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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 .

Staff:  Nell Perry, Della Lawson, and Allan Younger
Ambassadors: Audrey Blackburn, 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.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
"Drive Your Business" - Use Free Resources from the Forsyth County Public Library to: •Identify Sales Prospects •Research Competition •Find Sources of Supply •Improve Sales •Target Your Market •Create Custom Lists Expected outcome: Understanding of tools for business research
Speaker: Jody Lohman
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 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. 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
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Isn’t it great to have friends? People you can turn to in times of need or times of excitement? Odd thing is, professionals experience times of need and excitement in their work lives, too. Having a rolodex of dependable work friends who understand what it is you do and how you can mutually benefit each other is priceless. BBB offers guidance to building and maintaining advantageous professional relationships.
Speaker: Brian Wright
Tuesday, December 20, 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.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Goodwill Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a group of local business and community professionals that provide advice and support to Goodwill’s Workforce Development Services Division. Join us at this holiday social to celebrate the season with Goodwill and BAC members. This meeting will be held at the BB&T Stadium and refreshments will be served.
Speaker: Various
Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. In December we discussed our plans for a successful 2017. This month we will explore ways to overcome the obstacles to our success. It's important for you to be intentional in planning for your success. The purpose of the Small Business Center is “Increasing Business Success” and we will explore ways to do this during each roundtable. You are invited to bring your lunch. During this monthly series, past discussions include Success 2017, Women Entrepreneurship, Clarity, Community, & Confidence, 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. Discussion topics will be based largely upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants.
Speaker: Allan Younger
Thursday, January 05, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the January 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: Sandy and Lafayette Jones, SMSI Marketing
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(parking 620 N Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
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