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Oct. 22

Charlotte Chamber NorthWest Chapter Luncheon:

Participate in your topic of choice (Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Mentorship; participation is based on availability) with an experienced facilitator to share ideas and best practices, and learn how to succeed and grow as a professional. Participation is limited to 40 people. 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte North, 9315 Statesville Road. For details and to register, click on the events tab at charlottechamber.com.

Business After Hours at Jamison Realty

Join Matthews Chamber members for an evening of networking, fellowship, and food and beverages. Free. 5-7 p.m. at Jamison Realty, 110 Matthews Station St., Suite 1D. For details and to register, go to the events tab at members.matthewschamber.org.

Oct. 27

Keeping $ Score:

You don’t have to be schooled in credits and debits to run a business, but you do have to understand how money flows to a company’s bottom line. This session introduces you to tools that companies use to track income, expenses and forecast their needs for cash. Free. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center, 2664 Highway 70 SE, Hickory. Register at bit.ly/1MmpH5f.

Design Your Business Website with WordPress: Part 1 & 2

A functional website is a must for small business owners. Learn how to use WordPress, the most popular and powerful free website creation tool. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, at Cabarrus Business & Technical Center, 660 Concord Pkwy N., Concord. For details and to register: www.rccc.edu/sbc.

Oct. 28

NAWBO-Charlotte Success in the City:

Register now for the inaugural Success in the City event from the National Association of Women Business Owners-Charlotte chapter. NAWBO is bringing together business women organizations in the Charlotte region for an evening of connections, networking and a celebration of Women In Business Month. Cost: $20. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E Morehead St. Register at conta.cc/1QtpnCB.

Nov. 10

Financing Your Business

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cabarrus Business & Technical Center, 660 Concord Pkwy N., Concord. For details and to register: www.rccc.edu/sbc.

Available until Dec. 31

HP LIFE Online Entrepreneurship Training:

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. The N.C. Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, is offering this program to North Carolina entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge. Online. Register at bit.ly/1Oqam6W.

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