Greensboro Minority Enterprise & Development Week #MEDWeek 

The City’s Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Office is hosting several events for Greensboro’s second annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week September 26-30. 

 

Activities, all of which are open to the public, include networking opportunities, workshops, and a luncheon. For full details, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/MEDWeek. Most events require advance registration.

Greensboro’s MED Week was organized by the Greensboro MED Week committee, which includes representatives from Guilford County, NC A&T State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Guilford County Schools.

The purpose of national MED Week, which is celebrated across the country by municipalities like Greensboro and other public agencies, is to provide business development opportunities to firms and celebrate the accomplishments of minority and women businesses enterprises (M/WBE) during the past year. 

For more information, call the City’s M/WBE office at 336-373-2674.

In addition to the aforementioned events, we are facilitating a host of workshops for the startup and existing businesses needing hands on training. 

Instagram Made Easy
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Monday, September 26, 2016 
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Greensboro
Instagram is the “it” thing in social media. Find out how your business can benefit from this platform and grow sales online. This 3 hour workshop will teach you the following:
• How to start an Instagram page for your business
• How to gain followers and keep them engaged daily
• How to integrate Instagram into your current marketing plan
• Apps that can be used to make your photos stand out & save you time
Speaker(s): Lady Bizness, Inc.

Fee: Free
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360060

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Thinking of Starting Your Own Business?
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Greensboro
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(s): SBTDC

Fee: Free
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360074

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Marketing Your Small Business
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Greensboro Public Library
Main Branch
Greensboro
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker(s): Lady Bizness

Fee: Free
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360047

How to Find Your Customers
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Guilford Technical Community College Small Business Center
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Greensboro
Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker(s): Lady Bizness
Co-Sponsor(s): Greensboro & High Point Public Libraries

Fee: Free
https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=230360056

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