Small Business Center

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Welcome to the Small Business Center

Suzanne Wallace,  Director
email: swallace@wpcc.edu • (828) 448-6719

We’re Here to Serve You

WPCC’s Small Business Center (SBC) is part of a statewide network of community colleges which supports small businesses in our communities. Our network offers a variety of programs and services. Whether you are exploring your options for starting a business or you are an experienced business owner, we can help you realize your dream of owning your own business or making your current business more profitable.

Get Help Getting Restarted

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, get FREE Business Counseling from the WPCC Small Business Center.

We can assist with the following:

  • General Business Guidance
  • Assessing the Economic Impact of the Pandemic
  • Strategies for Business Operations
  • Accounting & Legal Support
  • Marketing Planning
  • Review of Financial Obligations
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Loan Package Preparation
  • Business Resilience Strategies
  • Referrals to Relevant Sources of Assistance

 

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Get answers to your questions or request services by filling out the form below or by calling (828) 448-6719 during regular business hours.

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COVID-19 Resources for Small Business

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Small Business Center is here to assist you and your business with resources and assistance. Here are online resources to help you and your business as we continue dealing with these unprecedented times.
 
 
Please visit the North Carolina Small Business Center Network for additional resources and to learn more about how the WPCC’s Small Business Center can assist you!

Business Seminars

We offer a selection of focused courses and seminars designed to help you start up or enhance your small business. Click or tap a button below to access a schedule of upcoming events sorted by topic.

Small Business Center Seminar Schedule 

Small Business Center Webinar Schedule

Marketing Seminar Schedule 

Nonprofit Seminar Schedule    

QuickBooks & Accounting Seminar Schedule

 

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The info you need for your small business

Users of the Small Business Center may obtain access to several outstanding online business and entrepreneurial information resources, via the Western Piedmont Community College Library.  To gain access to these resources, please call or visit the Small Business Center to receive a temporary username and password.

All seminars are open to the public.

Throughout the year, the Small Business Center conducts seminars and training opportunities that are designed to provide you with up-to-date information on business topics.

The SBC helps you prepare for your future.

By offering you the kind of assistance you need to succeed. The center was established to provide service, counsel, research, and information for persons who are currently in business or those seeing it start a new business.

SBC services are provided at no direct cost to you.

NC Community College System LogoThe center is staffed with individuals who understand the problems small businesses face.  It works in partnership with a network of business leaders and agencies who provide timely advice on operating a business or offer referrals for local, state, and federal agencies.

Accessibility of Small Business Center Services

Small Business Center classes, seminars and sessions are available with accommodations provided through WPCC Disability Services. Our Accessibility at WPCC page outlines the services we offer along with the process to request them and associated deadlines.

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We welcome the opportunity to serve your interests and needs. Feel free to ask questions, give your thoughts, or share ideas about classes you would like to see offered through the form below.

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