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Forsyth Tech Small Business Center
525@Vine - Innovation Quarter
Winston Salem

Phone: 336-757-3810
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The objective of the Small Business Center Network is to help small businesses succeed by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing business owners.  For more information and access to numerous resources, visit .

Staff:  Nell Perry, Della Lawson, and Allan Younger
Ambassadors: Audrey Blackburn, Raina Haque, Jeff Neelon, and Angela Wilder

Please register for our educational events below:

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Please note the following:

1. Educational events will be available for registration at least three weeks prior to the event dates.  For example, interested persons may register for January events in December.

2. Dates and times of educational events may be updated.  Information on this website is correct.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
We believe that networking is one of the keys to business success. Join the discussion exploring how to best promote your business. Establish partnerships with and gain referrals from other business owners committed to growing your business. No registration is required. Please join us when your schedule allows.
Speaker: Joe Crews - Registration is not required.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
This session is part of Success 2017. Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? This seminar covers the issues that an individual should consider before thinking about opening the doors. In other words, this seminar is the starting point on your journey into business ownership. Learn how to identify critical issues and make the right decisions as you prepare to start your business. Expected outcome: Gain basic start-up knowledge. Directions -
Speaker: Small Business and Technology Development Center
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
From time to time, we invite successful business owners to lead a conversation. These conversations are intended to explore what it takes to create and manage successful businesses. If you want to hear from and speak to these successful people, you should join us. These sessions will be facilitated by SBC Ambassador Angela Wilder and SBC Director Allan Younger. Expected outcome: Participants will enhance their understanding of how to be successful.
Speaker: Allan Younger & Angela Wilder
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This seminar focuses on the key areas of working with accounts that you will need to know to use QuickBooks in your business. Expected outcome: Gain useful knowledge on working with bank accounts and other types of accounts and entering sales information.
Speaker: Audrey Blackburn, Blackburn Consulting
Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar is designed for small business owners interested in gaining the fundamentals of grant seeking and grant writing. Through interaction, role playing and sharing best practices, you will learn how to identify prospects, how to establish relationships with prospective funding organizations and individuals, how to structure a grant proposal and how to meet deadlines while delivering the best possible product.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson
Monday, January 23, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is a Q&A drop in session rather than a presentation. Do you have questions that you want to ask about lending or banking? Do want to get ready for your official visit to the bank or credit union? Do you understand how they can help you to start or grow your business? Do you want to learn best practices that move you from pretty good to very good? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you should take advantage of this opportunity to meet those who are committed to your financial success. You will have the opportunity to speak with them confidentially about your financial needs.
Speaker: Rob McFarland
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Users will learn how to record deposits, apply payments against invoices and paying bills to vendors. Expected outcome: Gain useful knowledge on entering and paying bills, receiving payments and making deposits.
Speaker: Audrey Blackburn, Blackburn Consulting
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525 Vine Street
(parking 620 N Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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