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October 2022 Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
October 2022 Lunch & Learn @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Topics for Lunch and Learn: The economic impact of the military in South Carolina Date of L&L: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 Time of Event: Start: 11:30 End: 1:130 Location (Name and Address): Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport 5265 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418   Ticket prices and titles (and any description that should be on tickets): Members: $20 Non Members: $30 Day of Event: $35 Sponsorship(s): $200 per table   SPEAKERS DAN BEATTY Dan Beatty is the Chairman of the South Carolina Military Base Task Force. Beatty was commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer following his graduation from West Point in 1990 with a Systems Engineering degree. During his assignments, Dan served in numerous locations with overseas deployments including Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, finishing his career as the Chief of Staff for Ft Jackson. After transitioning from the Army, he served as the Director of Support for the South Carolina Disaster Relief Organization to provide relief to those affected in the October 2015 floods. Dan is also the Chief Compliance Officer for the South Carolina Education Lottery.   COLONEL MICHAEL A. FREEMAN Colonel Michael A. Freeman is the Commander of the 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston.[...]
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Business Financial Planning 11:00 am
Business Financial Planning @ Online Meeting (Live)
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Business Financing, Cash Flow Management, Managing a Business Description: In the Business Financial Planning Webinar, we will discuss Financial Reports (Balance Sheet, P&L, Cash Flow, Break Even) We will answer the following questions:        What they are and how to use them in analysis and decision making?        Why are financial reports so important?        How will these help me during the lending process? 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[...]
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Let’s Start a Business! 1:00 pm
Let’s Start a Business! @ Online Meeting (Live)
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Let's Start a Business! @ Online Meeting (Live)
Date: 10/13/22 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT) Status: Open – 84 places remaining Registration Deadline: 10/12/22 4:00 PM (EDT) Fee: No FeePoint of Contact: Robert Jones (843) 740-6180Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning Description: Tired of working for someone else? Do you have an idea for a business? How do you turn a hobby into a profitable venture? Join this free, one-hour SC SBDC webinar and learn the steps to starting a successful business. What you will learn: What resources are available? Where do I find the resources to start a business? What actions do I need to take to make my hobby or idea a successful business? Presenter – Bob Jones, Business Consultant, Columbia Area SBDC   Instructions:This is a Zoom event.   The link will be emailed when registration closes. A desktop or laptop are the recommended devices for this training 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[...]
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Business Start-up (IN-PERSON WORKSHOP) 9:30 am
Business Start-up (IN-PERSON WORKSHOP) @ Spartanburg County Public Library
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Business Start-up (IN-PERSON WORKSHOP) @ Spartanburg County Public Library
Date: 10/18/22 Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (EDT) Status: Open – 19 places remaining Registration Deadline: 10/18/22 8:00 AM (EDT) Fee: No Fee Point of Contact: Katrina Meeks (864) 592-6318 Location: Spartanburg County Public Library 151 S Church St, Spartanburg SC 29306 Training Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning Description:   Always wanted to start your own small business?  Learn how with the Spartanburg Area SBDC. What’s you will learn: Planning essentials from start-up feasibility planning to the business plan. Instructions:This is an in-person workshop only. Get Directions 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[...]
How to Obtain Financing 11:00 am
How to Obtain Financing @ Online Meeting (Live)
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Business Financing, Cash Flow Management Description: In the How to Obtain Financing Webinar, we will discuss the financial data needed to prepare projections needed for a business loan or lender presentation. Also, we have a subject matter expert that will provide information on Understanding Funding:        Packaging a loan application        Types of funding        What type applies to your stage of business This session will also include information on Preparing for the Lender’s Decision:        Self-Analyzing of your business plan and projections and how to address common rebuttals.        Growth Funding – Defining growth and using financial projections to test growth plans. 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[...]
Business Planning 1:00 pm
Business Planning @ Greenville County Library System Hughes Main Library
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Planning @ Greenville County Library System Hughes Main Library
Date: 10/18/22 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT) Status: Open – 6 places remaining Registration Deadline: 10/18/22 1:00 PM (EDT) Fee: No FeePoint of Contact: Earl Gregorich (864) 370-1545 Location: Greenville County Library System Hughes Main Library 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville SC 29601 Training Topics: Business Plan Description: Three versions of a business plan will be discussed, how to use them and strategies for application. Get Directions 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[...]
October 2022 Mixer 5:00 pm
October 2022 Mixer @ Holy City Brewing
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Small Business Tax Workshop – October 19, 2022 9:00 am
Small Business Tax Workshop – October 19, 2022 @ Online Meeting (Live)
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Small Business Tax Workshop - October 19, 2022 @ Online Meeting (Live)
Date/Time: Federal Tax 10/19/22 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) State Tax 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT) Status: Open – 195 places remaining Registration Deadline: 10/19/22 9:00 AM (EDT) Fee: No Fee Point of Contact: Kostas Ioannidis (864) 370-1545 Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Legal Issues, Managing a Business, Tax Planning Description:   This webinar is designed to help small business owners understand their Federal and South Carolina State tax responsibilities. 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[...]
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Business Planning 1:00 pm
Business Planning @ Greenville County Library System Five Forks Branch
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Business Planning @ Greenville County Library System Five Forks Branch
Date: 10/25/22 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT) Status: Open – 10 places remaining Registration Deadline: 10/25/22 1:00 PM (EDT) Fee: No FeePoint of Contact: Earl Gregorich (864) 326-5504 Location: Greenville County Library System Five Forks Branch 104 Sunnydale Drive, Simpsonville SC 29681Training Topics: Business Plan Description: Three versions of a business plan will be discussed, how to use them and strategies for application. Get Directions 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[...]
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Government Contracting 101 9:00 am
Government Contracting 101 @ The Opportunity Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training Topics: Government Contracting Description: 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[...]
Chamber Ambassador Meeting 10:30 am
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 12:00 pm
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 Date: 10/26/2022 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (EDT) Registration Deadline: 10/26/2022 11:00 AM (EDT) Fee: No Fee Point of Contact: John Blomberg – SBDC Area Manager (803) 323-2283 Location: 120 Academy St, Fort Mill SC 29715-1838 Training Topics: Franchising, Strategic Planning Description: 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. Instructions: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[...]
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