Whether you’re in the beginning stages of running your own business or still sitting on your startup idea, it never hurts to attend networking events and connect with fellow entrepreneurs. In addition to exchanging ideas and making new business connections, these events are also a great way to learn from those who have blazed similar trails. Charlotte is known for being a business-friendly place and has some excellent entrepreneur events this month that you won’t want to miss!
The Ballantyne Business Connections Networking Meeting
When: May 2, 2016 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Carolina Premier Bank, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place #100, Charlotte, NC
This group meets every first Monday of each month and presents an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to hear knowledgeable speakers who can provide key insight into what it takes to run your own business. These meetings are also a great way to connect with other professionals in the Charlotte area. The guest speaker of the month will be Sherré DeMao, founder, CEO and Strategy Maestro of SLD Unlimited.
Digital Summit Charlotte
When: May 4-5, 2016
Where: Le Méridien Charlotte located at 555 South McDowell Street, North Tower, Charlotte, NC
Cost: Passes start at $245
Listen to Microsoft’s Matt Wallaert, Susan Bennett (the voice of Siri), HubSpot’s Austin Knight, and many other digital industry experts in this two-day summit. Digital Summit Charlotte will give entrepreneurs a chance to hear about the latest trends, best practices, and practical solutions regarding marketing, analytics, user experience, and more. In addition to fun evening events, attendees will get access to a sponsor gallery featuring the latest tools and products, cool swag, and networking opportunities.
Queen City Forward: Entrepreneur 101
When: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: UNCC MAX Residency @ Aldersgate 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC
Starting your own business can be daunting. Take the first step forward by attending this series of four workshops presented by Queen City Forward. Starting May 5, you will learn valuable skills such as writing a winning business plan, where to get a mentor, and how to finance your startup.
Simple Steps For Starting Your Business
When: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Small Business Administration (SBA), 6302 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC
This series of workshops gives entrepreneurs started on the right path to successfully running their own business and covers key topics such as how to assess your business idea, marketing your products/services, and funding your business. You can also get free, one-on-one counseling as part of the workshop process. Register now to reserve your spot!
The Key to Entrepreneurial Success
There are many factors that go into being a successful entrepreneur. In addition to being extremely determined and willing to give it their all, entrepreneurs must always be looking for new ways to get ahead of the competition.
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