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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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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Starting your own business may seem like an overwhelming task, but it really is not so hard if you take it step by step. This workshop is an in-depth walk-through on the mechanics of developing a business concept, feasibility, licensing, and the written plan, plus financial projections by line item. This is a must for those starting their own business.
Speaker: Charles Gaylor IV
Tuesday, October 10, 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 finances you need. In this seminar, you will learn what lenders look for when determining credit, 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: Bob Ivey
Tuesday, October 17, 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: Charles Gaylor IV
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Discover how to analyze your market potential and identify potential customers by using free and reliable information resources, including demographic information, marketing forecasts, and social media. How to Find Your Customers shows you ways to find vital information about your market without paying for high-priced market research. The information in this workshop is organized to help you fit it neatly into your overall business and marketing plan. The presenter, Annette Dunlap, MBA, has over thirty years of experience providing no-cost and low-cost ways for entrepreneurs and small businesses to maximize their resources.
Speaker: Annette Dunlap
Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
There is a tremendous level of interest coming from our communities wanting to know how to form a non-profit organization. Careful consideration should be given to this quest, and much attention needs to be given to the proper steps. Failure to do so could result in serious consequences. If you are considering starting a non-profit organization, plan to attend this very informative seminar.
Speaker: Sam Gore
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, November 08
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: various
Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is focuses primarily on some practical tips and tools, rather than the latest research that can bring about “transformational change,” in Boards. Government agencies, Foundations, and individual donors and other potential supporters and funders want information concerning Boards. What they discover might make the difference between receiving their support and or funds, or not.
Speaker: Sam Gore
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PO Box 8002
210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
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