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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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Monday, May 02, 2016 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4 sessions ending Wednesday, May 11
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: Christine Carlini
Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Are you considering using a business incubator to jump-start your new business? Maybe you are past the initial startup and seeking an accelerator program for rapid growth? The Charlotte region (covering 29 counties in the Carolinas) has many incubators and accelerators, each with its own focus, specialization, services and personality. How do you know which one best suits you and your business? Find out by joining us for the first ever regional incubator and accelerator expo. It is the perfect opportunity to meet with a select group of incubators and accelerators for inspiration and advice from experts to help grow your venture. Register now! Connect to the organizations that are making things happen in North and South Carolina!
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.
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

Monday, May 02, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 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
Monday, May 02, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 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
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
SBE, MBE .... Certification confusion? Learn about the certification alphabet soup and how to use them to spell out success for your business. Learn how to get certified and why it matters.
Speaker: Briles Johnson
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