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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 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)  mthagenbuch@gtcc.edu

Vacant, Administrative Assistant - 336/334.4822 ext. 62001   sbc@gtcc.edu



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Events

On Demand, available until December 31
Buying A Business is a comprehensive course on how to buy the right business at the right price. Developed by entrepreneurs who buy businesses for a living, this course offers advice and wisdom in such areas as: the key questions to ask of any seller, the due diligence process, valuing a business and determining the offer, negotiation steps and tactics, and sample legal agreements. Topics covered by this course include: The pros and cons Finding businesses for sale The key questions to ask Valuing the business Negotiating the offer Structuring the transaction Financing the purchase Performing due diligence Creating a business plan Post purchase priorities Course Objectives To help you understand the pros and cons of buying a business. To review the key questions you need to ask when buying any business. To demonstrate the best ways to negotiate the sale of a business to get the best price To checklist those items you need to collect when performing your research and due diligence. To present the factors involved in structuring the deal and obtaining financing. Course is approximately 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours in length and provides over 221 animated slides complete with voiceover narration.
Speaker: SmallBizU
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Start-up Assistance

On Demand, available until December 31
Every new venture has to work the complex decision of what legal structure to choose for the business. This course breaks down this decision into its essential characteristics simplifying the decision -making process. An in-depth discussion is presented about the pros and cons of such structures as the sole proprietorship, partnership, "c" or "s" corporation, and the limited liability company (LLC). As part of this course, a legal structure wizard ranks the best structure to choose for your business based on a series of questions that account for risk, complexity, types of ownership, and so forth. Once you have selected the best structure, the course then presents each of the forms that are necessary to file and set up your business from a legal requirements perspective. A final section of the course deals with employees and the legal implications surrounding this important responsibility. Each of the forms needed to successfully hire and manage employees is presented. Topics covered by this course include: What is a legal structure? The different types of legal structures The sole proprietorship The general partnership The "c" corporation The "s" corporation The limited liability company (LLC) Selecting your legal structure The forms that you will need Employee issues and requirements Course Objectives To help you understand the different legal structures that are available when starting a business. To help you understand the advantages and disadvantages between the different legal structures. To help you choose what legal structure is most appropriate for your business. To provide you with the forms that you need for the formation of your selected structure. To inform you about employee issues and provide you with the forms that every employer needs. Course is approximately 2 hours to 2.5 hours in length and provides over 129 animated slides complete with voiceover narration.
Speaker: SmallBizU
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 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
Friday, January 05, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Our Annual Small Business Summit - Start-up Track is to assist you with an entire day of seminars to help you along your journey. This program is brought to you by GTCC Small Business Center, the Greensboro & High Point Chambers of Commerce and the Guilford Merchants Association. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, SCORE, CES Graphic Media, and iHeartRadio.
Speaker: SBA, NCMBC; SBTDC/PTAC; IRS; DOR; Elon University School of Law; NK Patent Law;
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Lady Bizness, Inc.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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
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Greensboro, NC 27406
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