Our clinics are hands-on, interactive workshops rather than presentation-based seminars. They have quickly proven to be very beneficial to the business owners that have participated in them.

Their descriptions are as follows:

Marketing Clinics

Ask the Marketing & Sales Coach

No question too big or too small…”What’s the quickest, fastest, easiest way to grow my business?” “How much should I charge for my product” “How do I find customers?” These are typical questions small business owners have. Now you can get your answers in an easy open-forum setting.

Better Business Bureau

BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Challenge “Business as Usual” in your workplace. Today’s economy embraces a new, creative and fresh approach based on the foundations of trust and collaboration. Participate in an entrepreneurial think tank that will impact the way we lead, innovate and succeed.

Business Card Clinic

Our ability to communicate the value of our business is essential; a business card is a powerful tool to do so. Many people form their first impressions based on the cards that we place in their hands. We will discuss the do’s and don’ts of effective business cards and best practices.

LinkedIn Clinic

In this clinic, participants will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of LinkedIn. They will enhance their profiles, learn about groups, leverage recommendations, and much more. The purpose of LinkedIn (social media for business people), is to build relationships that can lead to partnerships and sales.

Pitch Clinic

The purpose of the Small Business Center is “Increasing Business Success” and this seminar discussed one of the keys. Our ability to communicate the value of our businesses is essential. During this one-on-one session, you will explore, share, and refine your business concepts and unique value propositions. As a special gift, we will arrange for your to have a professional headshot taken during your visit. Please request your 15 or 30 minute appointment by sending an email to sbc@forsythtech.edu.

Presentation Clinic

The purpose of this session is for business owners to practice speaking to an audience and obtain feedback prior to their actual presentations. This is an opportunity to refine your message and gain a comfort level before money is at stake. Our ability to communicate the value of our businesses is essential. As a special gift, we will arrange for your to have a professional headshot taken during your visit.

Social Media Strategies

Facebook, Pintrest, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Instagram… With 89% of Americans online regularly, businesses must have an internet presence to be relevant. But which social media should we concentrate on? Are we expected to juggle them all? We will learn how to use social media effectively—and which social media outlets to focus on—to grow our business and audience engagement.

 

Productivity Clinics

Business Info to Go

“Drive Your Business” – Use Free Resources from the Forsyth County Public Library to:

  • Identify Sales Prospects
  • Find Sources of Supply
  • Target Your Market
  • Research Competition
  • Improve Sales
  • Create Custom Lists

Ending Email Madness

Our ability to effectively manage this major communication method is essential to our success. Join us for this hands-on, interactive clinic. We will explore best practices to minimize email madness.

Increasing Your Business Success

Do you have questions about how the SBC can help your business to increase success? Do you want to determine which events to attend? Do you wonder which business counselors have the expertise to help you? Register for a 15 minute one-on-one appointment to get answers to your questions. Expected outcome: understanding of how the SBC can help you.

Law Clinic

The Wake Forest School of Law Community Law Clinic is a clinical education program launched in 2009 at Wake Forest University School of Law. CLC students host office hours at the Small Business Center so that you can schedule a confidential appointment. The CLC has assisted clients with hundreds of legal matters since opening in 2009, including those related to:

  • Small businesses and startups
  • Nonprofits
  • Art and intellectual property
  • Consumer transactions

Meet Your Financial Partner

Do you have questions that you want to ask about lending or banking? Do want to get ready for your official visit to the bank or credit union? Do you understand how they can help you to start or grow your business? Do you want to learn best practices that move you from pretty good to very good? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you should take advantage of this opportunity to meet those who are committed to your financial success. You will have the opportunity to speak with them confidentially about your financial needs.