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April 4, 2013
Venture Knowledge Series

Details: The topic covered will be public relations. Please register your attendance by 2:00 p.m. the day prior by sending your contact information to Carolyn Smith (carolyn.smith@ventu…

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April 16, 2013
Robotics startup ARiCON opens in Ventureprise

Robotics startup ARiCON aims to change the way commercial buildings are built and it's taking its first step by setting up shop in Charlotte business incubator Ventureprise.

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“I would highly recommend Ventureprise to any small business looking for help with their accounting systems. Holly was extremely helpful in cleaning up our Quickbooks, creating company specific policies and procedures, and training our new team members.”

- Kevin Bilderback, President/CEO, bluedot medical, inc.

Business Advisory

Support Services

One of the most valuable assets to locating your business in the Ben Craig Center Incubator and Accelerator are the valuable advisory services and programs that become available to you.  From mentoring to accounting and technical assistance, the Ben Craig Center exists to help entrepreneurs build successful enterprises.  In addition to office space, tenant companies receive:

  • Support from Ventureprise staff, including mentoring,  networking, business plan review, and introduction to sources of capital
  • Access to tech commercialization resources at UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte Research Institute

Accounting Services

Ventureprise Accounting Advisory Service are available for a fee to tenant companies of the Ben Craig Center, as well as a small number of companies designated as “non-tenant affiliates”. The service helps owners build profitable, sustainable businesses by providing an affordable, turn-key accounting solution that provides the financial information required for long-term success.

- Eligibility

Ben Craig Center client tenants and for-profit companies with revenue between $250,000 and $1,500,000, located in Cabarrus, Gaston, or Mecklenburg counties.

Most business types qualify excluding retail, healthcare, and professional services.

- Services

The Needs Assessment is an initial evaluation of your accounting system capabilities designed to diagnose shortcomings and define a required work plan.

Services in the initial months typically include process design, policy and procedure implementation, and accounting system acquisition and set-up.

Services often include clean-up of existing records.

Ongoing services typically include:

  • Full-service bookkeeping
  • Budget creation
  • Monthly financial statement preparation
  • Cash flow forecasts

Regular meetings with the business owner provide guidance and training designed to enable self-sufficiency.

Accounting Advisory Services do not compete with the company’s CPA or tax accountant, but assist them by providing the timely, accurate financial information they need to do their valuable work.  The objective by the end of our engagement is to enable the client company to maintain the accounting systems supported by an accounting firm.

- Fees

Estimated fees are determined after the completion of your Needs Assessment. Clients commit to a minimum six month engagement with the option to continue for a total of 18 months. Fees are billed and payable monthly. Typical client engagements range from $400 to $1,500 per month

- Get Started

Begin the dialogue with a 15 minute telephone consultation with our Accounting Services Director who will help you decide if our services meet your needs. Contact Robert Aldrich at 704 548-9113 or VIA EMAIL.

Engage our team to complete a Needs Assessment ($300 value), free to qualified companies.