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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, Kelly Ford, Sabrina Gatewood, 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, May 30, 2017 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 event 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
Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. This month we will discuss resources available to help businesses succeed. In this series we discuss the importance for us to understand our customers' "Why?" and connect with it. During this monthly series, past discussions include Women in Entrepreneurship, Venture Café, Digital Marketing, Business Success, Communicating Your Value, 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 01, 2017 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Venture Café Winston-Salem helps enhance and accelerate the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in our city through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Venture Café Winston-Salem is a member of a global network, with partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; Miami, Florida; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Learn more at
Speaker: Karen Barnes
Friday, June 02, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
In this clinic, participants will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of LinkedIn. They will enhance their profiles, learn about groups, leverage recommendations, and much more. The purpose of LinkedIn (social media for business people), is to build relationships that can lead to partnerships and sales. This is a learning lab where participants will ask their questions and share best practices. Expected outcome: Increased effective use of LinkedIn
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, June 06, 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: Kelly Ford - Registration is not required.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
synHERgy Night is a powerful monthly gathering for Winston-Salem women entrepreneurs. Join us for an evening of networking, impactful learning, and community-building. Each month we will gather for a short time of networking and hors devours followed by a presentation on a relevant business topic. We will close with a motivating success story from an local woman entrepreneur. Who might our next speaker!
Speaker: Fay Horwitt
Thursday, June 08, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
At each gathering, we will explore ways that we can be empowered and enhance our resilience so as to improve our business success. This will include opportunities for open-ended discussion, focused on the issues raised by participants. You are invited to bring your lunch.
Speaker: Dr. Kim DeWindt
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