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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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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, January 10
Veterans and military personnel returning from active duty are wonderfully over-represented in entrepreneurship. One in seven veterans is either self-employed or already a small business owner. Roughly one quarter of transitioning service members are interested in starting or buying their own business. One of our most important roles is supporting those men and women who have returned home from active duty, and are looking to start a small business. We offer a variety of programs and services specifically designed to do just that. ***THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN ONLY TO ACTIVE DUTY, THEIR DEPENDENTS AND VETERANS OF THE US MILITARY.***
Speaker: Various
Monday, January 22, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Discover eight different ways to reach out to various customer groups. Explore the possibilities of print, broadcast, social media, web site, and telemarketing, appointment setting and face to face to successfully reach all the customer groups. Tips and strategies to make major positive results for every business.
Speaker: Steve Carver

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, December 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: Patricia Killette
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you a beginning grant writer or fundraiser? Are you interested in picking up some pointers to improve your grant applications? In this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of the grant-writing process, examine all elements of a grant application, and have the opportunity to review real grant applications. In addition, you will learn how to “hunt for funders” and “mine” data to justify funding your concept.
Speaker: Dorothy Moore

Business Basics

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 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: Trudy Lynn

Managing a Business

Monday, January 08, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Some of the greatest drains on productivity occur when time is spent on insignificant tasks or trying to figure out what to do. Also, experts estimate that eighty-percent of meeting time is wasted on non-relevant topics. This seminar will expose small business owners to methods of recognizing time wasters and making better use of the time that they have available. Time pressures can often result in considerable stress, too - - - both physical and mental; and it can affect the performance of employees and associates also. Participants will also learn methods of handling and reducing stress.
Speaker: Ed Orsby

Tax Planning

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bylaws are a legal document outlining the self-imposed rules that will regulate an organization's own actions. Since it is a required element when forming a corporation, bylaws are a form of agreement or contract between the corporation and its owners to conduct itself in a certain manner. In the past, organizations often had bylaws but today those bylaws are usually insufficient. This seminar will offer participants the knowledge concerning…
Speaker: Michael C. Jordan, CIR
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210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
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