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Aug. 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.

Aug. 18

Reaching Decisions Quickly

A Business Builders networking event. Queen City Forward Program Director Christie Kahil will present a workshop called “Reaching Right Decisions Quickly.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at T.Mac restaurant, 4625 Piedmont Row Drive near SouthPark mall. Event is free. Free parking in garage. RSVP: http://goo.gl/JmR0T5

Aug. 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 Rd. Details: www.sbtdc.org/investorready/charlotte/index.htm.

Keys to Success Charlotte

Taxpayers participate in hands-on activities while learning basic business requirements for the N.C. Department of Revenue. You’ll become familiar with N.C. tax laws pertinent to your business and how to register a business and fill out and send tax returns. 9-11:30 a.m. at the N.C. Department of Revenue, 301 McCullough Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte. Register at www.dornc.com/business

Aug. 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.

Aug. 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. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center, Hall Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte. Register at bit.ly/1gOjmoG.

Aug. 28

Crisis Communications

The Faith Communicators networking group starts a new season at 10 a.m. in the Cornwell Center at Myers Park Baptist Church, 2001 Selwyn Ave. In the wake of the Charleston shootings, Liz Chandler and David Coburn of Luquire George Andrews explore how houses of worship and nonprofits can handle communications in a crisis or other unexpected event. Free. Open to all who work in communications, social media, graphic design, development and administration for houses of worship and nonprofits. Light breakfast served. No registration required. Details: Ken Garfield at ken@mpumc.org.

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