City of Raleigh Office of Economic Development Celebrates National Small Business Week

News posted Apr. 04, 2018 - 5:00 pm

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the City of Raleigh Office of Economic Development is co-sponsoring three events to inspire local small business owners. National Small Business Week runs from April 29 through May 5.

Connect Raleigh Lecture

The event will feature Jason Mayden, former design executive for Nike and current CEO and co-founder of Super Heroic, Inc. Mr. Mayden will share his experience working for a Fortune 500 company and what he has learned from starting his own business. Following the lecture will be a panel discussion with local business owners and a reception with light refreshments.

Date: April 30
Time: 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury St.

Hosted by the City of Raleigh and co-sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce with a panel discussion sponsored by the Wake Tech Small Business Center. More information on the Connect Raleigh Lecture.

Meet the Lenders

The City of Raleigh is partnering with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce to host an event designed to connect small business owners with local lenders. The event, “Meet the Lenders” will help local business owners find the necessary capital to grow their business. Participants will gain an understanding of what lenders are looking for when evaluating small business loan applications, understand what non-traditional funding sources may be available and participate in a question-and-answer session with lenders.

Date: May 2
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 800 S Salisbury St.

Hosted by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh with a panel discussion sponsored by Carolina Small Business Development Fund, SBA, Self Help Credit Union and Wells Fargo. Seats are limited, register today!

Sharpen Your Skills-Practice Your Pitch

The City of Raleigh is partnering with the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina to help entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to investors. This workshop, “Sharpen Your Skills: Practice Your Pitch,” will provide entrepreneurs with tips and techniques to promote their business. Judges and coaches will be available to help business owners present their pitch!

Date: May 4
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: North Carolina Rural Center, 4021 Carya Dr.

Hosted by the North Carolina Rural Center and co-sponsored by the City of Raleigh and Women’s Business Center of North Carolina.

Register to Practice Your Pitch!

For more information, contact

  • Tiffany Hall McNeill, MPA, Business Retention & Expansion Manager, 919-996-2596
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