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Wilkes Community College Small Business Center
Wilkes Campus-Beacon Hall
Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Phone: 336-838-6166
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The Small Business Center at Wilkes Community College is a member of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (SBCN).

The Mission of the SBCN is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention.

Our Center provides small business owners, both new and existing, with the information they need for starting or expanding a small business through confidential, one-on-one business coaching along with a wide variety of seminars, workshops and a resource center all at little or no cost.

Small Business Center Director
Laurie Brintle-Jarvis

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This seminar is about maximizing social media tools and platforms. If someone searches for your business, what do they see? Are they intrigued enough to buy from you or do they move on? Are you consistent in your social media posts? This class is about making sure you have a good online presence.
Speaker: Matt Rudisill

Start-up Assistance

Monday, May 08, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Many people find working at home the ideal arrangement and decide to setup businesses in their homes. Learn the requirements for getting started with a home-based business, including finding your niche, learning legal requirements, and developing a business plan.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
This three-hour seminar is tailored to help non-profit organizations become effective grant seekers and build confidence in writing a winning proposal. Participants will review the stages involved in grant writing: preparation, grant research and identification, grant application/proposal writing, and management.
Speaker: Rebekah Ricardo

Managing a Business

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Tucker

Tax Planning

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The workshop will discuss the basics of sales and use taxes including registering for a sales and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return. This hands-on workshop is intended to help small business owners better understand their sales and use tax obligations and the proper procedure for filing and paying a sales and use tax return. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners.
Speaker: NC Department of Revenue

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This seminar is about developing your online presence. If someone searches for your business, what do they see? Are they intrigued enough to buy from you or do they move on? This class is about making sure you have a good online presence and using Internet tools to your advantage.
Speaker: Matt Rudisill
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Are you interested in spreading the message of your business with a platform that your customers are already using? More and more people are turning to YouTube for all of their information, news, and entertainment. Your business should definitely have a presence there as well. In this seminar, you will learn how to get started with video marketing, how to make good quality videos with the tools you already have, how to set up and promote your YouTube channel, and ways to spread your message to all of your customers with a simple and easy-to-use method.
Speaker: Matt Rudisill
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Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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