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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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Managing Employees

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
When you take a look at your board of directors what do you see? Worker bees exhausted from the daily grind of keeping the organization running? Are there simply warm bodies in seats? Perhaps there are seats left empty by big name people who never seem to find the time for meetings? This workshop evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your board. Participants will gain a clear understanding of who "could" and "should" be on their board of directors as well as processes and procedures to ensure that board members are screened, equipped, and empowered to generate impact for your organization.
Speaker: Mandy Pearce

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This workshop reviews accounting basics and takes participants through the online version of Quickbooks. It is perfect for anyone who wants to gain bookkeeping skills for their business.
Speaker: Madelyn Hjertmann
Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:15 PM to 8:15 PM
A QuickBooks Pro-Advisor will take you on a tour and suggest ways that this popular software can help small business owners save time, better manage their business, simplify bookkeeping and help businesses avoid costly errors. Basic computer knowledge is required.
Speaker: Crystal Wambeke
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gain a working 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: Sherry Shaw

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
From SEO to credibility, blogging is highly beneficial for every business. Come learn how to use a blog in your business to gain more exposure and ultimately, make more sales!
Speaker: Jessica Stansberry
Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Market research isn't just for start-ups; 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 give critical information about specific industries and customers. Get the data necessary to test the feasibility of a new business, as well as find the competition and the potential customers interested in the proposed product or service.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
From SEO to credibility, blogging is highly beneficial for every business. Come learn how to use a blog in your business to gain more exposure and, ultimately, make more sales!
Speaker: Jessica Stansberry
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