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Wake Technical Community College
3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518

Phone: 919-335-1007
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Welcome to the Small Business Center at Wake Technical Community College


The Wake Tech Small Business Center is a state-funded organization which is part of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (
SBCN). The SBC provides small business owners with information they need for starting or expanding a small business through confidential, one-on-one counseling along with various seminars, workshops, classes, and a Resource Center at zero or minimal cost to the participant.


Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

For more information, please contact:

Theresa Peaden, Director (919)335-1007 trpeaden@waketech.edu


Chris Roix, Operations Assistant (919)335-1019 caroix@waketech.edu

Note:  The Small Business Center will close for the holidays.  Schedules may vary from college to college, but please anticipate that many college Small Business Centers will be closed beginning December 16, 2016 through January 3, 2017.  If you have submitted a request for counseling, please be aware that you will  most likely be contacted during the week of January 3rd, unless a different local schedule applies.  We thank you for contacting the Small Business Center and look forward to serving you in the New Year. 

 

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Events

For a complete list of seminars offered at Wake Tech's Small Business Center Click Here

NOTE: New building and room location for Northern Wake Tech SBC seminars:  Building E, Room 235.


Start-up Assistance

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Don't make insuring your business an afterthought — be prepared! This session will help you understand where your particular business may be at risk through claims, lawsuits, and adverse pricing. Discussion will include the purpose of General Liability, Umbrella Policies, Business Auto, Bonding, Worker's Compensation, Business Interruption Coverage, Inland Marine, Loss of Rents, and Property and Casualty coverage. Q & A will be part of the event.
Speaker: Heather Dunston
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you need to make more money, save time, and reduce stress in running your own business? In this seminar you will get a better understanding of the key components that have the biggest impact to creating and maintaining a profitable business. If you are an entrepreneur and you are not making the profits that you want and need in the business, don't fully understand the numbers in running your business, and are wishing you could get a better handle on the finances in order to spend more time with your family, come learn the secrets to financial success. Find out what many real-life entrepreneurs learned the hard and expensive way, with easy-to-understand solutions. This seminar will cover how to: • Separate personal and business finances, to avoid IRS penalties and expensive CPA fees. • Predict financial success for products and service offerings • Avoid the shoebox of receipts • Make your drive for business worth it • Collect money to stay in business • Create a realistic budget and not go broke over monthly and yearly financial obligations • Set-up Pay Day the right way
Speaker: Sylvia Inks
Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you need to make more money, save time, and reduce stress in running your own business? In this seminar you will get a better understanding of the key components that have the biggest impact to creating and maintaining a profitable business. If you are an entrepreneur and you are not making the profits that you want and need in the business, don't fully understand the numbers in running your business, and are wishing you could get a better handle on the finances in order to spend more time with your family, come learn the secrets to financial success. Find out what many real-life entrepreneurs learned the hard and expensive way, with easy-to-understand solutions. This seminar will cover how to: • Separate personal and business finances, to avoid IRS penalties and expensive CPA fees. • Predict financial success for products and service offerings • Avoid the shoebox of receipts • Make your drive for business worth it • Collect money to stay in business • Create a realistic budget and not go broke over monthly and yearly financial obligations • Set-up Pay Day the right way
Speaker: Sylvia Inks
Friday, May 05, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Do you need to make more money, save time, and reduce stress in running your own business? In this seminar you will get a better understanding of the key components that have the biggest impact to creating and maintaining a profitable business. If you are an entrepreneur and you are not making the profits that you want and need in the business, don't fully understand the numbers in running your business, and are wishing you could get a better handle on the finances in order to spend more time with your family, come learn the secrets to financial success. Find out what many real-life entrepreneurs learned the hard and expensive way, with easy-to-understand solutions. This seminar will cover how to: • Separate personal and business finances, to avoid IRS penalties and expensive CPA fees. • Predict financial success for products and service offerings • Avoid the shoebox of receipts • Make your drive for business worth it • Collect money to stay in business • Create a realistic budget and not go broke over monthly and yearly financial obligations • Set-up Pay Day the right way
Speaker: Sylvia Inks
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Nothing beats locally brewed for a unique flavorful concoction and the thirst is still alive! The number of craft breweries in North Carolina has grown from 45 in 2010 to more than 200 today. It is projected that 50 breweries will open in 2017 and beyond. If craft beer is your passion, join us for this session led by one of the legal authorities on establishing craft breweries and get a jump start on: • Estimating common start-up expenses • Preparing for capital needs • Determining infrastructure requirements • Zoning, permitting, and regulatory issues • Protecting intellectual property • Sizing up a location • Creating a start-up list of items needed • Learning about the latest proposed bills and legislation affecting brewers Win a scholarship for the Craft Brewing Part III: Starting a Brewery class at Wake Tech! The Wake Tech-Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship will award 2 scholarships at the seminar.
Speaker: Derek Allen

Business Basics

Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Jess McLamb

Financing

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
This seminar for aspiring entrepreneurs offers an overview of financing for a new or existing business. Outside funding options, including commercial bank loans, SBA-backed loans, and sources of equity capital such as angel investors and venture capitalists, will be covered.
Speaker: Melissa Terrill
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Location

3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518
Western Wake Tech Campus
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