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On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: HP LIFE
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online

November

Monday, November 20, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a regular meeting for persons that have been accepted into the current session of the Launch Challenge. Those interested in future sessions of the program are welcome to attend this event. Each week we will discuss progress toward business launch. We will also discuss tips and opportunities for success.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
The Goodwill Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a group of local business and community professionals that provide advice and support to Goodwill’s Workforce Development Services Division. This meeting will be a discussion with participants in Goodwill programs. Join us at this meeting by sending an email to ayounger@forsythtech.edu. RSVP is required.
Speaker: Corey Smith
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
We believe that networking is one of the keys to business success. Each meeting we discuss ways to get the most out of networking opportunities. Join the discussion exploring how to best create relationships and promote your business. Establish partnerships with and gain referrals from other business owners committed to growing your business. Please join us when your schedule allows.
Speaker: Kelly Ford
Monday, November 27, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a regular meeting for persons that have been accepted into the current session of the Launch Challenge. Those interested in future sessions of the program are welcome to attend this event. Each week we will discuss progress toward business launch. We will also discuss tips and opportunities for success.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
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: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Venture Café Winston-Salem helps enhance and accelerate the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in our city through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Venture Café Winston-Salem is a member of a global network, with partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; Miami, Florida; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Learn more at www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/
Speaker: Karen Barnes and Others

December

Monday, December 04, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
NOTE: We will meet in Wake Downtown. You will park in P5 or P8 like you are coming to 525@Vine, however, you will walk past our building and enter in Wake Downtown. We will be in the auditorium (4802).We will be in the auditorium (4802).Join us to learn about this exciting program. The first session of this program has been a big success. The challenge is to launch your businesses by the conclusion of the program. You can apply to be one of the 20 prospective business owners will to participate in the second session of the program. Those who successfully complete the program may receive a financial award to support their business launch.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Monday, December 04, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
NOTE: We will meet in Wake Downtown. You will park in P5 like you are coming to 525@Vine, however, you will walk past our building and enter in Wake Downtown. This is a regular meeting for persons that have been accepted into the current session of the Launch Challenge. Those interested in future sessions of the program are welcome to attend this event. Each week we will discuss progress toward business launch. We will also discuss tips and opportunities for success.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
We believe that networking is one of the keys to business success. Each meeting we discuss ways to get the most out of networking opportunities. Join the discussion exploring how to best create relationships and promote your business. Establish partnerships with and gain referrals from other business owners committed to growing your business. Please join us when your schedule allows.
Speaker: Kelly Ford
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
SYN(HER)GY Night is a powerful monthly gathering for Winston-Salem women entrepreneurs. Join us as we wrap up the year in true womenpreneur style! Join us as we celebrate and recognize local women entrepeneurs who have been up to awesome things in 2017. We will give awards, hear a short keynote, and enjoy light snacks. We'll also share about the re-launch of the new W-S Women Owned website, a local business directory which will also become the go-to destination for news and events of interest to womenpreneurs in the upcoming year.
Speaker: Fay Horwitt
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This will be two parts, one where we talk about how to best utilize your banking relationship. Then also we will discuss the needs of the business community and whether they think that banks are helping with that or not. Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. During this monthly series, past discussions include Credit and Finance, Value Proposition, Partnerships, Professionalism, Productivity, Customer Loyalty, LinkedIn, Marketing Collateral, Business Pitches, Ways to Grow Our Businesses, Networking, Customer Engagement, and Business Research. In addition to finding customers, we must know what is involved in enhancing our relationships. Discussion topics will be based largely upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants. The purpose of the Small Business Center is “Increasing Business Success” and we will explore ways to do this during each roundtable.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Venture Café Winston-Salem helps enhance and accelerate the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in our city through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Venture Café Winston-Salem is a member of a global network, with partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; Miami, Florida; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Learn more at www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/
Speaker: Karen Barnes and Others
Monday, December 11, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a regular meeting for persons that have been accepted into the current session of the Launch Challenge. Those interested in future sessions of the program are welcome to attend this event. Each week we will discuss progress toward business launch. We will also discuss tips and opportunities for success.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
In this clinic, participants will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of LinkedIn. They will enhance their profiles, learn about groups, leverage recommendations, and much more. The purpose of LinkedIn (social media for business people), is to build relationships that can lead to partnerships and sales. Seating is limited - Please Register!
Speaker: Allan Younger
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
If you are starting, maintaining, or growing a business, you no doubt are carrying some stress. In this interactive gathering, expect to learn concrete ways to take care of yourself so your business and your life can thrive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water to hydrate.
Speaker: Dr. Kim DeWindt
Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Venture Café Winston-Salem helps enhance and accelerate the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in our city through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Venture Café Winston-Salem is a member of a global network, with partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; Miami, Florida; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Learn more at www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/
Speaker: Karen Barnes and Others
Monday, December 18, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This will be the Launch Challenge Finalist Presentations event. Join us whether or not you are interested in applying for a future session of Launch Challenge. You will park in P5 or P8 like you are coming to 525@Vine, however, you will walk past our building and enter in Wake Downtown. We will be in the auditorium (4802).
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
We believe that networking is one of the keys to business success. Each meeting we discuss ways to get the most out of networking opportunities. Join the discussion exploring how to best create relationships and promote your business. Establish partnerships with and gain referrals from other business owners committed to growing your business. Please join us when your schedule allows.
Speaker: Kelly Ford