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Continuing Education

Wilkes Community College
Wilke's Community College

In its continuing efforts to support small business owners, Lowe’s has partnered with Wilkes Community College to provide continuing education and degree granting programs — all online.

Courses range from Accounting Fundamentals to Speed Spanish, and Wilkes Community College also provides free resources to small business owners, such as how to E-File your tax forms.

For more information on these courses and more, visit

NAHB Courses

Lowe's ProServices believes that continuing education is vital to the success of home building professionals. As the exclusive sponsor of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Education, Lowe's supports a wide range of learning options.

For those who want to take their business or their career to the next level, NAHB offers 13 professional designations in niche areas ranging from sales and marketing, to green building, aging-in-place and remodeling.

In-depth courses covering specific industry topics such as project management, finance, green building science, universal design and effective marketing take place continually throughout the United States at local home building associations.

For those who need more flexible schedules, NAHB offers courses online. Individuals can also participate in weekly webinars — either as they happen or on-demand — that cover timely topics such as economics and research, sales and marketing, business operations, design and technology, and housing policy. NAHB also hosts a Construction Forecast Webinar twice a year. Additional resources for knowledge are available through NAHB's BuilderBooks. To learn more about all these opportunities to build a better you, visit www.nahb.org/education.

Free Online Business Training from the SBA

More than 3 million small businesses open every year. With proper planning and management, starting a small business can be exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a full range of free online training courses on small business. Known as the Small Business Training Network, this “virtual campus” is designed to educate entrepreneurs on subjects such as:

  • Starting a Business
  • Business Planning
  • Business Management
  • Financing & Accounting
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Government Contracting
  • Risk Management & Cyber Security
  • E-Commerce
  • International Trade
  • Federal Tax Training
  • Small Business Retirement

Each online course offered by the SBA is free, self-paced, and should take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

About the SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 by the federal government. The SBA advises, assist, and protects the interests of small business operating in the United States. The objective of the SBA is to strengthen the U.S. economy by supporting and empowering small businesses — helping them start, build and grow.

You can contact the SBA at:

1-800-U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722)
email: answerdesk@sba.gov
Answer Desk TTY: (704) 344-6640

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