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Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcoming Small Business Workshops


It's 2011 and the perfect time to put your dreams of a business of your own into action ..... and we have some great opportunities for you to get started .... and for expanding or diversifying existing businesses as well!


First, you may remember that we had to cancel a workshop a couple of weeks ago due to the untimely arrival of a real honest-to-goodness snowstorm. We have now rescheduled that "How to Start a Small Business" workshop for Monday, Jan. 31st, 6-8 pm in Room 210 of the Thurmond Building.


If you think you'd be interested in having a franchise business, Doug Stout, a Franchising and Self-Employment Coach with Entrepreneur's Source in Greenville, SC will conduct a workshop on Franchising on Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 6-8 pm in Room 210 of the Thurmond Building.


For driving directions, or information on more workshops currently scheduled, please visit our web site and or click on the calendar at the bottom of this page, and then on the date for additional information.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

DBEs ..... Important Information for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises


Important Meeting for DBEs ...... Time to Re-Engineer, Re-Energize, Re-Focus.

This is a SC Dept of Transportation Public Consultation Meeting. We would like to get your input. How can you broaden your opportunities with the SC DOT?

Hear how some DBEs are successfully re-engineering their offerings for future opportunities. Hear what other are doing to ride out recession.

Not a Certified DBE with the SC Department of Transportation? We've got information for you!

This Workshop will be held at The Colonial Center, 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC from 1-4 pm on Thursday, Feb. 3rd.

To Register: Call 803 737-6426 or email hollispc@scdot.org -- your will need to provide the name, address, email and phone number of your business, and the names of the individuals who will be attending.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One more day .....


Our SBDC office at Winthrop will be closed for one more day.
Snow, sleet and ice in this quantity makes it unsafe for us and our clients to drive to the campus.
So pretty .... so inconvenient! We'll see you all soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Workshop Cancellation

Due to predictions of dire weather and dangerous road conditions for late Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, our scheduled "How to Start a Small Business" workshop has been cancelled.

This workshop will be rescheduled at a later date. Please watch our web site calendar for more information.