Upcoming Events In Charlotte and Surrounding Cities

May 8, 2012                        Simple Steps for Starting Your Business                          Charlotte

Charlotte SCORE hosts this workshop from 1 pm to 4 pm. $25. 6302 Fairview Road.  To register and pay go online to www.charlotte.score.org. For information call (704) 344-6576.

May 15, 2012                                Charlotte Informatics Conference                           Charlotte

Companies that employ informatics in the strategy and management of their businesses are outgrowing and outperforming their competitors.  By creating an informatics-educated workforce, Charlotte region companies can develop business advantages and differentiation. This program features internationally-renowned speakers who will educate participants on the value of Informatics, the impact it can have on your business, and will discuss the urgent need and upcoming nationwide shortage of informatics professionals, which UNC Charlotte is already addressing. Informatics is one of the most important areas of study emerging today. The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has partnered with the Belk College of Business, the Charlotte Research Institute, and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are hosting this event.    7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte.  Please contact Marjorie Bray (Marjorie.Bray@uncc.edu) for more information.   cci.uncc.edu/CI2012.  $350.

May 15, 2012                      Women Entrepreneurs: Leading to Great                          Kannapolis

Connect with area women who share your dream of leading a successful business.  Conference offers a day of learning, discussion, networking, advice and fun.   8:30-2:20; RCCC at NC Research Campus.  $15. 704-216-3598.  Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center and Rowan Cabarrus Community College.

May 16, 2012                                       Veteran Job Fair                                                    Charlotte

There will be an Armed Forces Career Expo at the Navy-Marine Corps Reserve Center:  6115 North Hill Crescent circle; Charlotte 28213. Registration begins at 0830. Classes begin at 0900. Hiring event begins at noon.  SBA will be making a presentation on Starting a Business for those veterans that are interested in entrepreneurship.

May 21, 2012                             Entrepreneurial Success                                                 Charlotte

The sixth annual conference, in recognition of National Small Business Week, will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harris Conference Center located on Central Piedmont Community College's Harris Campus. Attend this event and gain valuable insight into what it takes to achieve entrepreneurial success. The advice from our experts will give you a clear sense of direction as you navigate today's new reality and move closer to a future filled with bright possibilities.  $39.  To Register:    https://shop.cpcc.edu/sbw/     For more information, contact CPCC Institute for Entrepreneurship, 704-330-6775

May 22, 2012 (starting)    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Series #2 to #5       Charlotte

Charlotte SCORE hosts this workshop series - $100 for all four sessions.  6pm to 9 pm. To register and pay go online to www.charlotte.score.org. For information call (704) 344-6576.  Ben Craig Center.
workshop series - $100 for all four sessions held at the Ben Craig Center, Inc -
Session 2 – May 24th – Developing Your Business Concept
Session 3 – May 31th – The Marketing Plan
Session 4 – June 7th   - Financial Plan
Session 5 – June 14th - Funding Sources and Next Steps

May 23, 2012   Educational Forum & Networking for Veteran Business Owners            Charlotte

Conducted by the NC Veterans Business Association, this event will take place at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Come learn about different types of available certifications, and how they may benefit your business.  Valuable information and helpful resources for various certifications will be provided.  There will be a cost for the event, but the amount has not yet been decided.  Fee to be determined. For more information, go to http://ncvetbiz.org.

May 24, 2012                 IRS Multicultural Small Business Forum                                   Charlotte

Mark your calendar.  Hosted by Johnson C Smith University, this introduces to participants a wealth of resource available to assist them at no cost.   Call Evette Davis for details. Evette.Davis@irs.gov 704-548-4350.

June 5, 2012                   Simple Steps for Starting Your Business                                     Charlotte

Charlotte SCORE hosts this workshop from 1 pm to 4 pm. $25. 6302 Fairview Road.  To register and pay go online to www.charlotte.score.org. For information call (704) 344-6576.

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