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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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Monday, August 07, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Pam Smith
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
In business, cash is king and cash flow is the queen. Learn the core skill of managing cash flow in a business and discover tools that are available that can help improve the management of your cash flow.
Speaker: Jeffrey Hohl Woodforest National Bank
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Tom Conroy
Location: Online
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 Cednter (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

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you trying to decide whether to start your own business from scratch or look into a franchise? This is your opportunity to learn about the unique aspects of each type of venture. By gaining a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each, you will be able to determine which option makes the most sense for you.
Speaker: Chris Metzler
Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.
Speaker: Tom Conroy
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