Free SBC seminars announced for May



Surry Community College’s Small Business Center will be holding free seminars and workshops in May at various locations in Surry County, N.C.

  • Grant Writing 101 will be the subject of a workshop on Tuesday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Public Safety, 1220 State St., Mount Airy, N.C. As funding becomes more difficult to secure, nonprofit organizations face significant challenges to fulfill their missions.

This three-hour seminar reviews the questions nonprofits need to answer prior to searching and applying for grant funds, outlines the seven basic elements of most proposals, and shows participants how to match their needs to the funder’s priorities. Participants will focus on the major questions that need answering prior to completing a grant application and incorporating these answers into research and subsequently a competitive proposal.

  • The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the seminar held in Mount Airy. To register for these seminars or to view a complete listing of the upcoming Small Business Center offerings in Surry and Yadkin counties, visit

Anyone in need of information about confidential, one-on-one counseling and resource referrals may contact Dale Badgett at or call (336) 386-3685. You can follow the Small Business Center on Facebook @surrysbc.