Small Business Center Offers Free Seminars

January 06, 2017

Wayne Community College’s Small Business Center has created a full schedule of no-cost seminars for aspiring or continuing entrepreneurs.

The seminars are:
• Boots 2 Business – 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-11, March 7-8, and May 2-3, Wayne WORKS;
• How to Start a Non-Profit Business – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, Walnut 101;
• Creating a Board that Is On Board – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, Walnut 101;
• Doing the 501(c)(3) Thing – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, Walnut 101;
• Your Small Business Taxes* – 6-9 p.m., Thursday Jan. 26, Walnut 101;
• Intro to Grant Writing for Nonprofits – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, Walnut 101;
• Nonprofit Claims for Refund – 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, Wayne County Public Library (WCPL);
• How to Start a Business* – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, Walnut 104;
• How to Write a Business Plan* – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, Walnut 101;
• How to Start a Home-Based Business – 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, WCPL;
• How to Start a Home-Based Child Care Business Part I – 2-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, Walnut 101;
• How to Start a Home-Based Child Care Business Part II – 2-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Walnut 101;
• Financing Your Business* – 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, WCPL;
• Basics of Bookkeeping* – 6-9 p.m., Thursday, March 16, Walnut 101;
• NC Department of Revenue Business Essentials – 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, WCPL;
• How to Find Your Customers * – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, Walnut 101;
• Inexpensive and Creative Ways to Market Your Business * – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, Walnut 101;
• Setting Up Google Tools for Your Business – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 Walnut 101;
• How to Do Business with the Federal Government – 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, Wayne WORKS;
• Credit 101: Raise Your Credit Score – 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, Walnut 101; and
• HR 101: Hiring for Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, Walnut 101.

The seminar locations are all in Goldsboro: Walnut Building on the college’s main campus at 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr., Wayne WORKS at 210 Dixie Trail, and Wayne County Public Library at 1001 E. Ash St.

Participants who attend five of the seven seminars marked with an asterisk will receive an Entrepreneurship Certificate issued by the Small Business Center.

There is no charge for any of these seminars.

Descriptions of these seminars and other center offerings can be found at www.wayneworksnc.com.

Pre-registration is recommended. To sign up, go to www.ncsbc.net, click on “Contact your Local SBC,” select “Wayne County,” choose an event, and click “Register.” Participants also may contact Linda Berard at (919) 739-6940 or lrberard@waynecc.edu.

Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs. Anyone who anticipates needing accommodation or has questions about access should contact Mrs. Berard at (919) 739-6940.

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.

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 14,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs.

Wayne Community College’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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