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Spring 2024 Retail Lab Graduates 14 Local Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, May 8, fourteen local entrepreneurs celebrated their completion of the Retail Lab Boot Camp. The program is tailored to address the complex issues that arise when opening and operating a retail establishment. The graduates of Retail Lab completed a six-week immersive boot camp that concluded with the opportunity to pitch for grant funding. This cohort featured a mixture of ventures ranging from a new record shop concept to a refreshing take on Bloody Mary mixes. All participants in the program shared...

Flywheel Foundation, Retail Lab, Small Business Center

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A Cup of Ambition: Dolly Parton, Entrepreneurial Icon

You may know about Dolly Parton’s modest beginnings in east Tennessee and her remarkable journey to becoming a country music icon. Through ventures like Dollywood and philanthropic efforts like the Imagination Library, she has left an indelible mark. While her immense talent is evident, her accomplishments are not merely the result of luck or skill – she embraces an entrepreneur’s mindset in everything she does. What insights can we glean from Dolly Parton’s worldview? How can we translate these lessons...

Small Business Center

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Hands-On Video Marketing

Let’s put fingers to keyboards and make some videos! In this intermediate-level, hands-on class, you’ll start by learning why creating videos for marketing is so important and strategies to tell your stories through video. Once you’ve learned that, it’s time to get hands-on and create. We’ll make one video from a template and at least one video from scratch, all of which you’ll get to keep and use in your marketing immediately. Speaker: Bob Mackowski Participants should bring a mobile device pre-loaded with behind-the-scenes...

Small Business Center, video marketing

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Photography: How to Use It

You’ve taken that breathtaking shot that everybody needs to see. Now what? If it’s a business photo, you need to get it in front of clients and potential clients. If it’s a personal photo, you want to get it in front of friends and family. Local photographer and business owner Bob Mackowski will teach you how to make sure that it’s seen and that it leaves the right impression. This presentation will touch on social media, blogs, email newsletters, print materials, and more. Speaker: Bob Mackowski   >>...

Photography, Product Photos, Small Business Center

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Capturing Artistry

Overcoming the challenges of photographing artwork can be daunting. You have to work with lighting, reflections, distortion, editing, and plenty of other problems. This class, designed for artists photographing their own work, will address those concerns and more. Commercial photographer Bob Mackowski works through these situations every day and in this class, he’ll teach you to work through them too. Speaker: Bob Mackowski >> Click here to register for this free workshop

Business Marketing, Product Photos, Small Business Center

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Developing a Business Plan

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. >> Click here to register for...

Small Business Center

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25 Business Ideas & Additional Revenue Streams for 2022

Even during tough times, some industries flourish and new markets are created. In this course, we will discuss 25 business ideas for 2022 that may work in any market. This is a great course for aspiring entrepreneurs trying to find their niche regardless of their qualifications and for existing business owners looking to add new revenue streams to their business. We will discuss new opportunities, tried and true industries, and opportunities in the Freelance Economy. We will also have a live Q&A session that...

Small Business Center

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Cabarrus Center Hosts 53 Ideas Pitch Competition Finale

The Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted the 53 Ideas Pitch Competition finale in its state-of-the-art event space located in downtown Concord, NC. Pitch Competition The 53 Ideas Pitch Competition was created to expand upon the community’s innovative ideas and provide everyone with a chance to share their ideas, test viability and compete for funding to support new venture creation. Anyone aged 16+ who resides in the ten counties surrounding Charlotte could enter. This annual competition...

RCCC Small Business Center, Small Business Center

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Partner Spotlight: Small Business Center at RCCC

Our primary focus at the Cabarrus Center is to support the creation of new businesses and the growth of existing small businesses through free or low-cost educational and networking programs, mentor networks, capital access and events. We will be doing this in collaboration with a dynamic group of partners and we are very excited to introduce you to all of them! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on our partners at the Small Business Center (SBC) at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College! The SBC is at the heart...

Cabarrus Center, Partners, RCCC Small Business Center, Small Business Center

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