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Business Calendar

Wednesday

Budgeting and Forecasting:

Lay the groundwork for successful operation by understanding business budgeting and how decisions affect your bottom line. Cost: $89. 6-9 p.m. today and next Wednesday at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure

Thursday

From Destructive Conflict to Productive Conflict:

Dawn Chandler will discuss making the most of conflict at this McColl School of Business lunch and learn seminar. Free. Noon-1 p.m. at Piedmont Natural Gas, Piedmont Row Drive. Details: http://bit.ly/1deAmut

Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Awards:

The Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals will host the Young Professional Awards (The YPs). 6-9 p.m. at The Fillmore at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Saturday

Success! For Women Entrepreneurs Workshop:

Christie Kahil of the Queen City Forward and Judy Bezler of Direct Point Advisors will facilitate an interactive workshop for female entrepreneurs. The workshop will help women currently in the corporate world, or entering the business world for the first time, explore the basics of entrepreneurship. Katie Hughes, founder and CEO of Dance Yourself Fit, LLC will be the guest speaker. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark at Phillips Place, 6700 Phillips Place Court. Cost: $45-$55 (includes continental breakfast and workshop materials). Register: http://tinyurl.com/pqf2l8j.

Tuesday

Lake Norman Chamber - Lunch and Learn:

Speaker Jay Lesemann Jr., a managing member of Lesemann & Associates, PLLC, certified public accountants in Huntersville, will examine the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to the preparation of business and individual taxes. Free. Noon at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Webinar - Success with Online Reviews:

U.S. Small Business Administration and Yelp are partnering to provide small businesses with the information to successfully engage with online reviewers and tips for monitoring their online reputation. Free webinar. 2-3 p.m. Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/668501351.

Feb. 12

TechBreakfast CLT:

TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from panelists. Pitchsters: Mark Pauley, Keyia Hawkins and Alex Dowlin. Free. 8:30-9:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: http://techbreakfastclt.itsbspoke.com/

Tips from Business Leaders on Growing Your Company:

Hear from a panel of area entrepreneurs about their successes and challenges at the Charlotte Chamber SouthPark Chapter Luncheon. Dan Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, will moderate a discussion with the 2013 Power Up Challenge winner Justin Gaither of eCampus. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

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