Small Business Center: Increasing Business Success

We invite you to meet with the business counselor/mentor that can help you the most.

To connect with one of our business mentors, follow these steps:

Step 1: Please select the mentor whose specialties are most closely aligned with your current needs.

Step 2: After selecting a mentor from the list below, click on one of the time slots when he/she is available during the next few weeks to schedule your appointment.

Step 3: You will be asked to complete a short form to schedule your appointment.

You will receive email confirmation of your scheduled appointment. For more information about our mentors, visit the SBC Team Profiles section of our website at:

http://www.forsythtech.edu/courses-programs/for-businesses/small-business-center/sbc-team-profiles/

Monti Beasley

Specialties: Presentation Skills, Retail, and Team Development
Every Other Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 at the Small Business Center
Limit of two appointments per client.

Jim Blaylock

Specialties: Sales and Marketing: Generate leads, Attract Prospects so you can get your first customer
Mondays at 3:00 and 4:00 at the Small Business Center

Rod Brown

Specialties: Serial Entrepreneur, Business Management, and Thought Leader
Third Wednesdays at 3:00 and 4:00 at the Small Business Center

Joy Dai

Specialties: Strategy & Planning, Business Development, Sales, & eCommerce
Second & Fourth Thursdays at 3:00 and 4:00 at the Small Business Center

Tiffany Dodson

Specialties: Startups, Marketing and Product Launch
Currently Not Available

Balint Gaspar

Specialties: Startups & IT Consulting, Financial Management
Mondays at 4:00 at the Small Business Center
First Tuesdays at 11:00 at the Broyhill Center in Clemmons

Ruben Gonzales

Specialties: Startups & Business Plans, Retail, and Food Services
Tuesdays at 10:00 and 11:00 at the Small Business Center

Raina Haque, Esq.

Specialties: Legal Questions Only: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Contracts Related to Inventions and Creations
Currently Not Available

Taryn Jerez

Specialties: Branding, Content Marketing/Social Media, Creative & Handmade Businesses
First Wednesdays at 3:00 at the Small Business Center

Chris Kelly

Specialties: Business Strategy, Business Pitch, & Succession Planning
Wednesdays at 6:00 at the Small Business Center

Bob Lassiter

Specialties: Budgets, Business Modeling and Profit/Cash Flow Projections
Mondays - Thursdays at 4:00 and 5:00 at the Small Business Center

Thad Lewallen

Specialties: Strategic Management, Marketing & Sales, General Accounting/Bookkeeping, Non Profit Development
Mondays at 5:00 at the Small Business Center

Jody Lohman

Specialties: Business Research and Databases
Visit the reference desk at the Central Library on Fifth Street.
Call 336-703-3023 for an appointment.

Mercedes L. Miller

Specialties: Success Mindset, Productivity Formulas, & Strategic Development
First & Third Tuesdays at 11:00 and 12:00 at the Small Business Center

Carolyn Milliron

Specialties: Construction Industry and Construction Safety
Thursdays at 4:00 and 5:00 at the Small Business Center

Ray Mitchell

Specialties: Web Design and Lead Generation
Second & Fourth Mondays at 5:00 and Second & Fourth Tuesdays at 10:00 and 11:00 at the Small Business Center

Jacqueline Morgan

Specialties: Presentation Skills, Social Media & Marketing, and Website Design
Thursdays at 9:00 and 10:00 at the Small Business Center

Fuller Parham

Specialties: Small Business Lending, Business Plans, and Financial Projections
Wednesdays at 4:00 at the Small Business Center
First Tuesdays at 9:00 at the Broyhill Center in Clemmons

Anita Quarles

Specialties: Accounting, QuickBooks, and Budgeting
Tuesdays at 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 at the Small Business Center

Bob Summers

Specialties: Business Management, Marketing, & Strategic Planning
Mondays at 2:00 and Thursdays at 4:00 at the Small Business Center

Richard Talbot

Specialties: Business Leadership, Customer Service, and Sales
Mondays at 4:00 at the Small Business Center

Marviette A. Usher

Specialties: Personal Style & Business Image; You’re your own BEST Advertisement.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 and second Wednesdays at 6:00 at the Small Business Center

Dick Vann

Specialties: Startups and Business Management
Thursdays at 10:00 at the Small Business Center

Kristie Wallis

Specialties: Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, & Communication Skills
Fourth Wednesdays at 3:00 and 4:00 at the Small Business Center

Jeff Wolfe, Esq.

Specialties: Startups, Non-profits, and Legal
First Thursdays at 2:00 and 3:00 at the Small Business Center