GTCC 6th Annual Small Business Summit



December 28, 2014

JAMESTOWN, N.C.  – Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or looking to improve an existing one, begin the New Year equipped with the right skills to run a successful business in 2015.

On January 9, the GTCC Small Business Center in partnership with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the High Point Chamber of Commerce and the Guilford Merchants Association, will host its 6th Annual Small Business Summit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at GTCC’s Donald W. Cameron Campus, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax. The free event offers local entrepreneurs as well as potential and existing business owners an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, receive hands-on practical information and resources that can be used immediately in their business plan or operation.

Participants will learn from an array of local experts on topics including marketing on a start-up budget (Chisa “Lady Bizness” Pennix-Brown); franchising your business (Chris Sugg with FranNet); navigating federal taxes (Evelyn Williams of the IRS); and understanding Intellectual Properties (Attorney Justin Nifong). There will also be an entrepreneurship panel.

“The Small Business Summit provides local entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing business owners with an opportunity to go from concept to creation and from creation to growth,” said Mark Hagenbuch, director of GTCC’s Small Business Center. “For this year’s event, we’re introducing new seminars to provide more comprehensive information for start-up businesses and more in-depth opportunities for existing growth.
Attendees will have every opportunity to foster substantial relationships for their business success in the New Year.”

Participants can choose from two tracks: Start-Up or Existing. To register, visit the following links:


This year’s event sponsors include Wells Fargo, Microsoft, CES Graphic Media, North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the City of Greensboro and Economic Development and Business Support (EDBS).

For more information, contact DarLinda Finch at

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves approximately 45,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


Originally Published by Carla Kusinski of GTCC Marketing Department

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