Trucking A to Z

Presented by SBTRC and The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

TRUCKING FROM A TO Z

A comprehensive 3-day course to provide an understanding of how to start, build and maintain a successful trucking business.

Topics covered:

  • Appropriate business structures for a trucking business
  • Trucking classifications – 1 truck vs. a fleet
  • Understanding DOT Regulations
  • Planning for the project – timing, materials, labor, equipment
  • Project and team management
  • Bidding and estimating techniques for hauling contracts (hauling by the load vs. weight; freight services, etc.)
  • Cost analysis per truck and job
  • Building capacity through teaming and joint venturing

Eligibility requirements to participate in class:

  • In business at least 1 year
  • Own at least 1 truck
  • Minimum 2 contracts in the transportation industry
  • Interested in pursuing DOT contracts

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Business Startup Workshop

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Business Startup Workshop

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. Walk away with your startup documents in hand. Bring your laptop and form of payment to complete business registration on-site.

Speaker(s): Natalie Williams  / Raeneice Taltoan  /  Tony Proctor

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Business Resources

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Business Resources

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

Classroom in Suite 125

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WBCC – B2B Women’s Book Talk and Networking: Marketing/Social Media

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: WBCC – B2B Women’s Book Talk and Networking: Marketing/Social Media

Come join The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte Business 2 Business (B2B) Women’s Book Talk and Networking series. Build a personal and professional connection with other entrepreneurs while having a meaningful and empowering discussion from books about Professional Development, Business Development, and Financial Management.

Book: Crushing IT

Panelist(s): Elysha Brooks  /  Evelyne Billingslea  /  Nicole Crawley

Classroom in Suite 125

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Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Social Media: Facebook and Instagram

Do you have Facebook and Instagram accounts for your business? Do you understand how, when, and what to post in order to attract your ideal client? Is terminology confusing you…Do hashtags make you cringe? Come and learn hands on social media training that is focused on Facebook and Instagram to assist you with reaching your target audience.

Speaker(s): Evelyne Billingslea

Classroom in Suite 125

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Small Business Development / Women in Finances

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Small Business Development / Women in Finances

Confused about how to read, understand or create financials for your business. This workshop is designed 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, creating your financial projections, understanding the three (3) major financial documents, funding opportunities, finances and tax preparation.

Speaker(s): Sonya Miller-Ray

Co-Sponsor(s): Sherise Jones

Classroom in Suite 125

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HR Management: Establishing an HR Function in Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

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

Classroom is in Suite 125

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“Sold Out” Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful Grant, Part 2

“SOLD OUT”

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

More than likely, before a grant is awarded a successful proposal had to be written. Getting from the proposal to the award can be an overwhelming journey when you aren’t familiar with the proposal writing process or how to translate important information in your request. If you are thinking to yourself “ What makes a proposal successful and where should one start?”, then this workshop is for you.

To increase your chances of becoming a grant recipient, you must develop your proposal writing skills and the skills to properly respond to solicitations. This Grant Writing workshop is geared toward understanding the ins and outs of grants from a funding source perspective. Participants in the workshop will gain key learning in the following:
1. General things you should know and understand before the writing beginnings.
2. How to decipher significant information in a solicitation or a request for proposal.
3. The importance of preparing a proposal according to the requirements and guidelines  provided by a funding source or in a solicitation.
4. The importance of illustrating a need and how the need aligns with the funding source’s mission.
5. Essential components in a proposal: program/project design, resources, schedule, budget, and a budget narrative.

Speaker(s): Dr. Tonnia Thomas

Classroom is in Suite 125

“Sold Out” Grant Writing: How to Write a Successful Grant, Part 1

“SOLD OUT”

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

More than likely, before a grant is awarded a successful proposal had to be written. Getting from the proposal to the award can be an overwhelming journey when you aren’t familiar with the proposal writing process or how to translate important information in your request. If you are thinking to yourself “ What makes a proposal successful and where should one start?”, then this workshop is for you.

To increase your chances of becoming a grant recipient, you must develop your proposal writing skills and the skills to properly respond to solicitations. This Grant Writing workshop is geared toward understanding the ins and outs of grants from a funding source perspective. Participants in the workshop will gain key learning in the following:
1. General things you should know and understand before the writing beginnings.
2. How to decipher significant information in a solicitation or a request for proposal.
3. The importance of preparing a proposal according to the requirements and guidelines  provided by a funding source or in a solicitation.
4. The importance of illustrating a need and how the need aligns with the funding source’s mission.
5. Essential components in a proposal: program/project design, resources, schedule, budget, and a budget narrative.

Speaker(s): Dr. Tonnia Thomas

Classroom is in Suite 125