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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 www.cpcc.edu/sbc.

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Events

Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Franchising can be an attracytive form of business ownership that provides brand recognition, proven business systems, training and on-going support. And there are many more options than just fast food. This seminar will provide guidance on how to explore franchise ownership, how to find the right franchise for you and avoid mistakes, how to utilize the Franchise Disclosure Document, and how to finance a franchise business purchase.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 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.
Thursday, April 21, 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

Thursday, March 10, 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.
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
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 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.
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Location

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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