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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:


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

 

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Events

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

Northern Wake Tech SBC seminars:  Building E, Room 235.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
There is a tremendous interest coming from our communities of wanting to know how to form a nonprofit business. Careful consideration should be given to this quest and much attention needs to be given to the proper steps to take. Failure to do so could result in with serious consequences for individuals as well as becoming detrimental to the original cause for which the non-profit was designed. If you are considering stating a non-profit business, please plan to attend this very informative seminar. Participants will discover: • Basics on what a non-profit business is • Refine the definition of a non-profit • Issues to consider before starting a non-profit • Key steps in forming a non-profit • Forms and Documents needed to be filed • What takes place at the first board meeting • Do you need an attorney?
Speaker: Sam Gore
Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Like mining for precious gems, it helps to know where to dig. The Triangle is rich with resources for entrepreneurs. You just need to know where to look! This session will provide information on all of the free and economically priced resources you can use to start and grow a business.
Speaker: Katie Gailes, Director Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM
In this interactive seminar Brother Bedford shows Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners How to turn Their Knowledge, Experience, Expertise and Passion Into a 6 Figure Online Income. Objectives: To Simplify The Processes and Business Models that Generate 6 & 7 Figures Online.
Speaker: Brother Bedford
Saturday, October 07, 2017 11:20 AM to 12:20 AM
It is a known fact that developing quality relationships is an essential element of building and sustaining a successful business. Unfortunately, if you are not careful, those same relationships can be the primary cause of your business’ demise. Learn the common mistakes that business owners make while networking and building collaborations which can be detrimental to their business and brand. Also, discover 3 keys to building quality and lasting relationships that will not only help your business to grow but will also sustain it for years to come. Objectives: By the end of this session attendees will be able to: • Understand the importance of building strong collaborative relationships. • Identify the key factors of relationship building. • Define the 6 main types of relationships and the role that each play in your life and business. • Understand the importance of developing strong lasting relationships as it relates to sustainability of business. • Identify common mistakes of networking and how each can deter you from obtaining optimal success. • Identify 3 key elements using Dr. Tiffany’s POWER Principle™ which can help you improve your ability to network effectively and avoid common pitfalls.
Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Lowe-Payne (Dr. Tiffany)
Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Attracting the right client is not as easy as it may seem. Neither is converting potential clients and increasing profits. Creating a sustainable business model is vital to the success of your company. In this session we will learn five key strategies to develop and sustain a profitable business. Key Objectives: To help you successfully implement proven strategies that will grow your company whether you're in the start-up stage of business or 20 years plus. In this session, Felicia Phillips will cover strategy, client attraction, client retention, positioning and value added services to help you create a global business model.
Speaker: Felicia Phillips
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
For those with a desire to take their SEO effort to the next level, there are a variety of advanced techniques that can increase a website's online exposure and rankings. This program dives into the more technical and advanced tactics. A solid understanding of HTML is required for this training. Topics covered include: • User experience enhancement • Leveraging your robots.txt file • Landing page optimization • A/B Testing
Speaker: Paul Kaufman
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
LinkedIn is famous for connecting professionals all over the world. Many people associate it with finding new positions and advancing one’s career, but LinkedIn can also be a valuable space for expanding the network for many types of businesses. Chances are when people are looking to buy products/services, they might just stumble upon your profile. A good description of what kind of services/products you provide might just help you rope in few leads. In this seminar you will learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to market yourself and your business.
Speaker: Melanie Diehl
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Location

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