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Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Greensboro

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 GreensboroEntrepreneur.com, 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  mthagenbuch@gtcc.edu

DarLinda Finch, Administrative Assistant - 336/334.4822 ext. 62001   dkfinch@gtcc.edu



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Events

On Demand, available until December 31
This online course summarizes IRS resources for small business owners using the following media: (1) On the web at IRS.gov, (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.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Small Businesses in the Triad may not have all the available resources of a larger enterprise, however their data is just as important to protect. All though almost everyone backs up their data in some capacity, traditional data backups such as tapes, external drives, or simple cloud solutions are no longer sufficient in today’s fast pace world. Intelligent Business Continuity goes beyond data protection; delivering automated assurance continuous protection secured storage, and instant recovery. Register today to learn more.
Speaker: Beacon Technologies
Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Does your website make your brand shine? Or does it embarrass you? A great website can be a window into your unique personality and creative process. In this presentation we’ll show you how to create a website that represents you and resonates with your target audience.
Speaker: Carrie Hamrick, Photo Biz
Thursday, August 27, 2015 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, September 17, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Potential clients choose to do business with people they know, like, and trust. And happy clients love to refer new business to you, if you can stay top-of-mind with them. Creating and maintaining connection with clients is simple when you’re face-to-face, but how do you engage with them online? In this presentation we will cover: *Why consistency is the key to branding *What clients want to see on your website *The smart way to use social media *And more…
Speaker: Carrie Hamrick, Photo Biz
Thursday, September 24, 2015 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

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 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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Location

1451 South Elm Eugene Street
Suite 1201
Greensboro, NC 27406
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