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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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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.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Small Business Center at CPCC has partnered with the Matthews Chamber of Commerce to bring you an exciting and luncheon speaker series. This month, invention expert, Louis Foreman will share with you tips and takeaways focused on innovation.
Speaker: Louis Foreman

Business Basics

On Demand, available until April 09
"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
Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Coming up with new ideas to make your business unique is all part of the entrepreneurship process. But protecting those ideas has been taken to a whole new level because of the ease of technology. Find out some of the common intellectual property issues small business owners encounter. What steps should you take to protect your ideas and stay out of infringement trouble? Pre-registration required.
Location: Online
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Just because you are an artist doesn't mean you should get creative with your business accounting and record-keeping. Learn what records you need to keep, how to classify your documents, electronic records and business transactions, and set up an accounting system. Get and stay organized so you have more time to focus on what you do best.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Putting a price on your art can be a very intimidating and personal decision. This seminar will provide the structure and formulas you need so you don't fall prey to the myth of the starving artist. Learn the elements that influence pricing decisions so you can price your product to reflect its' quality and context and ultimately profit from your artistic abilities. ***Seminar will be held in Room 215 of the Hall Building on Central Campus*** To download a campus map visit:
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Attending this seminar will be only the start of a process that will help commit your great ideas to paper. It will provide you with a good general overview and basic understanding of the components of a typical business plan, how marketing, operations and finance are inter-related and more. University City Library-301 E W T Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262
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