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Wednesday

Starting & Growing Your Small Business:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and SCORE will present solid advice about business plans, lessons learned about developing your business and free SCORE support services. Free. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Register: 704-416-0101; www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

H.O.H.T. Seminar:

H.O.H.T. will host a job-seeking skills seminar, “How to Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Your Job Search Success,” presented by, Stephanie Butler. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Thursday

Keys to Success Workshop:

Taxpayers will participate in hands-on activities while learning basic business requirements for the N.C. Department of Revenue. Participants will become familiar with state laws that are pertinent to businesses and the responsibilities of a business owner. The workshop will provide a range of information from how to register a business to filling out and sending a tax return. Free. 9-11:30 a.m. at N.C. Department of Revenue, 301 McCullough Drive, No. 300. Details: 704-519-3015; www.dornc.com/business.

Business After Hours – Matthews:

Enjoy holiday merriment and networking with Matthews Chamber. 5-7 p.m. at Southern Garden Events, The Southern Gourmet, 9101 Monroe Road. Register: 704-847-3649; members.matthewschamber.org.

Jan. 6

Southwest Chapter Luncheon:

Join Charlotte Chamber’s Southwest Chapter for a membership luncheon featuring networking, lunch and programming designed to provide community awareness and education to help with your business needs. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

This three-hour seminar, held monthly, is devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a marketing/business plan. Free. 12:45-3:45 p.m. at SCORE Office, 6302 Fairview Road. Register: 704-344-6576; charlotte.score.org/localworkshops.

Jan. 8

eWomenNetwork Accelerated Networking Luncheon:

Stephanie Dawkins, an international executive, author and CEO for Stephanie R. Dawkins International, will discuss how to prepare you to sacrifice for success in business. Facilitated by Lori Dvorak, eWomenNetwork executive managing director for the Greater Charlotte region. Cost: $45 for members; $35 for nonmembers; $55 for all late registrations, beginning Jan. 7. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Register: 704-560-6788; bit.ly/1wp0eAt.

Jan. 9

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange:

Bruce Fritch will facilitate the BIG Ideas Exchange. Free to members and guests of BIG. 8:30-11 a.m. at goodmortgage.com, 3325 S. Tryon St. Details: www.goodmortgage.com/directions; www.bigcouncil.com.

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