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Wednesday

Double Your Revenue in 2015:

BIG has partnered with California-based On Demand Advisors to bring this executive workshop to help you plan and double your revenue in 2015. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Technekes, 1927 S. Tryon St., Suite 310. Register: bit.ly/1vU7PqI.

eWomenNetwork:

You are invited to participate in an extraordinary business development experience with an intimate group of dynamic women. Cost: $55-85. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Regus Meeting Room, Linville Building, 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 200. Register: 704-560-6788; bit.ly/1tZuNse.

Thursday

Keep Your Business Safe During the Holiday Season:

Higher crime rates are noticed around the holiday season. Join the Charlotte Chamber University Chapter for a presentation by Lt. Dave Johnson of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for tips to keep you and your business safe during the holiday season. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Business After Hours – Lake Norman:

Join the Lake Norman Chamber for networking. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at McIntosh Law Firm, 209 Delburg St., Davidson. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

The Affordable Care Act and Small Business:

Discover what actions you need to take now to avoid expensive fines in 2015. Learn how to comply with obligations of the act, escape pitfalls and take advantage of potential tax credits. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/register.

Friday

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange:

Author Taffy Williams is the guest speaker for the Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange. Cost: Free to members and guests of BIG. 8-11 a.m. at Goodmortgage.com, 3325 S. Tryon St. Details: www.goodmortgage.com/directions; www.bigcouncil.com.

Monday

Start Your Business Now:

This seminar is packed with information to help you get a good start and increase the odds of your business being successful. 6:30-8 p.m., offered by CPCC online. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/register.

Tuesday

NAWBO Charlotte Holiday Party:

Join NAWBO Charlotte for a festive evening to celebrate the holiday season, featuring networking and music by jazz pianist Mark Stallings. Register by Sunday. Cost: $45-$95. 6-8:30 p.m. at One Wells Fargo Center, 41st Floor, 301 S. College St. Register: 704-367-3454; www.nawbocharlotte.org.

Dec. 17

Cabarrus Connections:

Cabarrus Connections creates a comfortable and casual atmosphere that allows individual members to get to know each other in a smaller group setting in order to build trusted and long-term one-on-one relationships. 8-9 a.m. at Panera Bread, 8034 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Register: 704-260-8110; www.cabarrus.biz.

Monthly Luncheon Meetings:

Emily Gordon of Seven Step RPO will discuss “Strategically Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in Today’s Competitive Landscape” at the MBPW meeting. Register by 5 p.m. Friday. Cost: $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Register: mbpw.org/monthly-luncheon-meetings.

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