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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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Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Discover the science of communication, negotiation, and closing more sales. This presentation will provide you a clear understanding of how the Sales Velocity Equation™ and how it is the game changer for maximizing your success in all aspects of your professional and personal life. During this seminar you will learn: • How to Get More Prospects • Create Larger Deals • Convert More Sales • Close Sales Faster
Speaker: Edward Tillman
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join the SBA and Central Piedmont Community College as we celebrate National Veteran Small Business Week in Charlotte. This event will provide information about federal contracting opportunities for veterans and special SBA loan initiatives. For more information contact April Gonzalez at 704-344-6811.

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Which legal structure is best for your business-Sole Proprietorship, S-Corporation, Partnership, 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.
Speaker: Taught by Abbie Baynes of Gardner Skelton Law Firm

Business Basics

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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
Location: Online
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 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

Managing a Business

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:00 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?
Speaker: Ticora Davis
Location: Online

Tax Planning

Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Taxpayers will participate in hands on activities while learning their basic business requirements for the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Participants will become familiar with NC Tax laws that are pertinent to businesses and the responsibilities of a business owner. The workshop will provide a range of information on how to register a business to filling out and sending a tax return. Information will also be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes.
Speaker: Karen Bargsley, North Carolina Department of Revenue
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