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Wayne Community College Small Business Center
210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC

Phone: 919-739-6940
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Our Small Business Center is a component of the Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College and a member of the North Carolina Small Business Center Network.

The Small Business Center  provides one-on-one counseling for exploring business ideas, starting a business, or expanding an existing business.  For assistance with writing a business plan, licensing, taxes, federal and state government regulations, business ownership, preparing loan and grant proposals, locating money sources (including grants), researching markets, developing cash flow projections, or managing a business, contact our office. We offer free seminars and a business resource library.

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Monday, May 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Annette Dunlap

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, May 03
Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The sessions include steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. ***THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN ONLY TO ACTIVE DUTY, THEIR DEPENDENTS, AND VETERANS OF THE US MILITARY.***
Speaker: Debbie Hathaway, SBTDC; Briles Johnson, NCMBC; Patrick Rodriguez, SBA; Kevin Miller, VBOC
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A major factor in securing capital for a business is the owner’s personal credit score. A low credit score will hinder your chances of securing the financing you need. In this seminar, you will learn what lenders look for when determining credit strength, what the different types of credit are, and how to begin the steps to increasing your credit score. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their most recent credit score to the session.
Speaker: Robert Ivey
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? How do I choose the right legal entity? Do I need a business plan? What are the requirements to operate a small business? Where can I get money? Who are grants for? These are all great questions, and this seminar will get you started toward finding the answers. Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina.
Speaker: Melissa Rivera Terrell
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations, and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Charles Gaylor IV
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects three to five years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. In this seminar we will discuss the sections of a business plan, how to generate the contents of each section, and many of the resources that are available to assist you.
Speaker: Charles Gaylor IV

Managing Employees

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Businesses are learning the importance of hiring the right employee for the right job the first time. For the small business owner, this practice becomes even more important, especially as a means to keep costs under control. This seminar will detail current hiring laws, illegal interview questions and discuss Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations along with other practices and tips to take the guesswork out of hiring the right employee for any company.
Speaker: Nicole Brown
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PO Box 8002
210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
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