5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker: Natalie Williams

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Entrepreneur Roadmap to Starting a Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Entrepreneur Roadmap to Starting a Business

Want to start a business, but not sure of the paperwork you need or the steps you should take??? This Startup Workshop is designed to give Entrepreneurs on-site legal counsel and assistance. This hands-on workshop will provide participants with answers to their legal questions, support with filling out documents with NC Secretary of the State, and support with completing all paperwork to get your business up and running.

Speakers: Natalie Williams / Joy Ellington / Caroline Aponte  / Ann Elmore /  Raeneice Taltoan-Reed

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Cutting the Fluff: Developing Better Marketing and Communication

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Cutting the Fluff: Developing Better Marketing and Communication

Effective communications strategies to establish a solid foundation for growing your business and creating partnerships across your industry is critical. While marketing your business is one thing, effectively communicating your business WHY is another that we often miss the mark on. Our modules will show women how to implement tactics to position their brands for success, media coverage, social media success, etc. Very heavy on communications strategies and resources for growth/scalability.

Students will go through six modules throughout the course of the cohort. Specific emphasis will be placed on a case study to be broken down into pertinent examples and actionable steps.
• Course orientation and introduction to branding vs marketing
• Establishing your brand values and message (customer discovery and why)
• Micro lessons from Biz 101
• Communication and brand management goals and KPls
• Successful launch tactics
• Case study final analysis

EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Attendees will walk away from this course with an action oriented communication plan that supports their brand values. Students will be able to effectively communicate their mission and why via a 30 second elevator pitch.

Develop an agile pitch deck, a short and long form bio, and customer discovery report.
Through interactive lessons, students will have the opportunity to test out their proposed messages and receive feedback on efficiency and effectiveness.

**Limited Scholarships Available valued at $900!***

**Session Dates:** May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16

**Session Time:** 6 PM – 8 PM

**Eligibility Requirements:**
* You must be a woman in business
* You must be able to attend all 6 sessions
* You must have internet access
* You must have a laptop or computer (not Chrome Books)

**Process**
* Complete the online database registration
* The Women’s Business Center Review and determine acceptance
* Congratulation letter emailed for one to complete Withdraw Agreement if accepted into the program
* Complete and sign agreement
* WBCC send Calendar invite with Zoom Meeting information

Speakers: Greg Hedgepeth / Evelyne Del

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5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker: Natalie Williams

Click here to register.

Build a World-Class Remote Customer Service Team

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Build a World-Class Remote Customer Service Team

• Understand their customer’s needs in a digital space
• How to build a world-class online customer-service team
• Understand the difference between customers service behaviors needed face-to-face and online
• Create a robust digital customer plan that has equal to greater impact as face-to-face interaction
• Identify and apply the right online customer service metrics

Speakers: Melissa Nixon

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WBC Richmond New Client Orientation

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Did you know the SBA has a network of Women’s Business Centers to serve your business needs?

The WBC Richmond offers business training and counseling to both aspiring and existing women business owners in the greater Richmond area.

During this orientation session, we will cover how to become a WBC Richmond client, our portfolio of services, and how to access to our many free or low-cost services and events.

Fee: No Cost

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B.O.S.S. U.P. Series: Strategy Is The Secret Weapon To A Successful Business Vision

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic:B.O.S.S. U.P. Series: Strategy Is The Secret Weapon To A Successful Business Vision

Passion is the fuel to your business vision, but STRATEGY adds the structure, focus and accountability when planning and executing for that vision. Even the best surprise parties implement strategies so why not make it a part of your business development. In this session, we will tap into the power of your vision and share strategic tips that will help you save time, money and prepare your business to scale.

Speaker(s): LuAnn Barry

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Ready! Set! Go, Thrive! – The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship [Session 3]

Have you been thinking about starting a business? Do you need guidance on the right steps to take?

Register for Ready! Set! Go!

This webinar series is for aspiring entrepreneurs and those who need to restart their business using a more formal process. Learn from a trained business development specialist from the SBA Richmond District office.

Use this time to get direct assistance and network with your peers.

Class Dates:

  • Monday April 12: Session 1 – Ready!
    Get basic understanding of how to get your business started.
  • Monday April 19: Session 2 – Set!
    Learn how to become and improve your credit worthiness.
  • Monday April 26: Session 3 – Go!
    Overview of local resources to help you with growing your business.

All classes are held at 4:30pm. Each registered participant will receive the classroom link via email. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Questions? Contact WBC Richmond at wbcrichmond@outlook.com

Registered participants will receive Zoom classroom link in a separate email. Please contact our team directly if you have issues joining the virtual session.

Fee: No Cost

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5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: 5 Key Steps to Starting and Designing Your Business

A workshop to help start-ups and established entrepreneurs examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker: Natalie Williams

Click here to register.

Writing HerStory in a Man’s World: Women in Non-Traditional Industries

Topic: Writing HerStory in a Man’s World: Women in Non-Traditional Industries

Join us for a community-building conversation filled with:
• Inspiration
• Motivation
• Determination
• Dedication

Gain insight from successful women in construction & transportation industry. Hear about their experiences in overcoming obstacles and breaking barriers; lessons learned, and advice to provide the next generation of women determined to create their own path to success.

Learn about industry resources available to those pursuing similar careers in non-traditional spaces.

Panel Discussion

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