Wayne Community College Small Business Center
210 Dixie Trail
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, April 04, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Speaker: Mr. Kenny Moore - Hwy 55
Tuesday, April 04, 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
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
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
Marketing and Sales
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
If you’re spending lots of time on internet marketing and social media, you may be missing the customers, benefits, connections and potential sales within your local community. Successful small business owners must devote time to both to be profitable. Come find out how you can reach potential customers in your local community and gain their trust. This seminar includes tips on face-to-face networking, a powerful and virtually free form of marketing.
Speaker: Emily Balance
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seminar attendees will use a hands-on approach to set up a basic Google account and the variety of tools and apps offered by Google to set up a website, phone system, email, customer relations management system, team management, online reputation management, video chat, and document storage.
Speaker: Todd Lyden
PO Box 8002
210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002