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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, July 11, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, July 12
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.***
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 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, and find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Annette Dunlap
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tax reporting is one of the most important functions of a business owner. The owner must accurately track income and expenses and report both. This is a challenging undertaking. This seminar will explain the federal and state reporting requirements for corporations, LLCs, and sole proprietors, too.
Speaker: Rhonda High, NCDOR

Start-up Assistance

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


Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Patrick Rodriguez

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Erin LeGrand
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PO Box 8002
210 Dixie Trail
Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
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