Small Business Seminars in Your Community

This fall the Wayne Business and Industry Center’s Small Business Center will be taking several of its offerings on the road.

The packed schedule of seminars designed to prepare the business person to meet the challenges facing small businesses includes the public libraries in Mount Olive, Fremont, and Goldsboro as venues in addition to Wayne Community College (WCC).

The seminars are
Computer Basics for Small Business Owners – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, Wayne County Public Library (WCPL), Goldsboro;
Financial Management for AgriBusiness – 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Aug. 12, Walnut 104 at WCC;
How to Write a Business Plan – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, WCPL, Goldsboro;
Why Successful Businesses ARE Successful – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, Walnut 101 at WCC;
How to Start a Business – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, Steele Memorial Library, Mount Olive;
Doing Business with the Federal Government – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, Walnut 101 at WCC;
Fueling Your Business – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, WCPL, Fremont;
Introduction to Grant Writing – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, WCPL, Goldsboro;
How to Start a Non-Profit Business – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, Walnut 101 at WCC;
Computer Basics for Small Business Owners – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, WCPL, Goldsboro;
Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, WCPL, Goldsboro;
Fueling Your Business – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, Steele Memorial Library, Mount Olive;
How to Write a Business Plan – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, Walnut 101 at WCC;
15 Common Mistakes That Will Undermine Any Business – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.19, WCPL, Goldsboro;
How to Start a Business – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, Walnut 101 at WCC;
Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, WCPL, Fremont; and
Fueling Your Business – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, WCPL, Goldsboro.

There is no charge for any of these seminars.

Descriptions of these seminars and other center offerings, including its Fall Leadership Series, can be found at www.wayneworksnc.com.

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

In addition to offering seminars, the Small Business Center provides access to business resources and one-on-one counseling for exploring business ideas, starting a business, or expanding an existing business. For assistance with business plans, licensing, taxes, federal and state government regulations, business ownership, loan and grant proposals, money sources, market research, cash flow projections, or business management, contact the center’s director, Charles Gaylor IV, at (919) 739-6941 or cpgaylor@waynecc.edu.

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

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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