Our program focuses on the key principles of Entrepreneurship. Our goal is to instill an Entrepreneurial Vision and Desire, which will provide members with the ability to recognize opportunities, make informed decisions and have their dream become a reality.
We provide the essential knowledge and skills to enable budding entrepreneurs to grow their business and successfully establish their new venture.
Throughout the year, students participate in various activities that provide real-world exposure to the day-to-day operations of American businesses.
CVCC’s Emerging Entrepreneur Club Meeting will be on October 18, 2012.
Location: CVCC west wing 124
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Contact Adel Wilks, ext. 4112 for more information.
CVCC’s Small Business Center, Emerging Entrepreneur’s Club and Manufacturing Solutions Center are co-sponsoring a monthly Entrepreneur Speaker series on Thurs., Oct. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on CVCC’s East Campus. Alan Jackson, CEO will be the guest speaker. Contact Adel Wilks, ext. 4112 for more information.
- The Jackson Group http://thejacksongroup.com/
- CVCC Small Business Center http://sbc.cvcc.edu
- Manufacturing Solutions Center http://www.manufacturingsolutionscenter.org/
Meet Andrew Harren, one of the 9 Edison Project finalists. Learn more about his Flip Frame Media business proposal at the public presentation Oct. 1, 2012 from 4-6pm at the SALT Block Auditorium. SALT Block Auditorium is located on 243 Third Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Find it on Google Maps.
Presented by CVCC’s Small Business Center and the
Emerging Entrepreneur’s Club
Thursday September 6th — 6 PM to 7:30 PM
CVCC Dunbar (CAD) Building, Room 582
Featured Speaker: Shane Cooper, CEO of DeFeet International,
North Carolina Business Magazine’s Small Business of the Year
Cooper is founder of DeFeet International, the world’s leading brand of cycling sock. Under Cooper’s leadership, DeFeet has expanded to provide world class products to the running, skiing, golf, and outdoor markets. His experience with DeFeet includes rebuilding the company after a devastating fire, and a continual focus on quality, innovation, and cutting-edge style.
Registration and Networking — 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Program — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NO-COST to attend, but pre-registration required.
Contact the Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117
to register or for more information.
Contrary to what you may believe, banks Are lending. But not to everyone who asks. You can increase your odds of success with your business loan request simply by understanding how the banker views your request. Byron Hicks, former commercial lender for two regional NC banks, will share an insider’s perspective on understanding and communicating your financial need, building your loan package, preparing for your meeting with the banker, and risk assessment from the lender’s perspective.
For more information, contact Gary Muller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE, is an international organization devoted to teaching others about the free enterprise system. Each spring, SIFE teams across the country convene in regional competitions, delivering project presentations before a panel of distinguished business executives. 2012 marks the twenty-first year CVCC SIFE has engaged in competition. This year’s team members are Tim Abernethy, Roberta Handlin, Joann Testerman, and Katherine Yang. Out of approximately 350 SIFE teams competing nationwide, only twenty-eight are from community colleges, so please cheer for our team as they try to “beat the odds” against major universities such as Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Georgia Tech at the SIFE Regional Competition in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2!
For more information regarding Students In Free Enterprise, please see www.sifeusa.org.
Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week, guest panelists included Shane Cooper, founder and chief executive officer of DeFeet International; David Washco, founder of GoPriceDrive.com and ’11 Edison Prize Winner; Scott Millar, president of the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation; Danny Hearn, president of the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, president of CVCC.
We were very pleased with the response to our first event. We had over 30 people present business ideas, which were evaluated and a group of 16 were asked to make a 3-5 minute elevator pitch to our business faculty. The faculty panel selected the finalists as well as our Faculty Champion and a Youth Champion.
On April 20th, the finalists made a presentation to a panel of key business leaders in our community. We had 7 student finalists, who made presentations and answered questions fron our panel. All of our finalists made outstanding presentations and we believe will be successful in starting their proposed businesses.
The competition was very strong and the final results were very close.
Our first CVCC Shark Tank champion is Kim Kelley and her Edible Landscaping business. Kim was presented with a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship to CVCC.
Our first runner-up was Kristen Bearfield of KB Photography. Kristen was presented with a plaque and a $700 scholarship.
Our second runner-up was Karen Cooper of Monumental Floral. Karen was presented with a plaque and a $300 scholarship.
Our scholarships were made possible by the sponsorship of our Shark Tank by Peoples Bank. The scholarships were presened by Tony Wolfe, president of Peoples Bank.
2011 School Year Upcoming Activities
– Club Sponsored Business Presentations & Meetings
- Feb 7th - Financial Forecasting of a Business
- April 7th – BLT Speaker – Clyde Parker
- CVCC’s “Shark Tank” Competition
- CVCC & Community Promotion
– New Student Center Grand Opening on February 15th
- Key Chains Giveaway
– Banners & T Shirts
- Club Website – CVEEC.com
– Business Directory
– National Entrepreneurship Week February 19-26, 2011
- Speakers Forum
– “Students in Free Enterprise” activity in April
– Possible Field Trip to Washington in May 2011