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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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Monday, June 08, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Have you created a food product and want to get it on the store shelves? Our panel of experts can help you learn about: *North Carolina Legal Requirements *How to get into a Local Store *How to get into a National Chain
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
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Social Media Day Mashable launched the event in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. This is the 5th year & Greensboro is celebrating with an entire day of panels, roundtables, and hands-on activities.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Chris Lea, Guilford Women's Magazine,
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

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, May 26, 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
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
(Formerly known as Fast Facts on Starting a Business) This lively seminar provides an overview of the basic requirements, business licensing and assumed name, etc. of starting a business.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
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