• By Jody Lohman
  • Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Small Business Center "Pathway to Success" series at Southside

Are you thinking about getting into business for yourself? Understanding the basics of starting a business takes you from idea to opportunity. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. Join us for one session, or all, as your schedule allows.

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

FINANCING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

BASICS OF BOOKKEEPING
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium

Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TAXES
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 pm
Southside Branch Auditorium

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales


These programs are part of the Small Business Series at Forsyth County Public Library, in partnership with Forsyth Tech Small Business Center. All sessions are held at the Southside Branch Library, 3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, NC. Call 336-703-2980 for directions to Southside.

For more information about the program, call 336-703-3023 or email lohmanj2@forsyth.cc. You may also register for each session at Forsyth Tech Small Business Center by calling 336-757-3810.

All programs are free and open to the public.

SMALL BUSINESS CENTER
“PATHWAY TO SUCCESS” SERIES at SOUTHSIDE
Most Wednesday Evenings From
March 1 to April 26, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Forsyth County Public Library
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127
336-703-2980