Friday Force - A Crash Course in Cyber Security for Small Businesses
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Force - A Crash Course in Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Combat the Dark Side: A Crash Course in Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Being that May the Fourth is International Star Wars day, we will dive into how you can protect your business so it doesn't end up the same way the Death Star did.  We will be covering the following topics:

  • "Aren't you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?" - How to identify phishing emails and attackers when they are hiding as your favorite things.
  • "The thermal exhaust port is only 2 meters wide, no one could hit that" - Keeping your PCs secure from the latest vulnerabilities
  • "If we change the name of the file from 'Death Star Plans' to 'Stardust', no one will be able to steal them" - Keeping your data secure in the event someone does get in
  • "So the Rebels have stolen the Death Star plans, what do we do next?" - The importance of a solid Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity Plan

This luncheon series is provided in partnership with Wake Tech's Small Business Center.

Fees/Admission:
Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $15.00

Hosting Organization: Cary Chamber of Commerce

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Which Certifications Are Right For Your Business?
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Which Certifications Are Right For Your Business?

An Overview of MBE, WBE, WBENC, HUB, and SBE Certifications
MBE, WBE, WBENC, HUB, SBE certification confusion? Learn about the certification alphabet soup and how to use them to spell out success for your business. Learn how to get certified and why it matters. Who qualifies? How do I start? Which certifications are right for my business?

Contact Information:
Pashara Black, Send an Email

Fees/Admission:
Free

Hosting Organization: Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

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6th Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

6th Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and community organizations from across the state attend the 6th Annual Small Business Week Awards luncheon, presented by First Tennessee Bank.  The day kicks off with workshops from 9-11 a.m. followed by the awards luncheon at 11:00 am featuring Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator.

Hosting Organization: Carolina Small Business Development Fund

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After Hours with Wake  County Leadership
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

After Hours with Wake County Leadership

Join us for a social evening with your Wake County Elected Officials.

Presented by UNC REX Healthcare, along with Duke Raleigh Hospital, PSNC Energy, The Umstead Hotel & Spa, and Siemens Medical Solutions USA.

Admission:
Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Elected Official: $0.00

Hosting Organization: Cary Chamber of Commerce

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Taking Care of Business
May
2
11:30 AM11:30

Taking Care of Business

Topic: How to Develop Pricing for Your Products and Services
Taking Care of Business is powered by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chapel Hill Durham, and the Small Business Response.  Join us monthly on the first Wednesday for education topics that give you the tools you need to succeed in your business.

Follow us on Twitter via @carolinachamber and join the conversation using hashtag #ChamberTCB

Hosting Organization: Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

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Legal Traps & Hot Issues for Small Businesses
May
2
10:00 AM10:00

Legal Traps & Hot Issues for Small Businesses

  • 1700 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What you’ll learn: As a small business owner, you should have an understanding of legal issues you may encounter and how to deal with them. This quick course will cover the basics so you’ll be prepared.

  • Q&A with a lawyer
  • Legal entities and agreements
  • NC specific laws you need to know
  • How to value your business
  • What to do in sticky situations
  • How to handle lawsuits

About the Presenter, Kim Steffan: Ms. Steffan received her B.A. magna cum laude from Duke University, and her J.D. from UNC School of Law at Chapel Hill. She has been in general practice since 1986, is a past president of the Orange County Bar Association and serves on the District 15B Bar Mentoring Committee assisting young lawyers with professional development. Ms. Steffan writes the monthly “Ask the Lawyer” legal column for the News of Orange County. She received the 2009 Work Life Balance Award presented by the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys.

Hosting Organization: Small Business Technology and Development Center

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Meet the Lenders
May
2
9:00 AM09:00

Meet the Lenders

  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you searching for capital to grow your business? Unsure what lenders are looking for when evaluating small business loan applications? Are you looking for non-traditional funding sources? If so, join us for a discussion with small business lenders. Ask them questions you haven’t had the chance to ask and get the opportunity to network with other business owners.

Hosting Organizations: The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Sponsored by the City of Raleigh, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, iFund Women, Self Help Credit Union and Wells Fargo.

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Tax Code Changes Panel Discussion
May
2
8:00 AM08:00

Tax Code Changes Panel Discussion

Tax Code Changes Panel Discussion: "What You Need to Know"
The new changes to the federal tax code will impact nearly everyone…especially businesses. 

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Committee invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the most sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years.  

Our panel will bring together a team of experts to offer their expertise on these changes and help individuals and businesses not only understand the impact but provide some tips to help with planning.

Admission
Chamber Members - $10
Non-members - $20                       
Breakfast is provided.

Hosting Organization: Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

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Social Media Best Practices For Your Biz
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media Best Practices For Your Biz

Join us as Taylor Zansberg, Digital Marketing Manager of the Durham Performing Arts Center and Myra Wooten, Director of Public Relations & Communications of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce walk you through Social Media Best Practices for Your Business. They will discuss some basic techniques to grow your company's social media platform and brand. 

Hosting Organization: Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

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Meet the Purchasers
May
1
7:30 AM07:30

Meet the Purchasers

Series Sponsors
CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex
Greene Resources
Progressive Business Solutions, Inc

New Opportunities to Grow Your Business

Meet directly with purchasing agents from large companies and government agencies, including Carolina Hurricanes, The City of Raleigh, LeChase Construction Services, Merz North America, NC Education Lottery, Town of Cary, Victra, and Wake Tech Community College, and find out how you can do business with them. You will receive a directory with contact information and have the chance to network with other attendees—bring marketing materials to share. Check back soon for more participating purchasers!

Questions?
Call 919.664.7036 or email Brianne Gill

Join the conversation on Twitter!
@raleighchamber
#ChamberMTP

Hosting Organization: Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

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Creating Awesome Presentations
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Creating Awesome Presentations

Canopy will present modern techniques for PowerPoint/Keynote presentations and other ways to strengthen your brand. If you have a business, you will find this free seminar worth your time. We promise it will be fun an energetic. Canopy is a premier graphic design company specializing in all aspects of creativity.

This session is presented by Canopy. Free for members.

Hosting Organization: Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

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