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Small Business Center Providing Free Fall Seminars

July 23, 2021

The Wayne Business and Industry Center’s Small Business Center has scheduled 20 no-cost seminars for aspiring and continuing entrepreneurs over the next few months.

The seminars are:
* ABCs of Starting a Small Business on a Limited Budget – 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Aug. 24, Zoom;
* Finding Your Customer and Creating a Marketing Plan – 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Aug. 31, Zoom;
* Dynamite Marketing for Small Businesses – 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Sept. 7, Zoom;
* Financing Your Small Business – 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Sept. 14, Zoom;
* Creating a Winning Business Plan – 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Sept. 21, Zoom;
* How to Start a Successful Small Business in NC (in English) – 6-9 p.m., Sept. 23, Walnut 101;
* How to Start a Successful Small Business in NC (in Spanish) – 6-9 p.m., Sept. 30, Walnut 101;
* Bookkeeping Essentials – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 6, Webex;
* Small Business Websites and Blogs – 1-3 p.m., Oct. 19, Webex;
* Quickbooks for Beginners – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 20, Webex;
* How to Finance Your Small Business – 6-9 p.m., Oct. 26, Walnut 101;
* Grant Writing for Non-Profits – 6-8 p.m., Nov. 2, Walnut 101;
* Growing Your Business: Hiring an Employee – 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nov. 16, Webex;
* Sales and Use Tax (in Spanish) – 3-5 p.m., Nov. 30, Webex; and
* Introduction to Federal Contracting – 3-4:30 p.m., Dec. 8, Walnut 101.

The “Boots to Business” seminar helps military personnel and veterans start small businesses. These seminars are open to active duty military, veterans, and military dependents only. They will be offered via Webex, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 2-3, Sept. 13-14, Oct. 4-5, Nov. 1-2, and Dec. 6-7.

There is no charge for these seminars.

The link for Zoom and Webex seminars will be emailed to the participants after the registration process is complete.

Those listed as occurring in Walnut 101 will be held in Room 101 of the Walnut Building on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

Get descriptions and sign up for these seminars on the North Carolina Small Business Center Network website.

Participants also may call 919-739-6941 for more information or assistance with registration.

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, email or call (919-739-6941) the center’s director, Kimberly Gamlin.

The Small Business Center is part of NC’s dynamic Small Business Center Network and 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 more than 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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