Our Events

Jan
27
Thu
Entrepreneurial Pathways – Strategic Foundations @ Online Meeting (Live)
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrepreneurial Pathways – Strategic Foundations


Prepare your small business for success with the SC SBDC and the Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia Chambers of Commerce.

The 10-week Entrepreneurial Pathways series will complement and prepare small business owners for future success and training opportunities like the South Carolina Minority Business Accelerator.

Topics covered in the series include:

  • Workforce Management
  • Financial Management
  • Sales & Growth Strategies
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing

 

Registration is required for attendance.

A ten-day notice is required for any cancellations.

Credit will be given toward a future class time in the event of a cancellation.

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.

It’s a New Year! Let’s Start a Business! @ Online Meeting (Live)
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Start-up/Preplanning

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.

What you will learn:

1. What resources are available?

2. Where do I find the resources to start a business?

3. What actions do I need to take to make my hobby or idea a successful business?

Presenter: Barbara Miller, Business Consultant, Newberry Area 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.

Feb
10
Thu
Building Your Business Model for Long-Term Success @ Online Meeting (Live)
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Your Business Model for Long-Term Success

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn the basics for building a proven business model.

What you will learn:

1. How to develop a clear graphical picture of what you are planning to do.

2. How to identify key elements for how you plan to do it.

3. Eliminating/mitigating risks.

4. How to communicate a refined business idea to others.

Presenter:

Dr. Renee Stewart, Business Consultant

 This is a Zoom event. To participate, a laptop or desktop is the recommended device.

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.

Feb
17
Thu
How to Productize: 8 Steps for Turning Your Service Into a Product @ Online Meeting (Live)
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

How to Productize: 8 Steps for Turning Your Service Into a Product

 Online Meeting (Live)
Managing a Business, Marketing/Sales

Generic services – whether you sell to consumers or businesses — are getting cut. When customers need to conserve cash, the first thing they cut are generic services. But they still buy products that solve a specific problem. Productizing your service makes it more tangible for consumers. It also allows you to hire people to deliver your offering because it’s the same every time. That’s why some of the most successful services companies go out of their way to package their service like a product. Today, in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, productizing is more critical than ever. Join this free, one-hour webinar and learn the eight steps to turn any service into a product.

What you will learn:

  • 8 steps to create a productized service.
  • Learn how Guerilla Tacos, Spiffy, Encore and other service-based businesses have productized and pivoted during COVID-19.
  • Create a pricing strategy that encourages customers to buy.
  • Discover your TVR Solutions.

Presenter:

Jonathan Bohn, Business Coach, Soko Ventures

This is a Zoom event.  The link will be emailed when registration closes.  A laptop or desktop are the recommended 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.

Mar
9
Wed
standOUT @ Online Meeting (Live)
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Topic: Government Contracting, Selling to Government, Woman-owned Businesses

Please Be Aware standOUT is not for everyone!

The event is designed exclusively for minority, women, and/or veteran-owned small businesses.

You can register in-person or virtual. Seating is limited, and social distancing and masks will be encouraged.

Learn how you could be doing business with BMW, Clemson University, GSP International Airport, Milliken, and Prisma Health. 

Additional topics include:

* Government Contracting – how and why you should be doing it!

* Intellectual Property and its impact on your business

* Get Certified:  SMBCC minority-owned or woman-owned

* SBA programs and how your business can benefit

The standOUT symposium is becoming a signature event for practical information to help minority-owned and/or women-owned small businesses take the next steps to evaluate certifications, become certified, and leverage certifications.

Lunch is included with your in-person registration.

Lunch is included with paid registration for in-person standOUT participation. 

Email agaleho@clemson.edu with any dietary restrictions (in-person only)

In-person single admission – Early Bird $45.00 Admits 1 – Includes Lunch
In-person corporate admission – Early Bird $115.00 Admits 3 – Includes Lunch
Virtual Admission $35.00

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.

Mar
10
Thu
Government Contracting 101 @ Online Meeting (Live)
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government Contracting

Is your business ready for government contracting ? Join the SBA and SC SBDC for this 1.5 hour, free webinar.

Topics will include:

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

Presenters:

Angela Brewer, SBA, Business Opportunity Specialist

Scott Poole, SC SBDC, Government Contracting Consultant

This is a zoom event.  The best device for participation is a desktop or laptop.

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.