Small Business Center offers free seminars


The Wayne Business and Industry Center’s Small Business Center has scheduled no-cost seminars for aspiring and progressing entrepreneurs this fall.

The seminars are:

  • Power Networking – 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22
  • Writing a Business Plan for Current and Future Business Owners – 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29
  • Boots To Business – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and 18
  • Access to Capital for Small Business - 2-4p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19
  • Social Media Marketing for Small Business – 6-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23
  • How to Improve Your Credit Score to Over 740: Preparing for a Bank Business Loan - 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1
  • Boots To Business – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7 and 8
  • Financing Your Small Business with Thread Capital – 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8
  • Sales and Use Tax Small Business Workshop – 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Quickbooks for Beginners – 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 17
  • Let’s Get Social – 10 a.m.-noon, Monday, Oct. 21
  • Understanding Key Provisions of the 2018 Tax Reform for Small Business – 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24
  • Boots To Business – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4 and 5
  • Small Business Lending – 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13
  • Leadership Toolbox for Current and Future Small Business Owners – 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 5
  • Boots To Business – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9 and 10

    There is no charge for any of these seminars. All will be held in Room 101 or 104 of the Walnut Building on the Wayne Community College campus.

    Descriptions of these seminars and other center offerings can be found under the Small Business Center tab at

    Pre-registration is recommended. To sign up, go to, click the “Training” button, select “Wayne Community College Small Business Center,” choose “All” to see the list of seminars, select the one you wish to attend, and click “Register.” Participants also may contact Linda Berard at 919-739-6940 or

    Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs. Anyone who anticipates needing accommodation or has questions about access should contact Berard.

    In addition to offering seminars, the Small Business Center provides access to resources and one-on-one counseling for exploring business ideas, starting a business, or expanding an existing business. For assistance with business plans, licensing, taxes, federal and state government regulations, business ownership, loan and grant proposals, money sources, market research, cash flow projections, or business management, contact the center’s director, Dale Fey, at 919-739-6941 or

    The Small Business Center is a component of the Wayne Business and Industry Center (WBIC) at Wayne Community College. The WBIC offers “on time” and “on target” training, counseling, education and technical services to business and industry in Wayne County. It involves all levels of business and professional organizations in the local community through four main avenues: the Small Business Center, the WORKS Initiative, Military Business Center, and Customized Training Program.

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