Plus 50 Lifelong Learning


Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events. 

Check out these programs and resources:

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum

Course Details & Registration Information

Business U
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Business financial strategies is an educational course designed for business owners. Gain a better understanding of critical business planning concepts such as key differences between different business entities, alternative valuation methods, buy-sell and employment agreements, key employee compensation, business succession options, and more.
Course Objectives
  1. Learn to create a successful business strategy
  2. to prioritize challenges
  3. to protect your hard-earned equity
  4. to retain and reward key employees
  5. to reduce taxes and increase income through tax diversification
  6. to separate your personal wealth from your business
  7. and prepare to leave your business on your terms
Outline of Instruction
  1. Understanding your Finances
  2. Understanding your Business
  3. Business Valuation
  4. Business Continuation Agreements
  5. Employee Compensation and Benefits
  6. Employer-sponsored Retirement Plans
  7. Key employees: Compensation and Employment Agreements
  8. Business Succession: Understanding your options
  9. Estate Planning Basics
  10. Advanced Estate Planning Issues
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  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
Courtney Boney