Our Events

Oct
25
Tue
Business Planning @ Greenville County Library System Five Forks Branch
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 10/25/22
 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 10 places remaining
 10/25/22 1:00 PM (EDT)
 No Fee Earl Gregorich (864) 326-5504
 Greenville County Library System Five Forks Branch 104 Sunnydale Drive, Simpsonville SC 29681 Business Plan

Three versions of a business plan will be discussed, how to use them and strategies for application.

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

SBA Disclaimer: All SC SBDC training events are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that by participating in SC SBDC events, you are automatically authorizing the SC SBDC and its employees to use your photograph or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the SC SBDC, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites and other forms of print and electronic media.

Oct
26
Wed
Government Contracting 101 @ The Opportunity Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Government Contracting

Is your business ready for government contracting? Join the SBA and SC SBDc for this free, IN-PERSON, workshop.  Learn how to grow your business with government contracting.

Topics will include:

  • What makes a business eligible for government contracting?
  • How do I register in the SAM System?
  • How do I obtain a CAGE #?
  • How do I find my NAICS Codes

Presenters:

Angela Brewer – Business Opportunity Specialist – SBA

William Furman – Senior Area Manager – SBA

Scott Poole – Government Contracting Consultant – SC SBDC

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

SBA Disclaimer: All SC SBDC training events are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that by participating in SC SBDC events, you are automatically authorizing the SC SBDC and its employees to use your photograph or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the SC SBDC, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites and other forms of print and electronic media.

Chamber Ambassador Meeting @ Stingray Branding
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

All chamber partners/ambassadors please join us for our regular meeting to help improve the chamber and discuss upcoming events.

Is franchising right for you? Learn from FranNet @ LOOM Coworking, Gallery and Event Space
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Is franchising right for you? Learn from FranNet

 10/26/2022
 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (EDT)
 10/26/2022 11:00 AM (EDT)
 No Fee

 John Blomberg – SBDC Area Manager (803) 323-2283
 120 Academy St, Fort Mill SC 29715-1838

 Franchising, Strategic Planning

Is purchasing a franchise right for you?

Join us at The LOOM as we learn from Mike Hall with FranNet.

Register to join the SBDC and FranNet as we discuss the world of franchising

The SC SBDC advances South Carolina’s economic development by providing entrepreneurs throughout the state with no-fee consulting, affordable training programs and access to an array of resources that can help them expand or create a thriving business.

Register and join us at LOOM to learn more about franchising from FranNet. Lunch will be provided. Please register online and come a little early to grab a slice a pizza and get settled.

LOOM Coworking, Gallery and Event Space
120 Academy Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

SBA Disclaimer: All SC SBDC training events are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that by participating in SC SBDC events, you are automatically authorizing the SC SBDC and its employees to use your photograph or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the SC SBDC, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites and other forms of print and electronic media.

Nov
1
Tue
November 2022 Lunch & Learn @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
November 2022 Lunch & Learn @ Hilton Garden Inn

Event Information:

What: Lunch & Learn discussing many non-profit organizations such as Lowcountry Local First, SC Stingrays, Better K by Rebalance, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and Lowcountry Food Bank.

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport

Ticket Options

Members: $20

Non Members: $30

Day of Event: $35

Sponsorship(s): $200 per table

Speakers:

Kevin Schultz: With SC Stingray Hockey – The main speaker for the event.

About Lowcountry Local First: They cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character. We empower locally-owned businesses to do well and GOOD by amplifying their voices, driving dollars their way, and fostering an environment where they can thrive. We believe relationships and ownership matter — and how we spend our dollars shapes our community in powerful ways.

Kip Watson, Community Builder at LLF: Kip is originally from Boston but came to the Lowcountry to attend the College of Charleston in 2007. He has been busy as a sailing instructor, equity researcher, financial consultant, policy analyst, and most recently a graduate student once again at the College of Charleston. He recently earned his Master of Public Administration degree with a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning. He tailored his coursework to focus on local-level economic development and took his learning outside the classroom working with the MPA Community Assistance Program, NC Growth SmartUp, and the City of Charleston’s Office of Business and Neighborhood Services. When not contemplating the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, you can find Kip on or near the water whether on the beach or a boat, working in the yard with his wife Meghan, or planning his next getaway.

About Lowcountry Orphan Relief: The mission of Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Midlands Orphan Relief is to provide support services and aid to meet the needs of South Carolina children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse, and/or neglect. The vision of Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Midlands Orphan Relief is that no child should be without the necessities in life, regardless of their life circumstances.

Carolina Johnson, Marketing Coordinator at LOR: Caroline is a California native who moved to the Lowcountry just over a year ago and immediately began her work at LOR. Caroline graduated with a communications degree from Regent University in 2016 and has a passion for youth missions. Prior to starting her career in business communications, Caroline traveled across Southeast Asia from 2011-2012 to help children escape human trafficking and receive a proper education.

About Lowcountry Food Bank: They serve more than 200,000 food-insecure individuals every year through our strong relationships with nearly 300 community partners – a network of food pantries, on-site meal programs, school programs, senior programs, veteran’s groups, and shelters. Our dedicated staff works to equitably distribute food across the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina we serve. We provide our partners with fresh fruits and vegetables, shelf-stable food, equipment, nutrition materials, and food safety training.

Alexis Barbalace, Development Officer at Lowcountry Food Bank

Better K by Rebalance

PRIZES

  • 1 free month of Community Coworking at Local Works, a $175+ value (connect with LLF)
  • 2 stingrays hockey tickets
Business Planning @ Greenville County Library System Travelers Rest Branch
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 11/1/22
 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 12 places remaining
 11/1/22 1:00 AM (EDT)
 No Fee

 Earl Gregorich (864) 326-5504
 Greenville County Library System Travelers Rest Branch 17 Center Street, Travelers Rest SC 29690

 Business Plan

Three versions of a business plan will be discussed, how to use them and strategies for application.

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Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

SBA Disclaimer: All SC SBDC training events are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that by participating in SC SBDC events, you are automatically authorizing the SC SBDC and its employees to use your photograph or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the SC SBDC, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites and other forms of print and electronic media.

Nov
2
Wed
SBIR and STTR proposal preparations @ Online Meeting (Live)
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 11/2/2022
 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 85 places remaining
 11/1/2022 4:00 PM (EDT)
 No Fee

 Robert Jones (843) 740-6180

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Government Contracting

SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer).  These programs provide funding for Federal innovation, scientific achievement, and diverse entrepreneurship through small business innovation and research.  Participants will learn:

  1.  What they are.
  2.  How they work.
  3.  How to apply.

Presenter: Scott Poole, Government Contracting Consultant, SC SBDC

This is a Zoom training event.   A laptop or desktop are the best devices for participating in this event.

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

SBA Disclaimer: All SC SBDC training events are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that by participating in SC SBDC events, you are automatically authorizing the SC SBDC and its employees to use your photograph or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the SC SBDC, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites and other forms of print and electronic media.

Nov
3
Thu
Boots to Business – Veteran Entrepreneurship Training @ Jub Hub
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 11/3/2022
 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 25 places remaining
 11/3/2022 8:00 AM (EDT)
 No Fee

 Earl Gregorich (864) 326-5504
 Jud Hub 701 Easley Bridge Road, Ste. 6070, Bldg. 6000 Greenville, SC 29611 info@judhub.com , Greenville SC 29611

 Accounting/Budget, Business Financing, Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning, Buy/Sell Business, Cash Flow Management, Franchising, Government Contracting, Legal Issues, Managing a Business, Marketing/Sales, Risk Management, Selling to Government, Strategic Planning, Veterans Outreach Conf.

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.

Lunch will be on-your-own at nearby/on-site food vendors.

https://www.sba.gov/sba-learning-platform/boots-business

We are located within the Judson Mill building at 701 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville, SC.  Please enter via 2nd Ave.,  The Warehouse building on your right as you come down 2nd Ave.  Please enter between Feed & Seed and BlocHaven.  The Jud Hub is located at the end of that entrance hall on your right.  You can contact the Jud Hub community director at (864) 414-0846 if needed.

Here is a link to the Feed & Seed breakfast/lunch menu:

https://feedandseedsc.com/green-market-cafe/

Nov
15
Tue
Marketing Workshop – Hughes @ Greenville County Library System Hughes Main Library
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 11/15/2022
 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
 Open – 9 places remaining
 11/15/2022 1:00 PM (EST)
 No Fee

 Earl Gregorich (864) 370-1545
 Greenville County Library System Hughes Main Library 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville SC 29601

 Marketing/Sales

Everyone talks about it, a few actually do it but few are successful at it. This course explains various means of marketing a small business and allows attendees to share best practices based on instructor lead examples.

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: Payment of seminar fees may be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

SBA Disclaimer: All SC SBDC training events are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Photography Disclaimer: Please be advised that by participating in SC SBDC events, you are automatically authorizing the SC SBDC and its employees to use your photograph or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the SC SBDC, including but not limited to: publicity, marketing, websites and other forms of print and electronic media.

November 2022 Mixer @ Holy City Brewing
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
November 2022 Mixer @ Holy City Brewing

Join our members and local professionals to connect with each other for the purpose of networking and sharing ideas.

When: Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Where: Holy City Brewing

Who: Business Professionals, Members, & Nonmembers

We will be giving away a $50 gift card to Holy City Brewing!

Join us to meet business professionals from North Charleston and the surrounding area. We look forward to hearing about your business.

This event is sponsored by Palmetto Commercial Properties.