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

Voiceovers for Beginners – September 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m.-7:30- p.m. – Online

Learn the many uses of voiceover in media and everyday lives and how you can become an entrepreneur in this field. Attendees will also learn some of the basic tools needed to get started.

How to Find Customers – September 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Online

Discover how to analyze your market potential and identify potential customers by using free and reliable information resources, including demographic information, marketing forecasts, and social media. How to Find Your Customers shows you ways to find vital information about your market without paying for high-priced market research. The information in this workshop is organized to help you fit it neatly into your overall business and marketing plan.

Podcasting Part 1: Measure Twice, Cut Once, What You Need to Do Before Your Press Record! – September 22, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Online

In this online workshop, will cover everything that needs to be done for your business to be “camera or headphone” ready. Two significant milestones must be covered before you press record. You must understand The “12 Rule”: Getting Started, Concepts and Introductions, and The Formula: Formats and Topics.

Choosing Your Business Structure – September 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Online

If you are going to own a business, you must decide what kind of legal entity you will be. Learn about the six main business structures (sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, “c” corporation, and “s” corporation) and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Using Facebook and Instagram – September 28, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Online

Facebook and Instagram are two of the most popular social media websites.  Learn how to set up business accounts and discover how to optimize these platforms to generate customers, increase brand awareness, and grow sales.

Podcasting Part 2: Systems Check + Go! – September 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Online

You’re ready to record, now what? In this session, we will cover the crucial steps to make sure your content is seen and heard (keyword: AND). You’ll be equipped with the proper tools once you learn how to connect the D.O.T.S: Successful Execution Through Action and gain the ATTENTION!: Rollouts & The Introduction of Micro-Content.

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

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.