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  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-contracting-101-rock-hillsc-tickets-26279601997?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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  
(http://www.scfb.org/ ) in order to enter if you’re not already a member, and then fill out the application online for the competition.   http://www.strongruralamerica.com 

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.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Free Webinars for National Small Business Week

In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration offers the following free Webinars throughout this first week of May.  Register to learn more about what you need to know this year!

Webinar: The Decline of Magstripe Cards—and What That Means for Your Business
Sponsor: Square, Inc.
Webinar Date/Time: Monday, May 2, 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT
Description: The payments landscape is changing. New security measures, a decline in the use of traditional magstripe cards, the switch to EMV chip cards and emerging technologies like contactless payments, are forcing a monumental shift in the way people pay. These changes have major implications for businesses of all sizes. Is your business prepared? Join Square’s Head of Business Intelligence Owen Britton Jennings and Head of Seller Education Erin Renzas for this can’t-miss webinar. They’ll break down all of the major changes in payments and what you need to do to ensure you’re ahead of the curve. In this webinar:
  • Get need-to-know information on all the major payment changes
  • Understand how consumer behavior is shifting and how to address their new needs
  • Learn how to ensure your business is prepared for upcoming trends
Webinar: Cloud, Mobile, and Social: Great Apps and Services That Will Grow Your Business
Sponsor: YP
Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3, 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT
Description: Watch and learn from small business experts, Gene Marks and Ramon Ray, as they discuss the latest trends, tips, and services to help you grow, manage, and increase your profits. You’ll discover how to leverage cloud, mobile, and social technologies that will allow you to stand out from your competition.
Webinar: Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices
Sponsor: Sam’s Club
Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, May 4, 4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT
Description: Cash is the lifeblood of any business yet access to capital, managing business finances, and navigating sources of finance are some of the most challenging areas for business owners and can make or break any enterprise. Sam’s Club has teamed up with Small Business Majority’s Rhea Aguinaldo to help entrepreneurs and small business owners bring finance into focus for long term success. Participants will learn background on the small business loan market and providers as well as how to identify the right type of financial product for the business need.
Webinar: Tips for Getting Your Business Financially Fit
Sponsor: Intuit Quickbooks
Webinar Date/Time: Thursday, May 5, 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT
Description: Understanding the fiscal condition of your business is critical when managing daily duties, planning for the longterm and making consequential decisions. But that means more than simply knowing what’s in your bank account. Join Intuit QuickBooks in this interactive webinar, where you’ll learn practical, actionable tips for improving the financial fitness of your small business.

Friday, April 1, 2016

SBDC Hosting Business Success Extravaganza 2016

Winthrop Region SBDC 
wishes to invite you to attend its
Business Success Extravaganza 2016 ..... undoubtedly the
best value in a small business seminar you'll find!

Great speakers .... great topics .... great ideas!
And we'll even feed you! 

To see the great reviews on last year's Extravaganza, visit our reviews page