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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

Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Location: Online

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 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, August 24, 2016 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
Location: Online
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 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 Womens Business Center
Location: Online
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Some business proposals close the sale while others end up in the “circular file.” What makes the difference? Discover the tricks-of-the-trade in writing a winning business proposal. Know the five key ways a business proposal differs from any other business document and learn how to write one from the customer’s point of view. Find out the best way to highlight benefits, solutions, and value. You can write a business proposal that sells!
Speaker: Tom Conroy

Financing

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This seminar reviews the various forms of equity and debt financing, including conventional bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, private loans, venture capital, factored receivables, credit cards and supplier trade credit.
Speaker: Tee Weaver BB&T Bank Representive
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Location

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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