The Wayne Business and Industry Center’s Small Business Center has scheduled two virtual seminars next week designed to help businesses succeed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martin Brossman, a success coach and marketing consultant, will present both seminars. They will be conducted via Webex video conferencing and are free of charge.
“Positioning Your Business for Post Pandemic Success” will be held noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. Brossman will address how to plan, prepare, and execute the reopening of businesses in the new reality. He will discuss how to minimize liability risk, make customers feel safe, effectively market the business, and keep costs down.
“Low-cost Touch-free Ways to Sell Your Products Online and Ramp Up Your Marketing” is set for 6-7:30 p.m. on June 25. Businesses must create touch-free ways to buy their products, and they must be shoppable virtually, according to Brossman. This seminar will look at ground and web approaches.
Brossman is an authority on social technology, reputation enhancement, and professional development. He is a dynamic trainer known for his insight and humor.
He is the director of Martin Brossman and Associates located in Raleigh, and teaches for the NC State University Office of Professional Development Technology Training as well as North Carolina community college small business centers and chambers of commerce throughout the state.
To sign up, go to the NC Small Business Center Network website, click the “Training” button, select “Wayne Community College Small Business Center,” choose “All” then “Search” to see the list of seminars, select the ones you wish to attend, and click “Register.” The links for the presentations will be sent out on the days of the events.
In addition to offering seminars, the Small Business Center provides access to 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, Kimberly Gamlin at 919-739-6941.
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, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.