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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, 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!

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

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

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Thursday, April 30, 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.
Monday, May 11, 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, May 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Learn the ins and outs of logistics—including terminology and best practices—from Charles Edwards, an expert in the logistics industry. Beneficial for all business sizes. Check with your local SBC Director for questions. Martha Larson, host Director, (336) 224-4557. Includes lunch.
Speaker: Charles Edwards, Executive Director - NC Center for Global Logistics
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Do you find the business plan scary and don't know where to start your research? Come learn how using the Lean Canvas Model can help you focus in to the key ingredients to research for your business plan.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
SEO can be a powerful tactic for attracting new clients to your business. But search engine optimization is also the most misunderstood and abused area of digital marketing. In this presentation we will share: Technical tips that will make it easier for search engines to read and rank your website. Myths about SEO that are a waste of your time and money. Marketing advice that will help you convert search engine traffic into paying customers. There is no cost ot attend this seminar however registration is required.
Speaker: Carrie Hamrick, Photo Biz
Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Get information about your customers, prospects, and competition. Learn about current and reliable sources of information to help grow your business.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
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
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