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Forsyth Tech Small Business Center
525@Vine - Innovation Quarter
Winston Salem

Phone: 336-757-3810
Email: Send

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/ .

Directions to Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter: http://www.forsythtech.edu/courses-programs/for-businesses/small-business-center/driving-directions-2/
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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Events

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.


3. Please join our email newsletter distribution list by clicking on the blue button on the Forsyth Tech website...http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-businesses/small-business-center/.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 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 www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/
Speaker: Karen Barnes and Others
Monday, December 04, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
NOTE: We will meet in Wake Downtown. You will park in P5 or P8 like you are coming to 525@Vine, however, you will walk past our building and enter in Wake Downtown. We will be in the auditorium (4802).We will be in the auditorium (4802).Join us to learn about this exciting program. The first session of this program has been a big success. The challenge is to launch your businesses by the conclusion of the program. You can apply to be one of the 20 prospective business owners will to participate in the second session of the program. Those who successfully complete the program may receive a financial award to support their business launch.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
We believe that networking is one of the keys to business success. Each meeting we discuss ways to get the most out of networking opportunities. Join the discussion exploring how to best create relationships and promote your business. Establish partnerships with and gain referrals from other business owners committed to growing your business. Please join us when your schedule allows.
Speaker: Kelly Ford
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
SYN(HER)GY Night is a powerful monthly gathering for Winston-Salem women entrepreneurs. Join us as we wrap up the year in true womenpreneur style! Join us as we celebrate and recognize local women entrepeneurs who have been up to awesome things in 2017. We will give awards, hear a short keynote, and enjoy light snacks. We'll also share about the re-launch of the new W-S Women Owned website, a local business directory which will also become the go-to destination for news and events of interest to womenpreneurs in the upcoming year.
Speaker: Fay Horwitt
Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
This will be two parts, one where we talk about how to best utilize your banking relationship. Then also we will discuss the needs of the business community and whether they think that banks are helping with that or not. Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. During this monthly series, past discussions include 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, December 07, 2017 5:00 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 www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/
Speaker: Karen Barnes and Others
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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. Seating is limited - Please Register!
Speaker: Allan Younger
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525 Vine Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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