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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

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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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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, (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.
Thursday, July 07, 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 "What Prevents Business Success" in order to position ourselves for success. It is important for you to understand your customers' "Why?" and connect with it. During this monthly series, past discussions include 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, July 07, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Business owners must take their goals from thought and conversation to pen and paper. Participants will orchestrate their goals through creating and planning. Business owners will move their goals from thought to paper awaiting strategy to incorporate. Participants will invest the time to fully apply learned techniques to everyday living for maximum results and Goal Implementation.
Speaker: Diana N. Graham
Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
During the July meeting of the WS Black Chamber of Commerce, we will have an interactive information session. 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: Allan Younger
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
"Drive Your Business" - Use Free Resources from the Forsyth County Public Library to: •Identify Sales Prospects •Research Competition •Find Sources of Supply •Improve Sales •Target Your Market •Create Custom Lists Expected outcome: Understanding of tools for business research
Speaker: Jody Lohman
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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
Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
This hands-on class will allow users to set up Instagram and Twitter accounts to be used for business, learn how to manage their accounts and how to post. In addition, participants will learn tips and tricks to market their businesses through Instagram and Twitter. This class is best suited for new or inexperienced Instagram and Twitter users. Expected outcome: Participants will gain knowledge of how to use Instagram and Twitter for business.
Speaker: Audrey Blackburn
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525 Vine Street (parking behind building from Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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