Forsyth Tech Small Business Center
525@Vine - Innovation Quarter
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
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On Demand, available until December 31
On Demand, available until December 31, 2016
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.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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
Thursday, November 03, 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 Women in Entrepreneurship. In this series we discuss the importance for us to understand our customers' "Why?" and connect with it. During this monthly series, past discussions include Digital Marketing, 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 & Fay Horwitt
Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Come learn new ways to market your goods or services ---relying on your time, energy and imagination rather than your bottomless marketing budget (which you most likely don’t have anyway). Learn how to get free publicity, free sales help, new customers, and how to stand out from the crowd ---- on the cheap! This workshop is not a tour through all the guerilla marketing tips , but rather is designed to provide useful answers to the participant’s business challenges.
Speaker: Jim Blaylock
Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the November meeting of the WS Black Chamber of Commerce, members will discuss the success of their small businesses. 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: John Davenport, Davenport Engineering
Friday, November 04, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Participants will learn how to attract customers by developing an effective value statement. We encourage businesses to create their Unique Value Propositions in order to ensure that they meet customer needs. We will explore the importance and impact of value statements. Expected outcome: Increased effective use of value statements.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
We believe that networking is one of the keys to business success. Join the discussion exploring how to best promote your business. Establish partnerships with and gain referrals from other business owners committed to growing your business. No registration is required. Please join us when your schedule allows.
Speaker: Joe Crews - Registration is not required.
525 Vine Street (parking 620 N Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101