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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, 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

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: David Dufault of SODOMA LAW, P.C.

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

Financing

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Tee Weaver of BB&T Bank
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: David Dufault of SODOMA LAW, P.C.
Location: Online

Tax Planning

Monday, October 03, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you
Speaker: Pam Smith
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Location

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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