RETOOLNC 3.0 Online Info Session

The state of NC has reopened the RETOOLNC Grant Program for a third round of funding for certified historically underutilized businesses (HUB) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) firms impacted by COVID-19.

The webinar covers the eligibility requirements, what you will need to complete the application, and how to apply through the organizations that are managing the grant process. Attendees will have opportunity to ask questions about the grant program.

Webinar access details can be found in the Online Event Page.

Business Recovery Grants Information Session

This session will share phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program

The NCDOR plans to launch the application for phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant (BRG) program on May 2, 2022. Many of the businesses that were excluded in phase 1 are now eligible to apply for phase 2. Join us as we discuss the changes coming in this phase of the program!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-recovery-grant-tickets-321276345197

 

American Rescue Plan Act Information Session

This session will look into the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for businesses in North Carolina

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11th, 2021. In partnership with the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses, representatives from state government will share updates on the American Rescue Plan Act. Join us to hear from the North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office (NCPRO) about the funding provided to municipalities for direct assistance and how it translates to procurement opportunities.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-rescue-plan-act-arpa-funding-tickets-318788343517 

Learn to Lead: How Business Owners Develop Other Leaders

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Learn to Lead: How Business Owners Develop Other Leaders

The dream most business owners share is that someday, they will be able to depend on other leaders to run their business. But how does one get to that point? It all begins with how you, as the leader, develop other leaders in your small business. In this workshop, Julie will share how to identify, select, develop, and mentor the next generation of leaders within your company.

Speaker(s): Julie Bee

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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(s): WBCC Representative

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You Need Help…Need To Hire…But Short On Cash?

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: You Need Help…Need To Hire…But Short On Cash?

NC DOL will provide your organization with information and guidance that will help to gain and maintain compliance with applicable labor laws; training on compliance requirements, employer responsibilities, and application of applicable laws; and cover topics related to Overtime requirements, minimum wage requirements, youth employment, record-keeping requirements, wage deductions, exemptions, and employer-employee relationships.

Charlotte Works helps businesses fill new positions and also helps to upskill existing employees through education and skills training opportunities. The UpSkill Charlotte training grant helps businesses make a difference in their bottom line by addressing employees’ skills gaps.

Speaker(s): Christina Morales-Bebrin (NC DOL) /  Andrew Davila (Charlotte Works)

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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(s): WBCC Representative

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Enhance & Protect a Key Business Asset: Register Your Trademarks!

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Enhance & Protect a Key Business Asset: Register Your Trademarks!

How many forms of intellectual property are important to your business success? Are you producing blogs? Did you spend time and money developing a logo or a slogan? Intellectual property can be a key business asset, yet trademarks are one of the most misunderstood areas of law. This webinar will orient you to the different types of intellectual property, what can be registered & what can’t, where & why. In this session, you’ll also learn trademark terminology; costs/benefits/pitfalls of trademark registration; differences between federal & state (North Carolina) trademark registration; & how to your business trademark at state (North Carolina) & federal level.

Speaker(s): Ann Elmore / Bobby Robinson

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Building Your Online Presence

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Building Your Online Presence

Part 1: Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish. In this session we’ll show you how to:

• Create or claim your Business Profile on Google

• Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps

• Use Google My Business to connect with potential customer

Part 2: Discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.

Speaker(s): Linda Hughes

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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(s): WBCC Representative

Click here to register.