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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.

336-838-6166
laurie.brintle@wilkescc.edu
Small Business Center Director
Laurie Brintle-Jarvis


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Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from an idea to opportunity. Learn the 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 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: Matt Rudisill
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Do you need assistance on how to plan a fundraising event and raise the amount of money needed to support your deserving non-profit? Fundraising is very rewarding work but can be very time consuming and challenging, especially if event planning is involved. This seminar will give you key steps to take to ensure that you can raise as much money as possible.
Speaker: Allison Phillips
Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown
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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from an idea to opportunity. Learn the 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 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: Mick Tucker
Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
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
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Location

1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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