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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, Nellie Coates, 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, July 26, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 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, August 04, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. This month we will follow up on our discussion of What Prevents Success. We will explore how to overcome the challenges that we identified during our last roundtable. During this monthly series, past discussions include 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, August 04, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the August meeting of the WS Black Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Notis Pagiavlas of WSSU will discuss small business marketing. You will be part of a small group of current and future entrepreneurs discussing the ways in which the Small Business Center and the Black Chamber can help you to start or grow your business. This may be your first step to a long-term relationship with these organizations as your business develops.
Speaker: Dr. Notis Pagiavlas
Monday, August 08, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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. The first hour will focus on the basics while the second hour will address advanced use of LinkedIn. Expected outcome: Increased effective use of LinkedIn
Speaker: Allan Younger
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Mob Mentality describes how people are influenced by their peers to follow trends, and even to purchase certain items. From customer reviews to complaints, opinions are spreading and consumers are following along blindly. The Better Business Bureau offers tips for guiding the mob to and from your business in a positive light, and making it difficult to for those leading the way to have anything negative to say.
Speaker: Brian Wright
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
The Goodwill Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a group of local business and community professionals that provide advice and support to Goodwill’s Workforce Development Services Division. This meeting will be held at Flywheel (525@Vine) and hosted by The Engaging Educator. Join us at this meeting by sending an email to RSVP is required.
Speaker: Allan Younger
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Winston Salem, NC 27101
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