Volume 16, Number 2
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming with the Wake Forest Rotary Club, Wake Technical Community College, and the Town of Wake Forest to “Launch Wake Forest.”
The free program mirrors one in Raleigh in which entrepreneurs are provided training, resources, and mentors to help them start or grow a business. The coalition will provide eight weeks of classes (one evening per week). The curriculum has been developed by Wake Tech’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. At the end of the training, students are paired with experienced businesspeople who will act as mentors for another six months. Students will also have access to microloans and possibly investments.
The program is aimed at entrepreneurs who have a great idea but don’t know where to start, as well as those who are already in business and need to learn how to get to the next level. At the end of the sessions, students will have a business plan, a marketing plan, and a path to make success a reality.
Small businesses are an economic driver in every community, so the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is particularly pleased to support this effort. Free information sessions have been scheduled to allow those who are interested get complete details on the program.
January 9, 2018 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks Street
January 10, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Renaissance Centre Annex, 405 Brooks Street
January 11, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wake Electric, 100 South Franklin Street
January 12, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Wake Forest Chamber, 350 S. White Street
For complete details on the program, the application, the schedule and the information sessions, visit the Launch Wake Forest website at launchwakeforest.com.