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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.
Friday, August 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
***This seminar is for Business Counselors and Business Service Providers*** Client engagement over the lifecycle of a healthy business will result in the transfer, sale or dissolution of their business assets. This presentation outlines a process for the counselors' use in this area of counseling. All owners will exit their business one day. Presenter Bio: Andrew Santulli has over 35 years of experience in the furnishings industry. His career in the industry began with Ethan Allen in Danbury CT and his work continued as a controller in Vermont and a plant manager in western PA. Andrew joined Hon Industries in Williamsport PA, as vice-pres. of operations for three states, before relocating to North Carolina for Masco Home Furnishings. At Masco his responsibilities extended into South East Asia and Europe. In 2001 he started Cambium Company in NC. Cambium engaged in product developing and international sourcing. Andrew is currently a business counselor with the North Carolina - SBTDC. Drawing on his domestic and international experience his focus includes opportunities for business growth with a global model. As a business counselor, Andrew works with startups and existing business organizations in a variety of fields. His clients include those in health & human services, food & entertainment, manufacturing & financial services.
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
Thursday, October 29, 2015 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, November 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Start-up Assistance

Monday, August 31, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We are fortunate in Guilford County to have a wealth of information and services available for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. CPR stands for Community Program Resources. Come learn from the City of Greensboro's M/WBE office and the local IRS office about how they can help you with your business.
Speaker: IRS and M/WBE
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Location

1451 South Elm Eugene Street
Suite 1201
Greensboro, NC 27406
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