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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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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
RESCHEDULED to March 11, 2015 Franchising can be an attractive form of business ownership that provides brand recognition, proven business systems, training and on-going support. And there are many more options than just fast food. This seminar will provide guidance on how to explore franchise ownership; how to find the right franchise for you and avoid mistakes; how to utilize the franchise disclosure document; and how to finance a franchise business purchase. ***Seminar will be held in Room 215 of the Hall Building on Central Campus*** To download a campus map visit:
Speaker: Jason Powers
Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Technological advances have enabled small businesses to utilize systems and tap markets that once were only available to large corporations. Although this advancement is positive, increased use of technology regarding business records, transactions and customer information can expose you to a world of problems and threats. Understanding and recognizing the importance of information security is critical for continued business success. Come listen and learn how to identify potential threats and avoid pitfalls before they arise. Pre-registration required. Register now online.
Location: Online
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Nonprofit organizations have developed and grown to be an integral part of today’s society. There have been significant changes in the nonprofit sector, and as a result, the changes have raised questions about how organizations will operate and maintain their infrastructure. Through trends, start-up and established nonprofit organizations can better prepare themselves for sustainability and growth. Staying “in the know” is the best way to plan and prepare as a nonprofit entrepreneur. ***Seminar will be held in Room 215 of the Hall Building on Central Campus*** To download a campus map visit:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Are you a one person nonprofit? Take a look at how you can make your small nonprofit look like a big nonprofit. Learn suggestions and tips on how to market on a shoe string and how to get help and good advice without paying for it. ***Seminar will be held in Room 215 of the Hall Building on Central Campus*** To download a campus map visit:
Speaker: Julie Jahn
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing opportunities, construction projects, professional services, and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered Minority, Woman and/or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) vendor, and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities with Mecklenburg County.

Business Basics

Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
What do you really need to get started? Much more than luck! This popular seminar is packed with valuable information to help you start off right and increase the odds of your business being successful.
Location: Online
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
"Which legal structure is best for your business – sole proprietorship, S-Corporation, partnership or LLC? Choosing the right business entity is an important step in setting up your business. Know the right questions to ask when choosing a legal structure and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each." Pre-registration required. Register now.
Speaker: Fred Parker
Location: Online
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