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Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center
Hall Building
Charlotte, NC

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, May 31, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get the inside scoop from Emma Cromedy, the Southern Cake Queen, on what it really takes to start a business in the food industry. Emma will share startup challenges, growing pains, and lessons she learned the hard way so you know what to expect before you launch your own venture.
Speaker: Emma Cromedy owner of SouthernCakeQueen
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 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: Tom Conroy
Location: Online
Tuesday, June 13, 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 dont's of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Tom Conroy
Wednesday, July 12, 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: Tom Conroy
Wednesday, July 19, 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
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

Financing

Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stay at the top of your game- Learn the importance of understanding your financials - Learn what your lenders are looking for and how to build your financial story. Understand how to read your Balance Sheet, P&L, & Cash Flow Statements in addition to what transactions make up your financial history.
Speaker: Chris Carter
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Location

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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