Small Business Funding Series With QuickBooks

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Small Business Funding Series With QuickBooks

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte is offering Small Business Funding Series with QuickBooks scholarship valued at $299.99 all interested applicants.

Session Dates / Time:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021  / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday, January 21, 2021  / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, January 26, 2021  / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday, January 28, 2021  / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, February 2, 2021  / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday, February 4, 2021  / 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 Application process:  

  1. Complete the online application by January 6th, 2021 (https://linktr.ee/wbccharlotte) 
  2. Submitted application will be reviewed for approval 

 Eligibility Requirements:  

  1. You must be a woman in business 
  2. You must reside or have a business in the counties indicated on the application 
  3. You must be able to attend all sessions 
  4. You must have internet access 
  5. You must have a laptop or computer (not Chrome Books) 
  6. You must be able to access to QuickBooks Online Essentials to complete this course. 

 You Will Learn:  

  • Bookkeeping Concepts  
  • How to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online Essentials 
  • Set up your company the RIGHT way in QuickBooks  
  • Create customer, vendor, and employee lists 
  • Manage payroll in QuickBooks Online Essentials 
  • Create and track invoices; paying bills 
  • Writing checks in QuickBooks Online Essentials 
  • How to read financial statements and review your business account 
  • Understanding the difference between accrual or cash accounting 
  • Set up inventory parts, purchase orders, receive items, adjust inventory 

 WBCC Policy:  Attendance is mandatory for all sessions  

Speakers: Tony Proctor  / Carolina Aponte

Sponsor: Fifth Third Bank

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My Dear Sista ~ Our Moment of Hope

My Dear Sista – This VIRTUAL forum is for African American Women and Women of Color designed to be a safe place for US to share what we have seen and have experienced over the past several months.

We did something similar to this in June to speak to African American Women relative to all the things that were going on in the country… where we provided a safe place for black women to express their pains, fears and concern around the social unrest in our country…. We realize that we needed to provide another session for all Women of Color.

This FREE event will focus on BUILDING BRIDGES AMONGST WOMEN and MOVING FORWARD!!

Unlike the VOICES ACROSS AMERICA this platform is designed for African American Women and Women of Color who in many ways have been made to feel left out, marginalized, devalued, and forgotten. With the current condition of the USA and our first Woman VP President elect we want to take this time to capitalize on EMPOWERMENT!!! Empowerment for WOMEN – Increasing Capacity!! – Redefining Leadership!!! Encouraging Vision!!!

Join Us to BRREATHE: BE empowered and encouraged, RELEASE and RESET old mindsets, ENGAGE in meaningful conversations, ACQUIRE your power and position, by TALKING about your feelings and concerns, to HEAL your heart and EMBRACE the authentic you!

Session Topics:
Building from the Inside Out
Managing Through the Mind Games
Leading from Your Inner Peace
Maximizing Your New Capacity for Success
Creating a FUN Space to Jump & Leap (enjoying your free time)
Help I Can’t Breathe – Step Back, Release, Reset, and Go

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Women Owned Small Business Certification

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Women Owned Small Business Certification

The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. Learn how your business can access the federal marketplace. Attend this FREE Workshop about Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program.

Speaker(s): Joe Ann Shaffer (SBA)

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2021 Game Changer Program

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte is offering 2021 GAME CHANGER ~ Leading Capacity Building Program scholarship valued at $1500 all interested applicants  

Session Dates:

1/12/2021; 1/26/2021; 2/9/2021; 2/23/2021; 3/9/2021; 3/23/2021; 4/6/2021; 4/20/2021; 5/4/2021/ 5/18/2021; 6/1/2021; 6/15/2021/ 7/6/2021; 7/20/2021; 8/3/2021; 8/17/2021; 8/31/2021; 9/14/2021; 9/28/2021; 10/12/2021; 10/26/2021; 11/2/2021; 11/16/2021; 11/30/2021 and Graduation on 12/14/2021

 

Application process:  

  1. Complete the online application, business goals and objective, and any other pre-assessments by January 5, 2021 
  2. Submitted application/goals and objective/pre assessments will be reviewed for approval 

 Eligibility Requirements:  

  1. You must be a woman in business 
  2. Been in business 0-5 years and looking to scale 
  3. Business income $0-$250K 
  4. You must reside or have a business in the counties indicated on the application 
  5. You must be able to attend 20 out of 24 sessions 
  6. You must have internet access 
  7. You must have a laptop or computer (not Chrome Books) 

 Objectives & Outcomes – Empower Women Business Owners to become economically self-sufficient, increase financial knowledge, and enhance organizational and management skills 

  • Assist small business to overcome lending obstacles to become LOAN/RISK ready 
  • Enhance Women business owners leadership skills to increase their confidence to achieve superior collaboration & partnerships 
  • Provide Women business owners with tools to implement strategies for productivity and profitability to improve risk management & mitigate liability 
  • Teach Business owners how to assess the Overall Health of their Business to increase revenue (projected revenue earned or saved) 
  • MANAGE and master the BUSINESS CASH FLOW & obtain understanding of other Key Financial Statements to increase transparency and accountability 
  • Develop strategies to Implement Organizational/Operational Procedures to streamline workflow processes

The 2021 GC (LEAD) program is 48hr /24 session bi-monthly training program that will cover six key areas of your business development and growth 

  • Module 1         Leadership Development                                (3 Sessions)                6hrs 
  • Module 2         Management/Leadership Development          (5 Sessions)           10hrs 
  • Module 3         Operational Excellence                                  (4 Sessions)                7hrs 1hr (financial) 
  • Module 4         Organizational Excellence                             (4 Sessions)                8hrs 
  • Module 5         Professional Development                              (3 Sessions)                6hrs 
  • Module 6         Financial Management                                   (5 Sessions)                10hrs 

 WBCC Policy:  Attendance is mandatory to attend 85% of the sessions  

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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

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): WBCC

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Operational Excellence for Small Businesses

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Operational Excellence for Small Businesses

What are the processes you use to run your business? Are they working? Are they consistent? How can you improve them? Today, operational excellence is what reduces an entrepreneur’s bottom line and makes the customer happier. Adrian T. Marable, an entrepreneur and the author of After the Pitch shares how you can optimize business performance, create consistency in your operations and build a business based on growth and not individual sales. Join this session to understand, manage, and improve your business processes and create order to your business and entrepreneurial life.

Speaker(s): Adrian Marable

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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

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): Sonya Miller-Ray

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Supply Chain Management – Module 2: Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Supply Chain Management – Module 2: Manufacturing & Order Fulfillment

Overview: Develop streamline manufacturing and order fulfilment know-how for small quick-win opportunities and large game-changing projects to maximize revenue potential and profitability. This cohort program delivers the supply chain foundation needed to tackle key activities from client management to mass production. Participants gain industry insight and simplify execution of the same supply chain tactics of Fortune 1000 organization with a lot more budget.

Cohort objectives are to help participant: A. Identify resources needed and/or current utilization of resources and business partners to get business and develop in-house or outsourced manufacturing and distribution strategies

B. Gain exposure to free off-the-shelf or low-cost customizable software to help enable customer service management, project management, purchasing activities, sales tax, and more

C. Realize methods to maintain cost controls and product or service offering integrity while in launch and growth stages

D. Learn when and how to invest in scaling the business or creating successful joint partnerships

E. Establish leadership oversight, processes, and controls to limit liability and preserve brand value

Example Outcomes: Manufacturing Plan Systems Utilization Plan Job Cost & Budget Templates Partnership SOW Agreement Templates Customized Workflow Backdown Structure Outline

Speaker(s): Various

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

Are you an entrepreneur thinking of starting a business or are you already in business and not sure if you have completed all the necessary steps to be an established entity or successful business? This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs with start-ups and established businesses to examine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market, examine entrepreneur readiness, business plan development, entity formation, managing risk, and various ways to fund or bootstrap the business.

Speaker(s): Sonya Miller-Ray

Click here to register.