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Wednesday

Power of Women event in Charlotte:

Join Charlotte Chamber for Power of Women, featuring a panel about authentic leadership, negotiation and mentors. The keynote speaker will be Carla Harris, managing director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and chair of the National Women’s Business Council. 3:30-7 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Make Your Art Work for You:

Learn how the skills of entrepreneurs match the skills of the arts. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Thursday

Professional Women’s Network:

Professional Women’s Network Group is a woman-only “MSI Chamber Solutions Group” that is a forum for members to network in a professional, yet informal atmosphere. Cost: $5. Nonmembers are invited to attend up to three meetings. 8-9:30 a.m. at the U Center, 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville. Register: 704-664-3898; www.mooresvillenc.org.

eWomen Networking:

Joy Bing Fleming, an online marketing coach and strategist, and eWomenNetwork present social media strategies for increasing your customer base, traffic to your website and profits. Cost: $35-$55. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive. Register: 704-560-6788; bit.ly/1yuq762.

Simple Steps for Starting Business:

Charlotte Score presents a series of workshops to test your business idea and identify the key factors that influence startup success. Cost: $125. 5:45-9 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: 704-344-6576; www.charlottescore.org/schedules.php

The Business Model Canvas 101:

Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new idea or an established business, this visual tool can help you map, change or innovate your business model. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Monday

Excellence in Small Business Planning:

Charlotte SCORE and Sam’s Club are offering a half-day event designed to give you the tools to build your business plan – understand risks and plan for future growth. Free. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, and Tuesday at the Employers Association, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Details: 704-344-6576.

Successful Food Business strategy:

Learn the intricacies of Cottage Food laws that allow you to create food products at home. Cost: $149. 6:30-8:30 pm. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Tuesday

NAWBO Charlotte Double-Header:

Cheryl Richards, CEO and regional dean of Northeastern University’s Charlotte campus, will talk about the return on investment of a graduate degree to your growing business and how to fit course work into your busy schedule, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Barnes will speak about the city’s efforts to offer opportunities for women and minority business owners through certification, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., suite 110. Register by Friday. Cost: $10-$25. Register: 704-367-3454; www.nawbocharlotte.org.

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