Friday, September 16, 2016

A Woman's Business 2016

Here you are!  The 2016 schedule of speakers for A Woman's Business 2016!   You will be dazzled by these ladies ... their knowledge, their experience, their willingness to continue learning even while helping others learn the basics.  Don't wait to register ..... this day will help you run (or start) your business, and you'll enjoy every minute!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"A Woman's Business" Conference - 2016 .... Registration Now Open!

A Conference for Women in Business in Rock Hill, SC
"A Woman's Business"  Conference 2016

October 26, 2016 --  8 am - 3 pm
Winthrop University's
DiGiorgio Center - Dina's Place Theater
Rock Hill, SC 29733
(803) 323-2283

An interactive seminar for women business owners and managers, and aspiring women entrepreneurs looking for mentoring, business advice, suggestions and creative input. 

We'll touch on topics such as planning, marketing through video, financial concerns, woman-owned business certification, adapting to new challenges, how to lead, and lessons learned along the way to building a business and developing a networking/mentoring environment.

You'll have the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of a variety of women who own or manage businesses, from small retail establishments to women who have reached award-winning heights in business operation and recognition.  You'll how they grew, what they've learned, how they handle the unexpected and how they propel themselves forward.  You'll also have the opportunity to get suggestions from women as mentors or take advantage of the opportunity to become a mentor yourself.    


  • Laura Mahony, Winthrop University's "First Lady" ... Adapting to new situations
  • Sara Cain, Owner of Synergy ... "Just Breathe"
  • Melissa Gladden, Owner of Carolina Recruitment ... Being A Disruptive Woman (in a good way!)
  • Louise Summey, Owner, Ellie Productions ... Video for Your Small Business
  • Felicia Pope, VP Marketing & Development for ArrowPointe Credit Union ... The Role Credit Plays
  • Garry James, Director of SC Office of Small & Minority Business ... Getting Woman-Owned Certification
  • Dr. Debra Boyd, Winthrop Provost & Exec VP Academic Affairs ... Leadership: What I've Learned
  • Danita Treiber, Owner of the new Southern Charms Event Venue ... Start-Up Lessons Learned
  • Donna Medley, Owner, CovRing Day Spa & Chamber Sm Biz Person of the Year ... Lessons Learned As I Grew
  • Carol Daly, SBDC .. "Let The Conversations Begin:" The Birth of a New Series of Conversations for Women.  Conversation #1:  "Why We Don't Network Well With the Boys"
Registration fee is $40 per person and includes lunch and an event t-shirt like you see here (for those who register no later than October 15th).  REGISTER NOW to ensure seating. 

 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?  
There will be reserved parking for this event, and you will receive a Parking Pass via the email address you have entered here, as well as driving directions, on the Friday before the event.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
You may bring a laptop/tablet if you wish to use that for notes.  You may also bring a camera or cell phone. Since we will be encouraging you to participate in our Instagram Contest during the day, you should also set up an Instagram account beforehand if you wish to participate.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is transferrable if you will email us at with "Women's Business Conference Registration Change" in the subject line, and give us the email and telephone contact information for the person who will be taking your place.  What is NOT transferrable in this case, would be a change in the t-shirt size as we will have only enough and the exact sizes as ordered originally.

If you need to call or see a map, click on the Registration link below for that additional information.



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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"A Woman's Business" 2016 Conference ...... SAVE THE DATE!

YES! We're doing it again ..... bringing
area women in business together for a
day geared just to what they need to succeed, whether that be skills, stress control, time management, networking, sharing information or developing collaborative relationships.

Save the date!
You'll want to be here!  Details to follow.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Government Contracting 101 -- Workshop July 20th



Federal Contracting 101 Workshop DATE: July 20, 2016, 9 am EDT - 12 Noon
Hosted by the Winthrop Region SBDC, Rock Hill, SC
Sponsored by the Small Business Administration
Location Name:
Winthrop University (Thurmond Building - Room 415)
1708 Memorial Circle, (at intersection of Park Avenue and Memorial Circle on campus), Rock Hill, SC,29733
Parking: Registrants may park in any green-striped Visitor spaces. Several are available in the parking lot on Ebenezer Avenue around the exit of Memorial Circle, across from Carroll Hall.
This is a free event.

Registration required on the SBAs EventBrite page at

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Do You Know Your Return on Investment?

Return on Investment (ROI) ..... Do you know your company's ROI on your marketing expense? Human Resources expense? Equipment expense? Or in general? Watch this 1-hour long video Webinar to truly understand benefits vs cost and be able to evaluate and correct where necessary.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Have an Agricultural Business? Enter the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge!

This is a competition (which ends June 30th, so you need to hurry) to win $30,000 from the Farm Bureau “Strengthening Rural America 2017 Challenge” …… you would have to join the Farm Bureau  
( ) in order to enter if you’re not already a member, and then fill out the application online for the competition. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Understanding Credit & How to Manage Yours

Nothing holds a person back more than a bad credit score, but unfortunately, most people don't understand how credit works, what their score and their credit ratio is, how to improve a bad credit score, or how personal credit can affect business credit. 
This workshop will help you understand your own credit score and what you need to do to fix it, or if it's already a reasonably good score, how to make it even higher. You'll also learn what a banker looks for when considering a loan application, and how personal credit issues and decisions carry over into your business life.
This workshop will be taught by Felicia Pope, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union, and a popular speaker in her own right.
June 7, 2016 - 6 pm - 7:30 pm, $15 Workshop fee.