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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

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Thursday, June 02, 2016 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.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, June 16
Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Class meetings Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6- 9 p.m. To learn more or to register online visit:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, June 30
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. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays.
Speaker: Pam Smith
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, June 30
Food trucks are the fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. Bonus: Course includes a panel discussion with local food truck operators. The class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Limited seating available for this popular class. Register early at 704-330-4223.
Speaker: Larry Swayne, Food Truck Network Winner and owner of Wingzza - Charlotte's most popular food truck
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 01, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
Location: Online
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 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.
Location: Online
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