Learn about Business Certifications

The Wayne Business and Industry Center will offer the free seminar “Should My Business Be Certified?” 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30 in Room 101 of the Walnut Building on Wayne Community College’s main campus in Goldsboro.

Unlike permits and licenses, businesses do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, certifications can make a business more competitive and position it to take advantage of opportunities such as government contracts.

This session, provided by the Women’s Business Center, will discuss the various government and private entities that provide certifications for small, woman-owned, minority-owned, and disadvantaged status businesses, who qualifies, how to start, and which are right for participants’ businesses.

To pre-register, go to www.ncsbc.net, click on “Contact your Local SBC,” select “Wayne County,” choose the appropriate event, and click “Register.” You also may call (919) 739-6940. Participants are asked to complete and bring to the seminar the registration form found under the “Small Business Center” heading at www.wayneworksnc.com.

The Center encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs. Anyone who anticipates needing accommodation or has questions about access should contact Linda Berard at (919) 739-6940 or lrberard@waynecc.edu.

The Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College offers “on time” and “on target” training, counseling, education, and technical services to business and industry in Wayne County. WBIC involves all levels of business and professional organizations in the local community through four main avenues: the WORKS Initiative, Small Business Center, Military Business Center, and Customized Training Program.