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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

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 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
Location: Online
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 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 Womens Business Center
Location: Online
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Some business proposals close the sale while others end up in the “circular file.” What makes the difference? Discover the tricks-of-the-trade in writing a winning business proposal. Know the five key ways a business proposal differs from any other business document and learn how to write one from the customer’s point of view. Find out the best way to highlight benefits, solutions, and value. You can write a business proposal that sells!
Speaker: Tom Conroy
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 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, 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
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