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
Please register for our seminars below:
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Monday, November 30, 2015 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Do you have questions about how the SBC can help your business to increase success? Do you want to determine which events to attend? Do you wonder which business counselors have the expertise to help you? Register for a 30 minute one-on-one appointment to get answers to your questions.
Expected outcome: understanding of how the SBC can help you
Speaker: Allan Younger
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The purpose of the Small Business Center is “Increasing Business Success” and this seminar discusses one of the keys. Our ability to communicate the value of our business is essential; a business card is a powerful tool to do so. Many people form their first impressions based on the cards that we place in their hands. We will discuss the do's and don'ts of effective business cards and best practices.
Speaker: Angela Wilder & Allan Younger
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your 15-30 minute one-on-one appointment.
Expected outcome: Answers to technology questions
Speaker: Tim Dixon
Thursday, December 03, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. During this monthly series, past discussions include Partnerships, Professionalism, Productivity, Customer Loyalty, LinkedIn, Marketing Collateral, Business Pitches, Ways to Grow Our Businesses, Networking, Customer Engagement, and Business Research. 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. Expected outcome: Discussions with other business owners about successes and challenges
Speaker: Allan Younger
Thursday, December 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Internet allows businesses of all sizes and from any location to reach new and larger markets and provides opportunities to work more efficiently by using computer-based tools. Whether a business is thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website, cybersecurity should be a part of the plan. Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence.
Expected outcome: How to create customized cybersecurity plans is the walk away from this seminar.
Speaker: Daniel Farmer
Monday, December 07, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The purpose of the Small Business Center is “Increasing Business Success” and this seminar discusses one of the keys. Our ability to effectively manage this major communication method is essential to our success. Join us for this hands-on, interactive clinic. We will explore best practices to minimize email madness.
Speaker: Angela Wilder, Nellie Coates, & Allan Younger
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
"Drive Your Business" - Use Free Resources from the Forsyth County Public Library to:
•Identify Sales Prospects
•Find Sources of Supply
•Target Your Market
•Create Custom Lists
Expected outcome: Understanding of tools for business research
Speaker: Kathleen Wheeless
557 North Chestnut Street (Parking Lot)
Winston Salem, NC 27101