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Wilson Community College Small Business Center
Building A - Offices A103a, A103c, A103b, & A103e

Phone: 252-246-1232
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Services Provided by the Small Business Center

  • Business Counseling - for business counseling, complete the SBC Counseling Application.
  • Seminars and Workshops related to small business topics.
  • Small Business Resource Center include books and other reference materials.
  • No cost one-on-one confidential counseling for potential and current business owners.
  • Who can use the Small Business Center?
    Anyone interested in starting a business or currently operating a small business.
    You do NOT have to be enrolled at Wilson Community College to use the services.
  • The Wilson Community College Small Business Center is part of the North Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network.
  • Call (252) 246-1209 or (252) 246-1232 to register for seminars or classes.

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Free Small Business Seminars

To guarantee a space in a class, early registration is required.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will cover the basics of getting your business online. Topics include selecting and registering your domain name, software tools for website creation, site design tips, and optimization methods to improve ranking in Google and other search engines (SEO). Seminar will address Wix, Weebly, and Shopify as well as the basics of working with a website developer.
Speaker: Todd Lyden
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
This might be the best time in decades to start a business! Competitors are hard-hit, resources are cheaper, and good people aren’t hard to find. What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would a business bring in extra income or provide a job? This seminar focuses on creating a business idea that fits you that you can start for under $ 100. The program will list over 30 types of businesses with growth potential and cover 5 easy-to-use steps to starting a business.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
If you are thinking about starting and operating your own business , but do not know if you have the personality, drive, creativity, adaptability, and a host of other talents and attributes that comprise a successful entrepreneur, attend this seminar. You will honestly assess yourself in order to discover your strengths and weaknesses and make a better informed decision on moving forward. Various exercises and “role playing” events where each attendee will be faced with realistic challenges encountered by entrepreneurs and where they will have to determine or design a solution will be included. You will be given the opportunity to present your business “idea” and will be shown various ways to determine if the idea is feasible and viable. After attending this seminar, if you make the decision to continue, you will be strongly encouraged to register for the SBC “How to Start a Business” seminar.
Speaker: Bob Moore
Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Interested in forming a nonprofit business? Careful consideration should be given to this quest, and much attention needs to be given to the proper steps. Attendees will learn the basics of what a nonprofit is, issues to consider before starting a nonprofit, key steps in forming a nonprofit, which forms and documents need to be filed, and more. If you are considering starting a nonprofit business, don’t miss this very informative seminar. Following this seminar on the same evening, plan to attend our Bylaws seminar at 7:00 pm. (see next listing)
Speaker: Sam Gore
Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bylaws are essential to your operation as a nonprofit. Come learn what should be included in your bylaws to be properly set up and avoid common pitfalls that could undermine your business longevity. Roles and duties of directors and officers, distribution of grant monies, meeting procedures, electing directors, and more will be covered.
Speaker: Sam Gore
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat–what are the similarities and differences that a business owner needs to know to decide which to use and how to use them to get more business? The three platforms speak to over three generations of prospective customers. You will gain knowledge in the class about which platform is best for you and how to properly use text, photos, and video on each platform in a way that’s appropriate for marketing your business.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ever thought of being your own boss and starting a small business now or after retirement? Perhaps so, but is your debt preventing your dream from becoming a reality? Now is the time to learn how to “Be Free from Debt’s Hold…..” and pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, and loans. Know the exact month and year you could be out of debt, legally and without a tax liability. You will learn a simple yet effective method to start the process of making yourself debt free! Learn about the shams and “quick fixes” that should be avoided and how to properly and legally deal with creditors. If you desire, bring a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments and learn how to develop your own debt elimination plan that can be implemented immediately into your lifestyle. Control your debt, instead of allowing debt to control you! Before you apply for a business loan, consider making that next large purchase or accept a new credit card, take the time to attend this life-changing seminar. Bring a calculator!
Speaker: Bob Moore
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