Free Seminar Offers Tips for Successful New Business Ownership

Record-high unemployment over the past few years has left many Cabarrus County job-seekers seeking alternative income sources. More and more individuals are beginning to open their own businesses.

However, a recent trend has identified the rapid opening and closing of many new businesses around Cabarrus County. To respond to this common concern, members of the Cabarrus Council for a Sustainable Local Economy are offering a free seminar “So You Want to Start a Business?”

This seminar will provide a comprehensive business startup guide to address developing a business plan, legal structure options, funding strategies, as well as training and support resources. Participants can speak with successful local business owners, small business consultants, governmental officials, Chamber of Commerce and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center representatives about owning a business.

 "So You Want to Start a Business?” seminars will be held:

  •  October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Town Hall. Speakers: Warren Williams of The Nelson Group, Sylvia Simpson of The Inn at Mount Pleasant, Whit Moose Jr. of Moose Pharmacy, and owner of Buddy’s Restaurant.
  • October 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Midland Town Hall. Speakers: Warren Williams of The Nelson Group, Jillene Emerich of Blue Baboons Fun Time Events, Jimmy Little  of Riverbend Farm, and Phil Carter of Metrolina Mulch and Premium Landscape Products.
  • February/March, TBA –Harrisburg, Kannapolis and Concord


To reserve a seat at the seminar, please call 704-216-3941.


TheCabarrus Council for a Sustainable Local Economy is comprised of 21 community members who are charged with examining “leakage” in the local economy and recommending growth in those areas. The Council also is charged with evaluating the County government to determine how to further help local business and recommend changes to the Board of County Commissioners.