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Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

Phone: 336-334-4822 ext 62001
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The mission of the Small Business Center is to increase the number and success of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention. Our Small Business Center is here to assist you by offering one-on-one confidential business counseling plus workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics. We are a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, networking and referrals.  All of our services are free!  Let our Small Business Center help you develop a plan of action to turn your dreams into a reality!

Guilford Technical Community College's (GTCC) Small Business Center, located in the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship in Greensboro, provides many resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses located in Guilford County, including:

  • Free, confidential, one-to-one counseling;
  • Free seminars, workshops and programs on critical aspects of starting a new business and managing a small business
  • Business plan and feasibility study development
  • Marketing strategies and tactics
  • Licensing, permit, and tax requirements
  • Review and analysis of financial performance
  • Financing options and opportunities for small businesses
  • Resources (books, videos, on-line publications and research tools) to help you successfully start and grow your business

Learn more about the impact that entrepreneurs and small businesses have in Guilford County and find additional organizations that can help you by visiting, an exciting new resource for our area!

GTCC SBC Video - Check out a great video about why you need to attend our free seminars!

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hagenbuch, Director - 336/334.4822 ext. 62003

DarLinda Finch, Administrative Assistant - 336/334.4822 ext. 62001

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Monday, June 27, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Concerned about a level regulatory playing field for your small business? Join Greensboro area small business owners for this unique opportunity to share your concerns directly with the National Ombudsman Earl Gay, Regulatory Fairness Board Member Leo James and other SBA representatives. *Learn how the office of the National Ombudsman, SBA Resource partners and other federal agencies can help your small business save time and money in resolving difficult regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. *Join other small business owners to voice your ideas on federal regulatory challenges facing your business. At the roundtable you'll also be able to: *Provide real-time input on regulatory fairness issues impacting your small business and ways the government can best support small business success. *Learn more about resources and assistance available through the SBA and the Office of the National Ombudsmna and other federal agencies. *Meet local SBA leaders and resource partners.
Speaker: National Ombudsman Earl Gay, Regulatory Fairness Board Member Leo James and other SBA Representatives
Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Have you been thinking about setting up an Online store? Now is the time to learn from Lady Bizness, in this hands-on seminar. In 3 hours you will learn: *Various site options for starting an online store *Using Social Media *Stand Alone vs. Embedded Sited *Tips, Tools and Marketing Your Site. Come join us.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc
Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Social Media Day 2016 Social Media Day is an annual global event on June 30 that recognizes the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. Worldwide. 12-1 pm Roundtable - share tips & tricks and best practices for social media
Speaker: Lady Bizness
Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Explore the world of blogging and find out what resources are needed to start and grow your blog. Learn how you can make money, gain sponsorships and find your niche.
Speaker: Fab Ellis
Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Social Media and Your Website can and should work together. This workshop will teach you how to utilize social media to drive business to your website. Get a list of Top Action Items to have on your website.
Speaker: PhotoBiz
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you interested in starting a Nonprofit and want to find out what it takes to make it successful? Join us to hear from professionals who have started Nonprofits. They can tell you the REAL DEAL about regulations, boards, fundraising, and more.
Speaker: Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting; Alana Allen, I Am Queen; Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
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