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Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center
Hall Building

Phone: 704-330-6736
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The Small Business Center at CPCC offers support to those who want to start a small business or those who want help with an existing business.  We are your local community provider of entrepreneurial training, counseling, and resource information. To learn more about our program and services visit our local college website at

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
You're invited to a special one-day event designed for women veterans, active duty servicewomen and military spouses. The day's event includes: - networking and light breakfast - a discussion with veteran and spouse owned businesses - keynote luncheon address by Becky Sheetz, a business trainer, speaker, master of martial arts and author. - resource expo to connect with experts that can help support you in your entrepreneurial journey Seating is limited, registration is required. Learn more and register today at: Presented by CPCC's Small Business Center and the Women's Business Center of North Carolina
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1 sessions ending Friday, October 13
Already know the basics? This second level course will help you expand your QuickBooks knowledge. Delve into advanced features such as forms creation, report and graph generation, job costing, inventory, payroll and trouble shooting. Course outline Class meets: 10/4-10/13 8-11 a.m. Wed/Fri Levine Campus
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will assist you with resources available for small businesses, including the programs and services provided by the Women's Business Center (WBC) and N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED). Learn how to best access services as you start, grow and manage your business.
Speaker: Briles Johnson
Location: Online
Monday, October 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Discover the key information on writing a nonprofit organization business plan and an NPO Strategic Plan. Participants will determine the elements of both plans and how planning relates to creating fundable program/services that meet community needs. This is the second session of a four part series. Attendees do not need to attend all four sessions but those that do will receive a series certificate of completion.
Speaker: Kathryn Addo of STC Consulting LLC
Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Here is a summary of the GTS CyberXtra Defense Security Services (details in attached brochure): · Cyber Information Security Education Awareness Training, · Written Information Security Plan , · Security and Vulnerability Assessments, Mobile Device Management, Monitor, Manage, Firewall/Network/Devices.
Location: Online

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Dan Gotte
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
SBE, MBE .... Certification confusion? Learn about the certification alphabet soup and how to use them to spell out success for your business. Learn how to get certified and why it matters.
Speaker: Briles Johnson
Location: Online
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