Resources for WNC Employers

Our locally owned businesses are vital to our region. We appreciate our employers and are here to support you by connecting you with all of the resources available to you..

NCRLA Foundation Hospitality & Tourism Training Program

This program provides free certifications and educational training courses to help attract, retain and expand talent needed to help fuel hospitality related businesses.

Balancing Life: Simplifying Your “Busy” Calendar and Digital Life 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023 10-10:30am ET

Do you feel like you’re constantly on the go with too little downtime? Or are there overlapping events and meetings forcing you to choose where to be and what to miss? These can all add to negative stress, burnout, and overall frustration. In this session, we’ll talk about ways to “de-clutter” your schedules and simplify life. This can allow you to say “no” to some things so you are available to say “yes” to the things that matter most to you.


No matter whether you are a brand new business owner needing help getting your business off the ground or an established business looking to get to the next level, NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall wants you to have access to as many useful resources as possible to help you succeed, including our new business checklist.

Our Rural RISE NC initiative connects you with mentors, business counselors, funding resources, and more – within your community and beyond. Even better, many of these resources are free.

Sequoyah Fund Trainings


Ready to take your digital marketing to the next level?
Sign up today to secure your place in Sequoyah Fund’s May, 2023 cohort of TACTIX.

This dynamic community of small business owners from all over the country comes together on our super smart system of digital tools to learn digital marketing from the experts.
Within the TACTIX app, you’ll attend our ACCEL course where our team will teach you how to leverage the top platforms in the world to take your company to the next level. Covering topics like Digital Marketing, Social Media, eCommerce websites, and Online Sales, our education app gives you a step-by-step roadmap to launching and growing your business, and making more money online.

Sequoyah Fund is sponsoring 50 seats in this cohort ($150 value)!

Customized Training for YOUR Small Business

If your small business could benefit from customized training in
Customer Service
Hiring, Recruiting & Training
Basic Supervision, or
or if you need to create or update your employee handbook or policy manual, Sequoyah Fund can help!

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Webinar Wednesdays

 Sequoyah Fund and Southwestern Community College offer a free webinar every Wednesday from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Eastern Time, with a different topic each week. Grab your lunch and log on with us to improve your business.

 Here’s what’s coming up:

 May 10: Take Your Business Pitch from Good to Great

 May 17: Secrets to Keeping Customers for Life

 May 24: Budgeting Blunders & Beauties – How to win the fight with your business finances

 May 31: Make a Business Offer that Can’t be Refused

Virtual Business Counseling

provided through a grant from Dogwood Health Trust.
Wednesdays from 7am-3pm.
Download Nicole’s free e-book, “How to Eradicate Fear- A Guide for Entrepreneurs”.