Small Business Center Providing Free Fall Seminars

Small Business Center Providing Free Fall Seminars

The Small Business Center at Wayne Community College has scheduled more than a dozen seminars for aspiring and progressing entrepreneurs over the next few months.

Three series will be offered, two of which can lead to certificates. Seminars in these series can also be taken individually.

The “Social Media Power Hour Series” includes
The Science of Facebook: You Don’t Have To Pay To Play! – 10-11:30 a.m., Sept. 6;
All About Instagram: Stories and Hashtags and Reels. Oh My! – 10-11:30 a.m., Sept. 13;
Learn to Love LinkedIn: So Much More Than A Job Site! – 10-11:30 a.m., Sept. 20; and
The Power of Pinterest: It’s Not Just Crafts and Recipes! – 10-11:30 a.m., Sept. 27.
It does not result in a certificate.

Completion of the “Business Basics” seminars will lead to a certificate. They are
Discovering Your Unique Position – 6-8 p.m., Sept. 6;
The Keys To A Winning Small Business Plan – 6-8 p.m., Sept. 13;
Finding The Money For Your Small Business – 6-8 p.m., Sept. 27; and
Charting A Path to Success For Your Small Business – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 4.

Those who take all six sessions in the “Entrepreneurship Academy” will be awarded a certificate of completion. Those seminars are
Choosing The Right Legal Structure – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 6;
Will My Business Idea Work? – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 11;
Small Business Marketing 101 – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 13;
Introduction To Business Operations and Logistics – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 18;
Understanding The Numbers That Make Business Work – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 20; and
Developing A Strong Business Plan – 6-8 p.m., Oct. 25.

An additional stand-alone seminar, How to Build Good Bookkeeping Habits, will be held
2-4 p.m., Aug. 30.

All of these sessions will be held on either WebEx or Zoom. The link to each seminar will be emailed to the participant after the registration process is complete.

The Boots 2 Business seminar is an entrepreneurial education and training program that provides an overview of business ownership specifically for active-duty military, military dependents, and veterans. Multiple in-person, two-day options are available: Sept. 12 and 13, Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, Nov. 7 and 8, and Dec. 5 and 6. The workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 104 of the Walnut Building on the college campus.

There is no charge for any of these seminars.

To get descriptions and register for these seminars, go to For more information, call 919-739-6940.

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 new business ventures, expansions, or an existing business, contact the center’s director, Kimberly Gamlin, at 919-739-6941 or [email protected].