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GTCC Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

Phone: 336-334-4822 ext 62001
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The objective of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is to increase the success rate and the number 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!

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hagenbuch, Director - 336/334.4822 ext. 62003

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

Online Request for Counseling


On Demand, available until June 30
This online course summarizes IRS resources for small business owners using the following media: (1) On the web at, (2) Tax Publications, (3) Videos and (4) Social Media. It also provides specific resource information for the Recordkeeping and Understanding Gross Business Receipts issues. This is a self-paced course that is delivered via an electronic file that describes and links to various IRS resources.
Location: Online
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Self-Publishing can be an intimidating and daunting task. This will give you opportunity to share ideas, troubles, solutions and support others in the same venture. This will be the first of hopefully many (monthly) round-tables, where we can use Teamwork to make the Dream Work.
Speaker: Facilitator: DarLinda Finch
Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Thursdays Series presents Hackers 1 : Your Company 0 – It’s not IF you’ll have an internet security incident, it’s WHEN program. Beat the hackers and secure your company. Find out how to protect your business from internet cyber attacks before it happens.
Speaker: Ron Culler, Secure Designs
Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Thursdays Series presents How to Find Government Contracts on the Internet program. Increase your business opportunities and learn the basics of government procurement. Find out how to let government agencies know about your products and services.
Speaker: Rick Gilmore, NC Military Business Center and George Griffin, PTAC/SBTDC
Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Thursdays Series presents Marketing Research Tools to Grow Your Business program. Get information about your customers, prospects, and competition. Learn about current and reliable sources of information to help grow your business.
Speaker: Alisha Webb, GTCC

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 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
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This lively seminar, a prelude to the four week course on starting your own business, provides an overview of the basic requirements of starting and successfully operating a business. Co-sponsored with Greensboro and High Point Public Libraries. These classes are FREE.
Speaker: SourceHorizon
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