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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

Monday, January 23, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you trying to decide whether to start your own business from scratch or look into a franchise? This is your opportunity to learn about the unique aspects of each type of venture. By gaining a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each, you will be able to determine which option makes the most sense for you.
Speaker: Chris Metzler

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 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: Dan Gotte
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 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
Location: Online
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 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
Thursday, February 09, 2017 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: Abbie Baynes of Gardner Skelton Law Firm

Business Basics

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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Throw out your static business plan for this innovative tool for success and you will be able to design and implement a new business idea or analyze and renovate an old one. The Business Model Canvas is a hands on approach for business modeling that allows you to outline and test your hypothesis, present your ideas to customers, collect real world evidence and pivot to adapt your idea or business to the changing landscape. Strategically and systematically find more effective ways to do business and see the benefits to your bottom line.
Speaker: Tom Conroy
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Location

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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