Thursday, March 11, 2010

Institute for Entrepreneurship - Upcoming Events

These Are Free Seminars - Offer By Central Piedmont Community College at the Institute for Entrepreneurship

Networking a Tool for Success SBX 7888-502
Networking is more than just a social hobby. It's all about who you know and how you utilize those relationships. Effective networking is a skill that is developed by practice and can be a very rewarding tool for your business. Free
Date: Wednesday, April 7 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Easy Steps to Creating a Marketing Plan SBX 7817-501
What's the best way to reach your customers? How do you know? Marketing can make or break a business which is why a marketing plan is considered one of the most important parts of your business strategy. Learn what should be included in a marketing plan and why, and where to get the information. Discover easy steps for putting together a plan that's right for your business. Date: Monday, April 12 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Greening Your Business SBX 7849-501
Stimulate your green thinking and become part of the latest "environmentally responsible" business trends. Find out what it means to go green and see what advantages there are by making your business more sustainable. Learn what you can do in the way you purchase, provide your service, produce your product, or even plan your business if you're in the start-up phase. This informative seminar will show you how to make small changes today that will have a big impact tomorrow.
Date: Monday, April 19 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Doing Business with the City of Charlotte SBX 7828-502
From buying office supplies to contracting for cleaning services, the City of Charlotte uses all types of small businesses. A city representative will describe vendor programs and its purchasing process models: Request for Quote (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) and Request for Proposal (RFP). Find out what you need to know to locate contract opportunities.
Date: Wednesday, April 21 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Location: Matthews Library

Taxes and Record Keeping SBX 7822-501
The day-to-day tasks of running a small business can easily crowd out time for "keeping the books." Learn about your tax responsibilities, record keeping and filing requirements and ease the time you spend filing tax reports.
Date: Monday, April 26 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Location: University Library

To register for seminars please call 704-330-4223

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