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Wednesday

The DNA of an Entrepreneur:

Learn what skills and competencies are required to be a successful entrepreneur with the Entrepreneurship Skill and Competency Assessment, which measures your strengths and weaknesses related to specific traits and skills demonstrated by entrepreneurs. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Thursday

Professional Women’s Network Group:

Professional Woman’s Network Group is a women-only “MSI Chamber Solutions Group,” which offers a forum for members to network in a professional, yet informal atmosphere. Discussions include business solutions, as well as personal growth topics. Nonmembers are invited to attend up to three meetings. Cost: $5. 8-9:30 a.m. at The U Center, 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville. Details: 704-664-3898; www.mooresvillenc.org.

How to Automate and Dominate your Market:

Discover how to make automation a reality in your business with speaker Thomas Blackwell, who will discuss lifestyle marketing at this eWomen network event. Cost: $35-$45. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Register: http://ewomennetwork.com/.

Friday

Fast Track to Employment Series:

Attend a workshop on resume critique, job interview preparation and job search techniques. Free. 9 a.m.-noon at Employment Security Commission, 133 Island Road, Statesville. Register: 704-978-5438; www.ncesc.com.

Monday

Building a Social Media Marketing Strategy:

This course provides practical knowledge and tactics needed to properly select the social media platforms that best engage consumers, and to monitor and measure the results of these efforts. Cost: $299. 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through Sept. 24, available online. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Tuesday

Better Business Event Marketing:

Face-to-face events can be a powerful part of your business marketing plan. At its core, marketing is about eliciting a physical and measurable response, so simply holding an event is not enough. A small business must determine and plan events that their target market actually wants to attend to be successful. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

LACC Tapas:

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and network with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. Cost: Free for members; $10 others. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Don Pedro Restaurant, 1009 Chancellor Park Drive. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

This SCORE seminar will help evaluate your business idea and provide guidelines for the development of a marketing/business plan. Free. 5:45-9 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: 704-344-6576; https://charlotte.score.org/localworkshops.

Sept. 10

TechBreakfast CLT:

TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from panelists. Free. 8:30-9:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at the Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: www.pitchbreakfast.com.

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Sheila Neisler of Catalyst-A Marketing Company will discuss cause marketing at the Matthews Chamber Monthly Chamber Business Networking Luncheon. Cost: $15 if registered by noon Tuesday; $20 otherwise. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649; www.matthewschamber.org.

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