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.

Beginner Blogging for Businesses – January 10, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. – Wilkes Campus, Beacon Hall, Room 1507 From SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to credibility, blogging is highly beneficial for every business. Come learn how to use a blog in your business to gain more exposure and, ultimately, make more sales!

Building An ‘A-List’ Board – January 16, 2018, 9 a.m-12:00 p.m. – Alleghany Center, Room 104 When you consider your board of directors what do you see? Worker bees exhausted from the daily grind of keeping the organization running? Are they simply warm bodies in seats? Perhaps they are seats left empty by big name people who never seem to find the time for meetings? This workshop evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of your board. Participants will gain a clear understanding of who “could” and “should” be on their board of directors as well as processes and procedures to ensure that board members are screened, equipped, and empowered to generate impact for your organization.

QuickBooks Online – January 25, 2018, 5:15-8:15 p.m. – Wilkes Campus, Lowes Hall, Room 1705 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.