Wake County Library


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Northeast Regional Library 
14401 Green Elm Lane
Raleigh, NC 27614

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Are You Ready to Start a Business? For Up and Coming Entrepreneurs

If you’re considering becoming a small business owner, you’ll want to attend this seminar to learn what it takes, what challenges and pitfalls you can expect, and what proven steps you can take to greatly increase your chance of success. In this 2 hour seminar, you’ll explore how to test the feasibility of your idea to ensure it’s the RIGHT one.  Because it is important to do all you can to help improve your chances of business success from the beginning, a business plan helps you start off on the right track by providing a guide to where you see your business in the next few years. Learn the steps for writing a successful business plan.

Speaker Biography

Dennis Weldon has management experience in various industries and functions.  He spent the early part of his career as a management consultant, serving clients in both the transportation and electric utility industries, where he helped them to develop and implement short and long range plans to improve their businesses.  Later in his career he moved into Information Technology.  With a Fortune 500 electric utility, he managed implementation of a new IT function and was also responsible for management of the company’s human resource and financial systems.  He attained a certification as Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.  He also earned a certification as a Senior Project Manager with IBM, where he managed several large IT system implementation projects supporting PC manufacturing.    As a senior manager with IBM, he worked with US and international clients in the finance, health care, pharmaceutical, and state and federal government industries to manage their IT functions.  He has a B.S degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA.