Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange:
Continental breakfast, networking and book discussion on “Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder” by Jim Clifton. Free to members and guests of Business Innovation Growth. 8:30-11 a.m. at Goodmortgage.com, 3325 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or register at www.bigcouncil.com.
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Metropolitan Business and Professional Women:
Monthly luncheon meeting features Terri Deboo of Ideas @ Work Networking. Cost: $30-$40. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Charlotte. For details and to register: mbpw.org/luncheon-meetings.
Feb. 17 and beyond
SCORE & The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library:
Learn about business plans, how to develop your business, and small-business support services from Charlotte SCORE. Find out how to use the free library research services for collecting information on competitors, prospects, suppliers and market data. Free. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/calendar. All times are 5:30-7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
▪ Feb. 17, Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.
▪ March 15, Beatties Ford Road Regional, 2412 Beatties Ford Road.
▪ Apr. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Independence Regional, 6000 Conference Drive.
▪ May 18, Main Library.
▪ July 20, Main Library.
▪ Aug. 18, University City Regional, 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
▪ Sept. 14, North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville.
▪ Oct. 18, South County Regional, 5801 Rea Road.
▪ Nov. 16, Main Library.
SCORE Power Breakfast – How to Qualify for Working Capital Financing:
Learn where to find sources of capital and how to determine your capital needs. Breakfast and beverages will be provided at 7:30 a.m. and the session begins at 7:45 a.m. 7:30 - 9 a.m. at Carolinas HealthCare System-Waxhaw, 2700 Providence Road S., Waxhaw. Register online at conta.cc/1PUFT32, or contact Dick White at Charlotte SCORE for more information: email@example.com, 704-344-6576.
Catawba College and The Interprize Group:
Perhaps you aspire to write the next great American novel, open a cafe or wine bar, launch a non-profit, or maybe you aren’t really sure. This 8-hour course, offered through Catawba College’s Institute of Business and Accounting, combines the concepts of startup creation and personal development to help you organize and execute your venture. Cost: $500. At Asbury Park Grove, 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte. For details: www.catawaba.edu/interprize or call 704-637-4421.
Krispy Kreme exec to speak:
James Morgan of Cornelius, chairman of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., will deliver the spring MBA lecture at Winthrop University, Rock Hill. Morgan has served on the board since 2000. Reception at 6 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. Free and open to the regional business community. For details, contact Winthrop’s M.B.A. office at 803-323-2409 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Matthews Business Expo 2016:
Connect with the public and other business owners at this annual trade show for Matthews Chamber member businesses. 4-7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road. For vendor information and fees, go to matthewschamber.org.
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