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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 .

Directions to Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter:
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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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...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Financial management is vital to a small business. Come join us for a discussion about steps to gain a better understanding of key elements in managing your business finances. We will explore book keeping, profit and loss sheets, managing cash flow, and how to prepare for lending. Expected Outcome: Learn ways to know your business profitability, forecast you growth, plan for diversification, and prepare for financing.
Speaker: Madison Potter
Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
At each gathering, we will explore ways that we can be empowered and enhance our resilience so as to improve our business success. This will include opportunities for open-ended discussion, focused on the issues raised by participants. You are invited to bring your lunch.
Speaker: Dr. Kim DeWindt
Thursday, September 28, 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
Speaker: Karen Barnes
Monday, October 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you familiar with the challenges of managing and leading a non-profit organization? Have you considered the primary areas of focus to be efficient and effective in delivering to your community? This seminar details the many aspects of keeping your non-profit organization productive and profitable. Expected Outcome: Participants will gain basic understanding and overview of Managing a Non-Profit.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson, Earnest Harvest LLC
Tuesday, October 03, 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, October 03, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
SYN(HER)GY Night is a powerful monthly gathering for Winston-Salem women entrepreneurs. As women, we know our time is precious. Life moves fast. You don't want to take years to get your business off the ground. Join us this as we continue this three month series focused on Lean Startup, a powerful strategy for planning and launching your venture without writing a traditional, lengthy business plan. As always, we'll approach the topic from the perspective of business and personal development.
Speaker: Fay Horwitt
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whether you are new or existing small business, a solid plan to manage the customer's journey from sales to service is essential. The practical insights in this 2 hour session will provide each company with a plan to prepare for the next level. The workshop will be interactive with tools and breakout sessions. Expected Outcome: Participants will be able to design a plan, access their process through the customer's lens, create a journey map, adhere to their promise and know the pain points.
Speaker: Jamonica Hill
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