The Wilkes Community College Small Business Center has a variety of seminars scheduled for October that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. These seminars are offered at no charge to participants unless otherwise noted; however, attendees must pre-register to participate.

How to Start a Small Business – October 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Online

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn 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 a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and run a successful business.

Selling on Shopify – October 6, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Online

Whether you sell online, on social media, or in a store, Shopify has you covered. You can design your brand, your way. With instant access to hundreds of attractive themes and complete control over the look and feel, you will have a gorgeous storefront of your own that reflects the personality of your business.

Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools – October 14, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Online

Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google Shopping so that you can sell from anywhere. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

Understanding Bookkeeping for the Clueless Small Business Owner – October 22, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Online

Bookkeeping is often a scary topic that many business owners prefer to avoid, but it is the first step to reaching higher profitability and more money in the bank. In this class, we will take a very conversational approach to help you understand the basics of recording income and expenses. We’ll also look at the three major financial statements and learn how to use your numbers to help reach your business goals. This seminar is great for both new business owners and seasoned entrepreneurs who want to understand bookkeeping better.

Visit www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75570 to pre-register for seminars. To learn more about the Small Business Center and seminars, contact Laurie Brintle-Jarvis, SBC director, at 336-838-6166 or lsbrintle336@wilkescc.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 small business centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.