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FTCC’s Small Business & Technology Development Center Is Here To Help!!!

The SBTDC is committed to providing knowledge, education and other supportive resources that enable existing small and mid-sized businesses, emerging entrepreneurs, and local/state leaders to innovate and succeed. Through the experience and skill of SBTDC staff across our statewide network of 16 university-affiliated offices, we are able to reach and serve a diverse client base and quickly support their changing needs.

Take advantage of these upcoming events (November 5 – November 14):

 

eBay Store  (Register)

Monday, November 04, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This seminar will take business owners to the next level of their eBay experience. This hands-on seminar is a fantastic way to provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to become eBay Store owners. You will learn how to optimize your eBay store, how to market your eBay store more effectively and how to list and sell your items in your eBay store.

Speaker: Nick Hawks

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC/Northwest Forsyth Center, Northwest Center, King, NC

 

Facebook for Small Business  (Register)

Monday, November 04, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

If your business targets consumers, Facebook pages provide a great resource to connect, engage and build relationships that provide opportunities to drive customers to your store and website. We’ll show you how to get started, and how to manage and engage with your followers in a way to drive business opportunities.

Speaker: Teddy Burriss

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

 

Time Management Tips & Tricks for Small Business Owners  (Register)

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Do people always seem to wait on you to show up? Do you regularly miss deadlines? Do your responsibilities seem to be out of control? If so, this workshop is for you. Unfortunately, there is no secret formula that always works for everyone. Business owners will learn about several time management strategies and select some of them to add to their own arsenal.

Speaker: Allan Younger

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Starting A Business  (Register)

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In this seminar, participants identify the personal qualities and skills of successful business owners and other “keys to success” that contribute to the success of small businesses. Participants assess their current skills and knowledge of small business ownership and develop a learning plan to assist them in growing successful enterprises. Participants review the legal and administrative steps necessary to getting a business started and examine the qualities of a model business.

Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

 

Selling Items On eBay  (Register)

Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

During this fast-paced seminar, business owners will learn the best practices to use when setting up an account, advertising items for sale, taking payments and shipping. Topics will include eBay features and policies, registering an account, choosing formats and categories, writing descriptions that sell, taking and submitting photos, using the help section, feedback, using PayPal and shipping tips.

Speaker: Nick Hawks

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

 

Thinking of Starting Your Own Business  (Register)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? This seminar covers the issues that an individual should consider before thinking about opening the doors. In other words, this seminar 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.

Speaker: Susan Reagan

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

 

Facebook for Small Business  (Register)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

If your business targets consumers, Facebook pages provide a great resource to connect, engage and build relationships that provide opportunities to drive customers to your store and website. We’ll show you how to get started, and how to manage and engage with your followers in a way to drive business opportunities.

Speaker: Teddy Burriss

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC/ Stokes Center, Stokes County Center – Dodgetown, Walnut Cove

 

Developing A Small Business Marketing Plan  (Register)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In this seminar, participants focus on the marketing plan and the importance of market analysis in projecting sales. Participants identify market segments and use market segmentation to project sales. Participants will analyze the connection between a business’ marketing plan and cash flow statement, and will use market analysis to evaluate the ability of a marketing plan to produce sales. Participants will use a variety of sample tools to develop a marketing plan for a sample business.

Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

 

Beyond The Basics of Selling Items on eBay   (Register)

Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This seminar takes business owners to the next level of their eBay experience. This hands-on seminar provide a step-by-step approach to those individuals who are ready to take the next step in their experience as sellers on the world’s leading online marketplace.

Speaker: Nick Hawks

Location: Forsyth Tech SBC, Chamber Building, Winston Salem

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