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Wednesday

How to Do Business With Mecklenburg County:

Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing, construction projects, professional services and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered minority, woman and/or small-business enterprise vendor and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities with Mecklenburg County. Free. 2-4 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Navigating Difficult Conversations for Business Owner:

Difficult conversations are inevitable in the business world, just as in life. Use these tools and strategies for effective communication and set a positive tone in the workplace even in the most trying circumstances. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Monday

Constant Contact and SCORE-Charlotte:

Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. Free. 2-5 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive. Register: 877-461-1704; www.charlottescore.org.

Design a Powerful Business Website with WordPress:

This interactive course will guide you through setting up your own website using WordPress. Learn how to customize the look and feel of the site, add widgets, drive traffic and more. Cost: $129. 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through Nov. 12, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

The Power of Online Marketing for Small Business:

Be a part of the entrepreneur’s journey and leave inspired, encouraged and ready to springboard into your own business success. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Tuesday

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

Start-up Basics is a three-hour seminar devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a marketing/business plan. Free. 2:45-3:45 p.m. at SCORE Office, 6302 Fairview Road. Register: 704-344-6576; www.charlottescore.org.

NAWBO Charlotte:

Mary Cantando, guest speaker at the NAWBO Charlotte monthly meeting, has developed The Woman’s Advantage Group and The Woman’s Advantage series to help women grow their businesses. Register by Friday. Cost: $30-$50. 5-7:30 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110. Register: 704-367-3454; www.nawbocharlotteorg.

BB&T Distinguished Leaders in Action series:

Join Queens University of Charlotte, McColl School of Business professor Will Sparks for a conversation about leadership with John Ferriola, chief executive officer and president of Nucor. 5:30 p.m. at Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center, Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Register: 704-337-2352; www.queens.edu.

Nov. 5

Time Management:

Learn quick and easy ways to better organize each day and use time more efficiently. This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.nawbocharlotte.org.

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