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Wednesday

The Power of Excel for Business Analytics:

Daniel Stiefel of Practical Analytics Services will lead a hands-on workshop to help individuals use Excel. Cost: $20-$50. 2-4:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, boardroom, second floor, 500 S. Tryon St. Register: http://www.bigcouncil.com/

Social Media/Internet Marketing Seminar:

The topic for this social media marketing seminar is “You Tube – Videos Have Never Been Easier.” Free. 3-4 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

ReferenceUSA: A Powerful Tool for Your Business:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host a series of workshops on using ReferenceUSA to gain access to accurate information on millions of U.S. businesses and residents. Find new business leads, company information, news articles, contact information, job openings and market research. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Morrison Regional Library Branch, 7015 Morrison Blvd.; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at University City Regional Library, 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Details: www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

Starting & Growing Your Small Business:

Get solid advice from SCORE about business plans, developing your business and free support services. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Register: 704-416-0101; www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

Thursday

Think ‘BIG’ – Business in Government:

Business owners interested in doing business with local government agencies are invited to attend a symposium and reverse trade show hosted by the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Procurement representatives from a variety of entities will be available to talk with business owners and provide guidance on how to do business. Local companies will be able to meet with representatives from numerous local agencies, including the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte Housing Authority. Free. 1-7 p.m. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Register: 704-432-3303; https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ThinkBIGEvent.

Business After Hours:

Matthews Chamber will host a networking event with live music by Rua Tangata. Free. 5-7 p.m. at Sycamore Commons, 10530 Northeast Parkway, Matthews. Details: 704-847-3649; http://www.matthewschamber.org/.

Tuesday

Prepare Your Business for the New Healthcare Supply Chain:

Kevin Price of Novant Health will address the recent procurement changes to help minority owned and operated businesses compete more effectively. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 330 S. Tryon St. Register: http://www.cmbcc.org/events/.

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