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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 http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-businesses/small-business-center/ . 

Staff:  Nell Perry, Della Lawson, and Allan Younger   Ambassadors: Audrey Blackburn, Nellie Coates, and Angela Wilder

Please register for our educational events below:



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Events

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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On Demand, available until June 30
On Demand, available until June 30 This online course summarizes IRS resources for small business owners using the following media: (1) On the web at IRS.gov, (2) Tax Publications, (3) Videos and (4) Social Media. It also provides specific resource information for the Recordkeeping and Understanding Gross Business Receipts issues. This is a self-paced course that is delivered via an electronic file that describes and links to various IRS resources.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, June 02, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. This month we will discuss the importance of Communicating Your Value in order to acquire and maintain customers. Its important for you to understand your customers' "Why?" and connect with it. During this monthly series, past discussions include Credit and Finance, Value Proposition, Partnerships, Professionalism, Productivity, Customer Loyalty, LinkedIn, Marketing Collateral, Business Pitches, Ways to Grow Our Businesses, Networking, Customer Engagement, and Business Research. In addition to finding customers, we must know what is involved in enhancing our relationships. Discussion topics will be based largely upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants. The purpose of the Small Business Center is “Increasing Business Success” and we will explore ways to do this during each roundtable.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you familiar with the challenges of managing and leading a non-profit organization? Have you considered the primary areas of focus to be efficient and effective in delivering to your community? This seminar details the many aspects of keeping your non-profit organization productive and profitable. Expected Outcome: Participants will gain basic understanding and overview of Managing a Non-Profit.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson, Earnest Harvest LLC
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Discover the right form of advertising/marketing for your business. This panel discussion will help you determine the best practices and avenues to pursue to fit your industry, your budget and your targeted customer. Expected Outcome: Participants will learn how to measure the effectiveness of advertising and marketing their product or service.
Speaker: Brian Wright
Monday, June 13, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Small business owners will explore ways to enhance effectiveness leading to greater business success. Do you use your calendar(s)? Can you stay on top of your email messages? Have you stored and edited documents? We will cover these topics and more, such as note taking, to do lists and using and external resources. Learn how to use current technology to make your business grow! Please bring your smartphone and/or tablet to this workshop.
Speaker: Allan Younger
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Location

525 Vine Street (parking behind building from Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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