WCC Small Business Center Joins Coalition

April 08, 2021

Wayne Community College’s Small Business Center has joined the NC Small Business Coalition.

The coalition, spearheaded by the NC Rural Center, endeavors to identify and advance North Carolina-based policy solutions that support a more prosperous environment for small business and entrepreneurship.

Coalition partners endorse “North Carolina’s New Business Plan,” a policy agenda that was crafted by the Rural Center’s Small Business Policy Task Force, a bipartisan, statewide panel of small-business owners, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurship advocates. The plan is a set of state-specific policy recommendations addressing the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the following focus areas: funding, support, opportunity, and knowledge.

“By signing on as a member of the NC Small Business Coalition, we have voiced our support for a statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem that promotes: an equitable, level playing field for all entrepreneurs, greater access to funding and capital, increased resources equipping entrepreneurs with the knowledge to start a business, and the adequate supports needed for those launching and expanding a business,” said WCC Small Business Center Director Kimberly Gamlin.

Details about the coalition and a listing of its members can be found on the Rural Center’s website.

The Small Business Center is the component of the Wayne Business and Industry Center that is dedicated to entrepreneurial development. The Center, which is part of the North Carolina Small Business Center Network, provides one-on-one consulting services, resources, and free seminars. Learn about all Wayne Business and Industry Center services on the center’s website.

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.

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