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 Ambassadors: Audrey Blackburn, Nellie Coates, and Angela Wilder
Please register for our educational events below:
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
This networking group recently moved its meeting location to the Small Business Center. 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, August 31, 2016 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, September 01, 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 trends in digital marketing. It's important for us to understand your customers' needs and how they impact our ability to in managing our businesses. During this monthly series, past discussions include 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. 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 & Daryl Shaw
Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar is a continuation from Grant Seeking/Grant Writing 101. Business owners will refine and further develop strategies to submit successful grant proposals. Examination of specific grant components and concepts helps to achieve proficiency.
Speaker: Calvin Patterson
Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the September 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: Terry Carson of Zael's Florist & Gloria Hairston
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, September 08, 2016 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
525 Vine Street (parking behind building from Research Parkway)
Winston Salem, NC 27101