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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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Marketing and Sales

Thursday, June 08, 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 as well as find the competition and the potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Learn how to create a marketing strategy that supports your business goals. This seminar will cover some of the best marketing tools that are free or at a very low-cost and explore creative ways to promote your business without breaking the bank or your budget.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This workshop will focus on why social media marketing is so important for small businesses. It is the most successful platform to reach your target market. Participants will also learn how to generate momentum on Facebook and the do’s and don’ts about posts. Mistakes can be made and the presenter will show you how to steer clear.
Speaker: Jennifer Swenk


On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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