Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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CPCC Small Business Center  

Biz Briefing: Work-From-Home Tech Setup, Tips & Tools 

For most business leaders, you run the business, and leave IT to the professionals. In this new Work-from-Home (WFH) reality, you may now be your own IT professional. You want the best tools for your situation – and at the best price. This Biz Briefing will give you an overview of time-tested management tools and equipment for successfully managing work in a home-office environment.

This session on Thursday, April 2, we welcome Paul Blanchette, of NerdsToGo and Karla Shields, of Central Piedmont's Computer Technology Institute, to share tips and tactics about telework policies and management of remote workers.

Paul Blanchette is the owner of NerdsToGo - Charlotte, a full-service technology services company providing IT solutions and computer repair services to business and residential customers in Matthews, Mint Hill, and Charlotte areas. Paul is an accomplished business owner with 25+ years in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. Paul recently completed his tenure as Chair of the Servant Leadership Team at St. Luke's Church and is active in the small business community. He is most proud of his two sons, giving all the credit to his wife Kate and he believes strongly in giving back to his community by sharing his time and talents.

Karla Shields is an IT Workforce Development Leader at Central Piedmont Community College. She received her B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University and went immediatealy into the IT field, working as an IT Support Specialist focusing on implementing solid solutions for law firms and setting up data communications systems.

Her expertise includes identifying organizational needs, building strategic initiatives to address skills gaps, and delivering the talent required to achieve business success. She implemented the REACH IT scholarship initiative designed to bolster the competitiveness of the American worker through advanced IT training.

Biz Briefing, twice-weekly online presentations of regional business experts answering your questions with up-to-the-minute information. Brought to you by CPCC Small Business Center and the Matthews Chamber of Commerce.

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