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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, May 06, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join Congresswoman Alma Adams on May 6 for “Resources for Growth,” a small business symposium; an opportunity to further the endeavors of the small business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage. Attendees are invited to engage in panel discussions geared towards any inquiries related to their own entrepreneurial journey. One panel is designed for individuals looking to start their business, topics include; financing start-ups, mentoring and marketing. Another panel focuses on expansion and will discuss subjects such as, financing growth, planning, contracting and marketing. Discussions will be followed by a networking session with the congresswoman, panelists and other representatives from organizations that support small businesses. This symposium is designed for attendees to learn about the different resources available which can help to progress their business in this economy. Light refreshments will be served.
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
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Celebrate Charlotte's Small Business Month! CPCC's Small Business Center and the invite you to join in as we celebrate the fearless who are Staying in the Game of business. It's the perfect opportunity to make connections with area entrepreneurs and business resource providers. You'll have the opportunity to build relationships, enjoy lunch and get motivated to grow your business. Keynote speakers Torry and Terrence Holt, both of whom where football starts at NC State University and the NFL, will address the strength and determination that is required to Stay in the Game of business.
Speaker: Torry and Terrence Holt
Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Have you seen a product or service and then wonder, “How did they think of that idea?” Maybe you have what it takes! That’s because where most people see problems and chaos, entrepreneurs look for opportunities. Use this seminar to find ways to quickly identify unmet market needs and to use your scanning skills to identify and evaluate what could be the next big thing.
Speaker: Gayle Ireland
Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stress managing is one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners. This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business.
Speaker: Gurmay Fraser-Darlington
Thursday, June 25, 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.
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