Forsyth Tech Small Business Center
525@Vine - Innovation Quarter
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, Kelly Ford, Sabrina Gatewood, Raina Haque, Jeff Neelon, and Angela Wilder
Please register for our educational events below:
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Monday, April 24, 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: Kim Bailey & Stacey Waldroup
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is an opportunity to explore various resources that are available to current and potential entrepreneurs. Many of these resources are free and even available online. Resources may include social media, certificate programs, online tools, other organizations, networking opportunities, business mentoring, and much more. This will include an introduction to Venture Cafe which will commence in Winston Salem in May. Join this discussion to determine how to increase your business success.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, April 27, 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
Monday, May 01, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. It does not matter if you are a mom and pop or a global business every entrepreneur can benefit from social media. Social media can help your business grow more with more brand awareness and sales. This workshop will show you where you should be on social media and how to grow through each platform!
Speaker: JaNet Adams
Monday, May 01, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Have you ever wondered about the best practices for bookkeeping? Join us at this session whether you are a startup or beginning business owners to identify some things to know when getting started and the types of software available to business owners for bookkeeping purposes. Identify the difference between softwares (such as QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, Xero, Freshbooks, and more.
Expected Outcome: Participants will identify which methods will works within their business model.
Speaker: Audrey Blackburn
Monday, May 01, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. 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
525 Vine Street
(parking 620 N Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101