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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

Please register for our educational events below:

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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.

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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, (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, September 29, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Entrepreneurial Equation is a 40-minute program designed to help educate business owners about tools and strategies to help make building, running and preserving a business easier.
Speaker: Sean Newby
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, October 06, 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 the importance of Clarity, Community, & Confidence in managing our businesses. It's important for you to understand your 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
Thursday, October 06, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In this educational seminar, you’ll gain and overview and knowledge on: — The newest web design trends to help set your website apart — How to avoid turning away 70% of your website traffic — How to take advantage of the mobile movement — How to turn your website into a powerful lead magnet
Speaker: Wes Hamond
Thursday, October 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Creative business owners often struggle with the business aspect of their ventures. Do you give your art and craft work away? Why not learn how to make some money selling it? Learn about “shameless self-promotion” and why it is so important. Discover your comfort zone and learn how to break out of it to find new opportunities and new customers. This seminar is designed for visual artists who struggle with trying to make a living with their talents. Students are invited to bring a piece of their work. Directions -
Speaker: Greta Lint
Thursday, October 06, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the October 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: Ernie Pitt of the Winston-Salem Chronicle
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525 Vine Street (parking behind building from Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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