WCC Taking Business Counseling to Community Locations

May 31, 2018

The Wayne Business and Industry Center’s Small Business Center is taking counseling closer to entrepreneurs and business people.

Dale Fey, the center’s director, provides one-on-one analysis, evaluation, and counseling to determine clients’ immediate needs and help them get on track to owning their own businesses or becoming more profitable.

Those services are now offered at community locations in addition to the Small Business Center on the Wayne Community College campus at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro.

Now through Aug. 15, Fey will be at the following locations to provide free, confidential business advice:
Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, 219 N. John St., Goldsboro – 8:30-10 a.m., first Monday of the month;
Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash St., Goldsboro – 3-5 p.m., third Monday of the month;
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 308 N. Williams St., Goldsboro – 8:30 am to noon, second Tuesday of the month;
Steele Memorial Library, 119 W. Main St., Mount Olive – 9 a.m.-noon, first Thursday of the month; and
Wayne County Public Library, 202 N. Goldsboro St., Fremont – 2-5:30 p.m., third Thursday of the month.

Clients are encouraged to register for counseling sessions at www.waynecc.edu/businessandindustry/small-business-center/ or by contacting Fey at (919) 739-6941 or sbc@waynecc.edu.

In addition to counseling, the Small Business Center provides seminars and access to business resources for exploring business ideas, starting a business, or expanding an existing business. The center offers assistance in such areas as business plans, licensing, taxes, federal and state government regulations, business ownership, loan and grant proposals, money sources, market research, cash flow projections, and business management.

The Small Business Center is a part of the North Carolina 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 around 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industries, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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