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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

Monday, July 13, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
What’s the best way to reach your customers? How do you know? Marketing can make or break a business which is why a marketing plan is considered one of the most important parts of your business strategy. Learn what should be included in a marketing plan and why, and where to get the information. Discover easy steps for putting together a plan that’s right for your business.
Location: Online
Monday, August 24, 2015 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
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Networking is more than just a social hobby. It’s all about who you know and how you utilize those relationships to build your business. Effective networking is a skill that is developed by practice and can be a very rewarding tool for business growth. Whether you are a hopeful entrepreneur or veteran business owner this is a session you can't afford to miss!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
Speaker: Terri DeBoo
Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tommy Watson grew up in the Five Points area of Denver, Colorado, a crime-ridden neighborhood with gang violence, drugs, and poverty. Living in this type of neighborhood creates numerous obstacles and challenges for young people; however, Tommy’s biggest challenges were confronted behind closed doors. Find out how he overcame such challenges and became an entrepreneurial success.
Speaker: Dr. Tommy Watson

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 17, 2015 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

Business Basics

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 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.
Speaker: Tom Conroy
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Location

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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