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Training and events

From one hour to 10 weeks, we offer small-business training to help you start and grow your business.

SBC events/workshops 
Small Business Center Network: One- to three-hour-long webinars that cover common business topics, offered by the Small Business Center at Wake Tech and the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina.

Main Street Entrepreneurs Accelerator Program
The Wake Tech Main Street Entrepreneurs Accelerator program is a training and pitch competition for student entrepreneurs and small-business owners in Wake County, aimed at accelerating business growth.

Free, community-based entrepreneurship programs offered in the Fall and Spring semesters that includes curriculum training, mentoring, networking and access to capital. Application required.

Wake Tech Contractor’s Academy
An eight-week, fee-based training offered each spring for established small-business owners who want to expand their business and sell to public entities.

Wake Tech student-focused entrepreneurship programs for credit and non-credit students.

Pre-launch series
Three sessions that walk would-be business owners through writing a simple business plan explaining their business. Offered in the Spring and Fall semesters, the eight-week training program is for those who want to start a business but don’t know how.


Half- to full-day events focused on small-business training. The special events listed below are examples of intensive training focused on small-business owners.

  • Barber & Cosmetology Business Summit 
  • Black Business Momentum
  • Hispanic Business Momentum
  • Financial Fortitude Summit