SBCN - North Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network
 Services Contact Your Local SBC Resources FAQa

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:

Online Request for Counseling


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...

Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This is a Q&A drop in session rather than a presentation. Do you have questions that you want to ask about lending or banking? Do want to get ready for your official visit to the bank or credit union? Do you understand how they can help you to start or grow your business? Do you want to learn best practices that move you from pretty good to very good? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you should take advantage of this opportunity to meet those who are committed to your financial success. You will have the opportunity to speak with them confidentially about your financial needs.
Speaker: Gary Cagle
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. In January, one of the obstacles that we discussed was failure to take care of ourselves as business owners. This month we will discuss the importance of self-care. Participants will experience simple self-care tools to use for life. 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. Discussion topics will be based largely upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants.
Speaker: Kim DeWindt & Allan Younger
Thursday, March 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
Thursday, March 02, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the monthly 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: Joe Dudley
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
SYN(HER)GY Night is a powerful monthly gathering for Winston-Salem women entrepreneurs. Join us for an evening of networking, impactful learning, and community-building. Each month we will gather for a short time of networking and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation on a relevant business topic. We will close with a motivating success story from an local woman entrepreneur. Who might our next speaker!
Speaker: Fay Horwitt
Find More Events....


525 Vine Street
(parking 620 N Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101
For driving directions, enter your street address and/or zip code