Small Business Center Training and Events

From one hour to 10 weeks, the Small Business Center offers small-business training to help you start and build your business.

One- to three-hour webinars covering common business topics, offered by Wake Tech's Small Business Center and the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina.

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

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

This training and pitch competition is for student entrepreneurs and small-business owners in Wake County, aimed at accelerating business growth.

An eight-week, fee-based training program offered each Spring semester for established small-business owners who want to sell goods and services to public entities.

This program provides affordable retail space in downtown Raleigh and small-business counseling to participating minority- and women-owned businesses.

Course details and registration information

Wake Tech also offers a number of courses on starting a new business.

Managing Your Small Business Finances Using QuickBooks
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
This course provides hands-on experience in the basic set up of a small business accounting system. It help students understand the financial management of a business, including standard financial statements important for most small businesses, how transactions affect financial statements, and how financial statements affect taxes and the ability to borrow money for future growth. Setting up financial management systems early and properly will contribute to the long-term health of a business.
Course Objectives
  1. Develop and overall understanding of how QuickBooks works.
  2. Select a Business Entity type for tax purposes.
  3. Create a company profile.
  4. Set-up the chart of accounts.
  5. Set up customers and vendors.
  6. Set up sales items for billing customers.
  7. Setup to prepare 1099’s and payroll versus contract labor.
  8. Setup and reconcile bank accounts and credit cards.
  9. Understand how input into QB comes together on your Financial Statements.
  10. Create customized reports & work with memorized transactions.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Intro to QuickBooks.
  2. Intro to Accounting Terminology.
  3. Setting up a Company file.
  4. Setting up your Chart of Accounts.
  5. Working with Lists.
  6. Setting up Customers and Vendors.
  7. Setting up sales items.
  8. Invoicing your customers
  9. Recording payments from customers & applying credits or discounts.
  10. Making deposits.
  11. A/R reports .
  12. Entering bills to pay & paying bills.
  13. Purchase orders.
  14. Sales tax
  15. Reconciling bank account or credit card account.
  16. Reports in QuickBooks.
  17. Creating memorized reports and transactions.
  18. Reviewing financial statements.
  19. Understanding of financial statements and how they affect your taxes and ability to borrow money.
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Basic computer skills.
Comfort using the internet.
An established or startup business.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Katie Gailes


We also can provide half- to full-day events focused on small-business training. Here are some examples of intensive training focused on small-business owners.

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