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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, 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!
Speaker: Michael Moore
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
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Starting a food business is a new and exciting venture, but it can also be a risky one. During the start-up phase, you should determine your customer base and recognize potential challenges while focusing on perfecting your product. These simple tips will help you create your brand and understand the food market.
Thursday, October 01, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
It's Simple. Success is based on how well you meet and exceed your customers needs and expectation. There are several templates to forming a strategy or plan. This seminar will examine two or more successful marketing/planning process; Swot Analysis and the Five Question analysis.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
From your corporate desk have you ever daydreamed of running your own business? This seminar outlines the path from corporate America to entrepreneurship. What is it really like to run a business? How do I decide the best business for me? How much money is it going to take? These questions and more will be answered in the seminar.
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