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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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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.
Monday, May 02, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Business excellence occurs when a business consistently executes effective and strategic steps that lead to goal achievement. A business' success is dependent on the leader understanding that to attain true excellence, he/she must include management, employees, customers, clients and supplier interests in this quest. This seminar is designed to show business owners how other successful firms successfully attain excellence in their organizations.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Join us as we network and showcase a variety of small business owners. Contact us at if you would like to showcase your business. You will also have the opportunity to meet members of the SBC team. Expected outcome: Make connections to increase your business success
Speaker: Nell Perry & Della Lawson
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. We are surrounded by technology, and that technology has changed the ways that businesses and consumers interact. The changes permeate all aspects of business: running operations, designing and building products, overseeing human resources and education, tracking performance and making projections and strategies. More than those, however, marketing is one of the areas most impacted by the rise of technology in recent years. Taking advantage of that technology and the avenues it creates for engagement between brands and consumers is at the heart of digital marketing. Join us as we look forward at just a few of the trends in digital marketing that we believe small businesses should be paying attention to in the year to come. We’ll explore what the trends are and some simple ideas for jumping on and taking advantage of them. The trends we’ll discuss will be: • Digital marketing – it can no longer be ignored • Content marketing – it’s more important than ever • Targeting + Segmentation = Personalization • Mobile (experience and advertising) • Beyond big data – make decisions Expected outcome: Participant will learn about some digital marketing trends.
Speaker: Mary Ann Gerney
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Do you have questions about how to use your computer, phone, tablet, or the cloud? Join us at our technology clinic to have your questions answered. Learn how to get the most out of your computer or device. You will gain some tips which will result in the growth of your small business. Expected outcome: Answers to technology questions
Speaker: Robin Weiner
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Starting and building your business can be one of the most rewarding challenges you will ever embark on, and, it can also be one of the toughest. You can create the life and business you dream of – the first step in turning your dream in to your reality…V3 – Values and Vision to Victory! And then cast the vision that will create a strong foundation & anchoring. This will provide strength and stamina to carry you through the challenges to victory. Victory defined by you - for yourself and your service to others through your business. V3 just may be the key to your business success. Expected outcome: Participants will learn how V3 can help them through all aspects of work and life
Speaker: Karen Perry
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This is in conjunction with our celebration of National Small Business Week. Do you have a small marketing budget, but want more customers? Then Periscope is for you! Live streaming will put your business and your brand in front of the world for free! This class will show you how to use Periscope to grow your business and sales! Expected Outcome: Participant will learn to set up live stream using Periscope.
Speaker: Ja' Net Adams
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525 Vine Street (parking behind building from Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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