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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 June 30
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.
Thursday, March 05, 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. In this session, attendees will take their existing business plan and put together a set of metrics that will enable them to measure actual successes for their individual business.
Speaker: Kathi Lester, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, March 12, 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. Tour City Hall and its various departments that are setup to help with starting and maintaining your business.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 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
Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Opening a business takes a lot of energy and planning. For those that have a great idea and want to turn it into a business to make money with immediate results they need a program that is geared to go from “Idea to Open” in a short amount of time. The Business Accelerator is a specially designed Bootcamp Style course to get serious entrepreneurs ready to open. Each class is 4 hours long and in 6 short weeks attendees can expect to have a completed strategic, financial, marketing, and business plan. This program is unique as attendees will have one on one access with professionals in the legal, accounting, insurance, financial sector, graphic design, and marketing industries to complete their business vision. Attendees will receive a Business Accelerator Certification upon completion. Flash drive required. No class on April 4th. 3.14.15 Week 1. The Lean Startup: Determining your Legal Needs. Choosing Your Business Identity. Business Development from the ground up with State and City Requirements. 3.21.15 Week 2. The Visual Brand: Creating the aesthetic look, feel, and design of your business. Development of marketing materials and Graphic Design Consultation. 3.28.15 Week 3. Creating Your Customer: Creating a tangible message and client profiles. Use of demographic information to target your client. Business Needs: Brick and Mortar vs Online vs At Home. 4.11.15 Week 4. Show Me the Money: Financial planning and capital to run the business. Assessing the business needs, supplies, and budget designed for solvency. 4.18.15 Week 5. Strategic Marketing & Promotion: Developing your social media & website presence for your brand. Creating a strategic plan for your products and services. 4.25.15 Week 6. Open for Business: Attendees should expect to have at least a one page business plan with a clearly articulated vision that will enable the business to start immediately.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Monday, March 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
****This event was originally scheduled for Monday, February 16th and has been re-scheduled to March 16th, due to inclement weather. The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the National Black MBA Association and the GTCC Small Business Center present Following Your Dream: From Craft to Cash Are you a crafter or a hobbyist that wants to make money selling your products or services? Plenty of people have a hobby or a skill and do not know how to turn it into a business. Meet entrepreneurs who have been able to go from Crafting to CASH! Explore various ways to sell, market, and develop your talent into a business. Open to the public, students, professionals, and entrepreneurs.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cyber attackers don’t care about the size of your company or your bank account. Their goal is to gain access and control of any and all computing devices and they are finding new ways to get access. No company, no organization, no bank account is too small for a cyber-criminal. Any digital network device – wireless, voice, video, gaming, Internet-of-Things can be compromised. Attackers today operate with pinpoint accuracy on each victim individually, trying to find their weak spots to open a lucrative vulnerability and gain control. Attend this seminar to learn ways to protect your business and yourself.
Speaker: Ron Culler, Secure Designs
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