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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 http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-businesses/small-business-center/ . 

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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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/.

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 IRS.gov, (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.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Do you have questions about how to use your computer, phone, or tablet? How about servers and the cloud as well? Visit our technology clinic to have your questions answered. You may also gain some tips which will result in the growth of your small business. Please register to reserve your time with Triad Tech Guys. Registration required at sbc@forsythtech.edu for your 15-30 minute one-on-one appointment. Expected outcome: Answers to technology questions
Speaker: Tim Dixon
Thursday, February 18, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 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. Expected outcome: Increased effective use of LinkedIn
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, February 23, 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 - http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-businesses/small-business-center/driving-directions/
Speaker: Small Business and Technology Development Center
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Join us for this discussion that features Small Business Center clients that have started businesses. We will explore their challenges and successes. We will also discuss how the Small Business Center helped them get started and still provides support. Expected outcome: Awareness of startup challenges and successes
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar focuses on the key areas you will need to know to set up your own QuickBooks Company data file for your business. This hands on seminar covers: creating a new QuickBooks data file, setting up users, creating the chart of accounts, backing up your data files, and understanding the reports available within QuickBooks and how to use them. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the seminar. Small business owners who are new to QuickBooks as well as those currently using QuickBooks are encouraged to register. Expected Outcome: Participants will get basic knowledge to set-up QuickBooks for use in their business.
Speaker: Audrey Walker Blackburn
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Do you have questions about how to use your computer, phone, or tablet? How about servers and the cloud as well? Visit our technology clinic to have your questions answered. You may also gain some tips which will result in the growth of your small business. Please register to reserve your time with Triad Tech Guys. Registration required at sbc@forsythtech.edu for your 15-30 minute one-on-one appointment. Expected outcome: Answers to technology questions
Speaker: Tim Dixon
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Location

525 Vine Street (parking behind building from Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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