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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.


Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Technological advances have made it possible for small businesses to utilize systems and tap markets that once were only available to large businesses. This is a positive advancement. However, increased use of technology regarding business records, transactions and customer information can expose you to problems and threats. Understanding and recognizing the importance of information security is critical for continued business success. Learn how to identify potential threats and avoid pitfalls before they arise.
Speaker: Tony Hayden and Heather Dunston
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Technological advances have made it possible for small businesses to utilize systems and tap markets that once were only available to large businesses. This is a positive advancement. However, increased use of technology regarding business records, transactions and customer information can expose you to problems and threats. Understanding and recognizing the importance of information security is critical for continued business success. Learn how to identify potential threats and avoid pitfalls before they arise.
Speaker: Tony Hayden and Heather Dunston
Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Grant Writing is recommended before taking this seminar. Most nonprofits cannot exist from personal donations alone. Help your nonprofit reach its full potential as you learn more about the grant proposal and where to look for the provider that is right.
Speaker: Sam Gore
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
For small businesses and nonprofits that have thought about what social networks to use and are ready to take the next step, this session answers the question: "Where do you go from there?" Attendees will get a closer look at the popular social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. This session will teach the benefits of using each, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some do's and don'ts of each channel. They'll also get tips on how to tell if their social media activity is working.
Speaker: Melanie Diehl

Start-up Assistance

Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Have you ever thought of being your own boss and starting a small business? Perhaps you have another dream but your debt is out of control and preventing your dream from becoming a reality. Now is the time to learn how to “Be Free from Debt’s Hold…..” How would you like to pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, and loans? How would you like to know the exact month and year you could be out of debt, legally and without a tax liability? Now is the time to start living a better life; a life without debt. In this three-hour seminar, you will learn a simple yet effective method to start the process of making yourself debt free! You will also learn about the shams and “quick fixes” that should be avoided and how to properly and legally deal with creditors. Bring a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments and learn how to develop your own debt elimination plan that can be implemented immediately into your lifestyle. You will learn how to control debt, instead of allowing debt to control you! Before you apply for a business loan, consider making that next large purchase or accept a new credit card, take the time to attend this life-changing seminar. Bring a calculator! “The Worse Place You Can Ever Live Is Beyond Your Means!”
Speaker: Bob Moore
Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
An excellent credit score is now considered to be 740 points or higher. Should you have one credit card or four? Should you pay off your balances every month or carry a balance? Should you carry a credit card even though you have not used it in years? The answers to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan. Your credit score is also important in determining the interest rate of your loans, your insurance premiums and deposits required for phone and utility services. As of October 1, 2005, every adult in North Carolina has been able to receive a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus. Do you understand these reports and how to read them? In this three-hour seminar we will discuss the history of credit scoring, how to read a credit report and what factors are used in calculating your FICO or Beacon score. You will learn the legal tricks credit bureaus do not reveal on how to raise your score simply by the way you use your credit cards, treat inquiries, make your payments and carry balances. This seminar will also include information about the importance of maintaining good credit and the positive financial consequences it produces. Using several proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days. Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Bob Moore
Tuesday, April 25, 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
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3434 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518
Western Wake Tech Campus
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