Town Hall, 4100 Main St. For more information, contact Anna Lu Wilson at awilson@harrisburgnc.org or 704-455-0734.

Mixer - Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce:

Join members at the August mixer event at Charlotte Radiology, 15419 Hodges Circle, Huntersville. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. For details, go to the events tab at www.lakenormanchamber.org.

August 14-15

Charlotte Bitcoin Conference:

Registration is open for the Second Annual Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. The two-day conference covers issues pertaining to Bitcoin, blockchain technology, startups, venture capital investment and more. Tickets range from $99-$199. Information at cryptolina.com.

August 19

SBTDC presents Investor Ready Entrepreneur:

The Small Business and Technology Development Center presents an angel investment workshop for high-growth entrepreneurial companies seeking funding. Sponsors include Business Innovation & Growth (BIG) Council, Charlotte Angel Fund, Packard Place and UNC Charlotte Ventureprise. Fee. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte PORTAL Building, 9319 Robert D. Snyder Road. For details, go to www.sbtdc.org/investorready/charlotte/index.htm.

August 20

Seminar on Taking Your Business Global:

Learn how to take your small or medium-sized business international, or grow your existing international business. Topics include taxes, finance and legal compliance. Presented by GreerWalker LLP, a Charlotte-based accounting and business advisory firm. Free, breakfast included. 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park. Registration required; RSVP by August 14. Details: Gunda Knese, gunda.knese@greerwalker.com, or 704-353-8280.

Upcoming

Small Business Center Seminars at Gaston College:

Free small business seminars will be offered from September through November on the College’s Lincoln Campus in Lincolnton, 511 S. Aspen St., and Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd. Seminars meet 6:30 to 9 p.m. Details: bit.ly/1ToidSF.

August 24

How to Start a Business

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing. Free. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, Hall Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte. Register at bit.ly/1gOjmoG.

August 27

Visa Small-Business Chip Education Tour

Join Visa on its 20-city education tour for small-business owners to discuss the transition to EMV chip technology in payment cards. (The EMV name comes from credit card companies Europay, MasterCard and Visa.) 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. To register, go to the events tab at charlottechamber.com.

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