BUILD Class Registration

Registration for 2024 classes is now open!

PNC Center for Financial Education Workshop – How Businesses Use Credit

In this workshop, small business owners will learn about different types of credit available such as lines of credit, credit cards and term loans, as well financing options from the Small Business Administration.

FREE

Tuesday, February 20 from 6 – 8pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

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Master Class – Networking for Entrepreneurs

Join us for this “lunch and learn” style Master Class to learn more about best practices for strategically networking as an entrepreneur.

FREE

Friday, February 23 from 11am – 1:30pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

Facilitator: Evelyn Stokes

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Master Class – Sales Strategy

This Master Class provides additional information on sales strategy and is designed for established entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale their business.

FREE

Monday, February 26 from 6 – 8pm, virtually via Zoom

Facilitator: Brandi Taylor

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CO.STARTERS – March 2024

Co.Starters is a 10-week business development course for dreamers. This course provides the educational resources needed to turn an idea into a thriving and sustainable small business. Co.Starters is perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs or established entrepreneurs looking to launch a new product or business idea.

$250 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect!

This course will meet weekly on Tuesdays from March 12 – May 14, virtually via Zoom from 6 – 9pm.

Facilitator: Lawrielle West

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Master Class – Mental Health and Wellness for Entrepreneurs

This Master Class provides education and resources for those looking for additional support in their mental health and wellness as busy entrepreneurs.

FREE

Thursday, March 28 from 6 – 8pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

Facilitator: Candace Cox

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Co.Starters April 2024

Co.Starters is a 10-week business development course for dreamers. This course provides the educational resources needed to turn an idea into a thriving and sustainable small business. Co.Starters is perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs or established entrepreneurs looking to launch a new product or business idea.

$250 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect!

This course will meet weekly on Saturdays from April 6 – June 8, virtually via Zoom from 10am – 1pm. The last session on June 8th will be an in-person graduation ceremony at BUILD Institute.

Facilitator: Christa Stephens

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PNC Center for Financial Education Workshop – Financial Emergencies

In this workshop, small business owners will learn about types of financial emergencies that can occur and how these emergencies can impact their businesses. They will learn strategies they can use to protect themselves from financial emergencies before they occur as well as how to prepare for financial emergencies by creating a personalized financial plan.

FREE

Wednesday, April 17 from 6 – 8pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

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BUILD Master Class – Branding

This Master Class provides additional information on how to leverage branding to grow and scale your small business.

FREE

Monday, April 22 from 6 – 8pm, virtually via Zoom

Facilitator: Jordette Applewhite

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BUILD Basics May 2024

Build Basics is our core 8-week business and project planning course. This course provides educational resources for all the basics of starting and running your own business, including but not limited to licensing, financial literacy, and market research. Build Basics is perfect for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

$350 or less: Income-based fee scale in effect!

This course will meet weekly on Thursdays from May 9 – June 27, virtually via Zoom from 6 – 8:30pm. The last session on June 27th will be an in-person graduation ceremony at BUILD Institute.

Facilitator: Jordette Applewhite

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BUILD Master Class – Social Media Marketing

This Master Class provides additional information on how to leverage social media marketing to grow and scale your small business.

FREE

Wednesday, May 22 from 6 – 8pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

Facilitator: Lawrielle West

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PNC Center for Financial Education Workshop – Financial Statements

In this workshop, small business owners will learn the three most important financial documents: balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow reports.

FREE

Tuesday, June 4 from 6 – 8pm, in-person at BUILD Institute

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BUILD Master Class – Content Creation

This Master Class provides additional information on how to leverage content creation to grow and scale your small business.

FREE

Tuesday, June 11 from 6 – 8pm, virtually via Zoom

Facilitator: Lawrielle West

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Meet Our Facilitators

Our facilitators are local entrepreneurs who have followed various paths and define success differently. Learn about each of our unique facilitators!

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