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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

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Friday, April 03
Inventors Liftoff, a collaboration between The Forge and the Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneur Connection, is an event to inspire, inform, and showcase inventors and innovators in Greensboro, NC and the Triad Region. This free event will take place April 1-3 2015 at Gibbs Hundred Brewery and The Forge, and is open to the public. Registration is required. “All inventors are called ‘fools’ until they make money, so we couldn’t think of a better day to launch this support event than April Fools Day,” said Joel Leonard, Community Development Coordinator at The Forge. Successful inventors will share their stories and inspire other promising inventors to transform their own ideas to actuality. Inventors at every stage will receive tactical advice from experts on topics including intellectual property protection, industrial design, prototyping, finding investment funding, as well as marketing and communication. “We are excited to see what local innovators are working on, and to showcase the success of other local inventors,” Leonard added. “It’s time to raise awareness about the great startups and entrepreneurs coming out of the Triad.”
Thursday, April 02, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Business Readiness Certification, in collaboration with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Community Development Fund and GTCC Small Business Center, the GCDF BRC is a 10 week business program, providing education and business preparation for small business owners and start-up. How does a marketing strategy help position your business for success? Before your spend money on the next media opportunity, have a strategic plan.
Speaker: Doug Bartow
Thursday, April 09, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Business Readiness Certification, in collaboration with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Community Development Fund and GTCC Small Business Center, the GCDF BRC is a 10 week business program, providing education and business preparation for small business owners and start-up. Learn the elements of a business loan, how credit works, and the types of credit that are available for businesses.
Speaker: Rendell Richards
Friday, April 10, 2015 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
We want to hear from you! If the GTCC Small Business Center (SBC) has helped you start or grow your business, through seminars or one-on-one counseling, we want to hear your Success Stories. Help us spread the word about the benefits of working with the SBC, and get your name out to the rest of the state (if you so choose). We are hosting a “Success Story” seminar, so you can tell your story. Those who register to attend will receive a questionnaire before the session to help you prepare your story for a 2-5 minute video. You will receive a digital copy/access to the video to use in your marketing activities as our thanks for your participation.
Speaker: DarLinda Finch and Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the National Black MBA Association in conjunction with the GTCC Small Business Center present Following Your Dream "Beauty Behind the Scenes" Discover the vast world of the beauty industry and get an inside look from professionals who know the trade. Learn about Barbering, Cosmetology, Skincare, Natural Hair, Nails, Products, and Distribution from a business perspective. Understand rules and regulation in the state of North Carolina that govern ethical business practices as well as tips and tools that our professionals use to start, sustain, and market their businesses. Find out how our professionals navigate to make their businesses successful and how you can too. This event is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. This will be a panel of businesses that make hair/body/beauty products. Full description coming soon.
Speaker: Moderated by Lady Bizness
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
***GTCC is closed Thursday, February 19th. This class will be rescheduled. New date to be posted soon. *** Business Readiness Certification, in collaboration with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Community Development Fund and GTCC Small Business Center, the GCDF BRC is a 10 week business program, providing education and business preparation for small business owners and start-up. This session helps you find the key market data needed for your business plan. Get the tools to identify information about your industry, competitors and target audience through market research. The business plan is an important component for success.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Technology Thursday this month is Government Contracting. Learn how to 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 MBC
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