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Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center
Hall Building
Charlotte

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 www.cpcc.edu/sbc.

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Events

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 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
Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Learn more about "Starting a Startup" from Kenneth C.. Paulus, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years experience in building startups and raising millions of dollars in funding. During this webinar Kenn will provide a sneek preview of the intensive course launching on January 23rd. Findout how one student in the class will walk away with $1,000 in seed money plus, 3-months of free rent at Advent Coworking for their business. If you are serious about going from idea to execution this is the program for you!
Speaker: Kenneth C. Paulus
Location: Online
Monday, January 22, 2018 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, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Coming up with new ideas to make your business unique is all part of the entrepreneurship process. But protecting those ideas has been taken to a whole new level because of the ease of technology. Find out some of the common intellectual property issues small business owners encounter. What steps should you take to protect your ideas and stay out of infringement trouble?
Speaker: Ticora Davis
Location: Online
Monday, February 05, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 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
Thursday, February 08, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Let’s face it, coming up with Ideas are easy. The difference between a great idea and making money from an idea is the execution! When you have a great idea, you need to determine if it is feasible. So before you quit your job or cash-in the 401k, there are 5 questions you should answer BEFORE you start spending money on your invention. This discussion will take you through those five questions and put you in a better position to determine if “there’s enough juice for the squeeze”.
Speaker: Louis Foreman CEO of Enventys

Financing

Monday, January 29, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Dan Gotte
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1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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