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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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Thursday, September 08, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Get Found on Google Search and Maps. You want optimal exposure online, so your customers can find you. Are you 'On the Map'? This session is a first in a series, to maximize your web presence. If you have a website, this session is for you. We will help you verify your business on Google, so you can show up on the search, with one click 'map-albe' directions for GPS.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Are you having problems with customers/clients finding you because you do not have a web presence? Google's Get Your Business On the Map program helps small businesses get ahead by hosting a website through StartLogic, with free hosting for a year. This is a perfect time to get your website built and make it easier for your customers to find you.
Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
You will learn the basic information on writing a Nonprofit Organization (NPO) business plan and a NPO Strategic Plan. You will also learn the basics of designing a program that meets the community needs and is fundable.
Speaker: Kathryn Addo, STC Consulting
Friday, September 30, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Generally, any organization or person that intends to directly solicit contributions in North Carolina, or intends to hire a person or business to solicit contributions in North Carolina, must first obtain an appropriate license for CSL. Organizations must renew their licenses each year to maintain licensed status. You will hear from Gail Eluwa, Mba- Director Charitable Solicitation Licensing, NC Department of the Secretary of State, about requirements and steps to be in compliance.
Speaker: Gail Eluwa
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.
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