The Wilkes Community College Small Business Center has a variety of seminars scheduled for January 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.

Pinterest Basics for Small Business Owners – January 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Online Webinar

Pinterest is the third largest search engine behind Google and YouTube. People look to Pinterest for inspiration of ideas and new products to purchase. Without having a Pinterest account, is your small business missing out on this huge marketing opportunity? Join Nicole Saunders, founder and owner of Saunders Says, as she shares the magic of using Pinterest as a small business owner.

 Small Business Blogging 101– January 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Online Webinar

“Getting found on Google” may not always translate to getting found by more clients. In this online webinar, students will learn how to leverage their own professional insights and expertise to attract clients. Students will leave the webinar with the basics of content marketing via blogging to attract the best fit clients for their business. Whether business owners create their own content or hire someone, they should at least understand what makes a strong content strategy to build their business.

QuickBooks: Learning the Online Version – January 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Online Webinar

A QuickBooks Pro-Advisor will take you on a tour and suggest ways 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.

 Selling on Shopify – January 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Online Webinar

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 the 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. No design skills required.

Everything is in one place. With Shopify’s ecommerce software, you get one unified platform to run your business with ease. You will learn to:

  • Fully customize your online store
  • Add new sales channels such as Facebook, Amazon, eBay, and Instagram
  • Manage unlimited products and inventory
  • Fulfill orders in a single step
  • Track sales and growth trends

Small Business Taxes – January 31, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Wilkes Campus

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect the bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.

Visit 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