Business Resources Available to Grow Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Business Resources Available to Grow Your Business

Already have a business or thinking about starting one – These sessions are designed to provide current and new business owners with the resources necessary for positioning business owners for success. Learn the who, the what, and the how of getting your business off the ground, what it takes to sustain it, and what resources are available for growing it.

Speaker(s): Natalie Williams

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Doing Business with the Federal Government / SAM Registration Training / 8A Certification

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Doing Business with the Federal Government / SAM Registration Training / 8A Certification

Did you know the Federal Government spends over $500 billion dollars on goods and services every year? Would you like to find out how your business can access the federal marketplace? Attend a FREE Workshop and Learn About Federal Certifications: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

Speaker(s):  Joe Ann Shaffers (SBA)

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Business Tax Essential with NC DOR

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Business Tax Essential with NC DOR

This seminar will cover the basic requirements to help NC businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a tax compliant business. Participants will learn about filing and administrative requirements, the basics of NC sales & use tax law, and the basics of NC withholding tax law in addition to receiving directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns and for filing and paying online. Agencies such as the  Secretary of State, Industrial Commission, Employment Security or Business Link NC may be present at dates noted below to deliver additional information.

Speaker(s): Karen Bargsley (NC DOR)

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Small Business Development / Understanding Your Business Legal Structure

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Small Business Development / Understanding Your Business Legal Structure

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. Entrepreneurs will gain information on the types of business entities recognized in NC, legal matters that can come up when running your business, and provide guidance on what to expect with the unexpected.

Speaker(s): Sonya Miller-Ray  / Raeneice Taltoan

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WBCC – B2B Networking

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: WBCC – B2B Women’s  Networking

Want to build a personal and professional connection with other entrepreneurs while also learning about tips and tools on how to ease your networking frustration? Come join The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte Business 2 Business (B2B) Women’s Networking event.

Networking Event in Suite 440

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How to do Business With Mecklenburg County

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: How to do Business With Mecklenburg County

This session is to reach MWSBE vendors interested in doing business with the County. Procurement will conduct registration and system navigation. The Office of Economic Development will explain how to navigate through the MWSBE certification process and discuss ways to network and participate in opportunities.

Items and Information to Bring: Laptop; Address; Tax ID Number; Legal Business Name; Business Banking Information; DUNS Number (optional); Contact Information (name, address, email, phone and fax); Descriptions of your products and services Commodity Codes (https://charlottenc.gov/DoingBusiness/Pages/vendors.aspx)

**Note ensure that your computer has Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Speaker(s): Jamila Davis  /  Meck Procument

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Do You Understand Your Business Social Media Analytics?

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Do You Understand Your Business Social Media Analytics?

Limited Seating!!!

“Measure your efforts” How can I measure how people interact with my page and posts? With page insights, you can learn posts people are engaging with- or not engaging with and make the best decisions about what content is going to get you the most effect on your page. With these results you will be able to build your audience and get more people interacting with your business.

Speaker(s): Linda Hughes / Nicole Crawley

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What is Google My Business???

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: What is Google My Business???

Google My Business is a free tool for businesses to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Learn how to create/claim your Business Profile on Google, and update information including business name, location, and hours; manage your business information across Google Search and Maps; connect with potential customers and monitoring and responding to customer reviews.

Rather you have a growing business, start-up business or still in the process of deciding about becoming an entrepreneur this workshop is for you!

Bring your own laptop and have a Google account already created to complete your Google My Business account during the workshop.

Speaker(s): Linda Hughes

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HR Management: Managing and Operating

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: HR Management: Managing and Operating

Are you a new business, interested in HIRING your first employee or an existing business that needs to bringing aboard several more? Today’s increasingly complex business environment business owners need to be abreast of the principles of human resource management. In addition understand basic EOC requirements and conceptual framework for employees. Small business owner(s) will learn practices and techniques for evaluating performance, structuring teams, risk management, and cross training employees in related duties.

Speaker(s): LaSonya Berry

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