What’s Next Virtual Seminar and Business Consulting Series

Presented in Partnership with Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development

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You’ve launched, you’ve gained some traction, but What’s Next? This six-seminar series is designed to help existing businesses reach the next stage of growth. The program will also consists of three-hours of peer-to-peer virtual meetings and a six-hours access per program participant to consulting with local professionals. Attend individual sessions or participate in the entire series. This series is an initiative of the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development in partnership with Central Piedmont’s Small Business Center

  • Scaling Operations: Monday, May 23, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m.

    The Scaling Operations session defines all components of the business and discusses the importance of developing infrastructure, systems, and processes.

    Register for the Scaling Operations series

  • Hiring for the Long Haul: Monday, June 6, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m.

    The Hiring for the Long Haul session covers: identifying hiring needs, designing positions, matching the right people to the position(s), and making sure they fit with your existing team and culture.

    Register for the Hiring for the Long Haul session

  • Scaling Sales and Marketing: Monday, June 13, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Sales and marketing are like burgers and fries. You can have each alone, but they are the best together. In the Scaling Sales and Marketing session, you'll learn how to align your sales and marketing efforts and get tips for creating go-to strategies to help scale your business.

    Register for the Scaling Sales and Marketing session

  • Funding for Growth: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m.

    82 percent of businesses fail due to poor cash flow management. In the Funding for Growth session, discover how to monitor, measure, and interpret the health of your business using your financial dashboard while learning ways to fund organizational growth.

    Register for the Funding for Growth session

  • Tales of Growth: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m.

    In the Tales of Growth session, you'll learn lessons from two entrepreneurs on how they shifted from working in the business to working on the business. Discover what steps they took and strategies they implemented to achieve growth. Learn about the challenges they faced, how they decided which ideas are worth pursuing and which they leave by the wayside. 

    Register for the Tales of Growth series