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Oct. 29

York County Chamber of Commerce - Chamber 101:

Members will learn about the chamber’s benefits, including networking opportunities, exclusive discounts, online promotions, and volunteer opportunities. Following the session, attendees will have a chance to network with other local businesses, key chamber volunteers and staff. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rock Hill Area Council Office, 116 East Main St. Rock Hill, S.C. For details and to register, go to the events link at http://www.yorkcountychamber.com/.

Choosing Your Legal Structure:

Which legal structure is best for your business-Sole Proprietorship, S-Corporation, Partnership, LLC? Choosing the right business entity is an important step in setting up your business. Know the right questions to ask when choosing a legal structure and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each. Featuring speaker Fred Parker. Free. 6-8 p.m. at at C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution St., Charlotte. Register by calling 704-330-4223 or at bit.ly/1OqoDRl.

Business Life Group Meeting in Mooresville:

Networking session called “Biblical Encouragement for Business People” is open to all. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Fusion Bowl Restaurant, 126 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville. For more information, email info@businesslifegroups.org.

Nov. 4

November-Fest Business Networking Mixer

“Business Builders: Charlotte and Beyond!” mixer at Level Office, 224 W. 4th St., Charlotte. 6-7:30 p.m. Must be 21 and older. Canned items for Loaves and Fishes of Charlotte will be accepted. To RSVP go to www.meetup.com and search for Business Builders Charlotte.

Nov. 10

Financing Your Business:

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding 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.

Nov. 11

The Resilient Entrepreneur:

From your corporate desk have you ever daydreamed of running your own business? This seminar outlines the path from corporate America to entrepreneurship. Free. 6-8 p.m. at C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution St Charlotte. To register, follow the seminars and workshops link at www.cpcc.edu/sbc.

Nov. 18

Introduction to Hootsuite Basic for Small Business Owners:

Are you looking to consolidate all your social media accounts into one spot? Or schedule your marketing Tweets, Facebook posts, and LinkedIn updates weeks in advance? This seminar shows you how. Learn how to use Hootsuite, the free social media management tool designed to make your social media communications simple and consistent. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus, Room 4133, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., S., Salisbury. 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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