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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 and at the Chamber of Commerce in High Point, 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

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 (Greensboro) / 336/878.3923 (High Point)

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

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Monday, October 03, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Want to design a website, but don't know where to start? Have a website and want to start over? All Businesses need an online presence and "Websites Made Easy" will help you create a winning site. This 3 hour workshop will help you to do the following: • Review multiple site options • Understand the differences in Blogs, Traditional Sites, and Landing Pages • Create content that uses keywords and reinforces SEO • Analyze good design that you can implement
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This seminar will help you use Google tools to grow your business online. Learn about the free tools to show you how people search Google and how they use your website.
Monday, October 17, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 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: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Learning about Google Analytics can be a huge tool for your online business marketing. Do you know who uses your webiste? How do people get to your website? Where do they go once on your website. Are you holding your customer's attention or are they leaving your site on first page? Learn how to use Google Analytics to make better use of your online presence.

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Do you have products you want to sell? Have you been thinking about opening a retail store? Before you do, try opening a Pop UP Shop! Join us and meet our creatives in the community who help others sell their products using a short term Pop Up Shop. This is a great way to test your products on real people and see what they are willing to pay for what you have to offer. Learn about some of the most popular Pop Up Shops in the Triad and decide if you would like to start your own.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? This course covers the issues that an individual should consider before thinking about opening the doors. In other words, this course is the starting point on your journey into business ownership. Learn how to identify critical issues and make the right decisions as you prepare to start your business. Co-Sponsored with the SBTDC.
Speaker: SBTDC
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