Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is your worker a 1099 contractor or a W2 employee?

At the SBDC we are often asked about the difference between an employee and a contractor. Contract employees have their own tools, can work for multiple companies, set their own hours, are not entitled to company benefits and they pay their own taxes to the IRS. Employees on the other hand are provided training for the work to be done, work for one employer, is on the company's payroll and are typically offered company benefits.

At first glance it would appear that a contract employee is the better deal. However, Intuit has created a wonderful info-graphic which states the benefits and concerns associated with both types of workers.

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Upcoming Business Workshops in Rock Hill

It's spring!  It's time to do yourself a favor and position yourself to promote your business like never before!  

We've just scheduled two new workshops to help you do that.   One on  Thursday, April 24th, on Creative Marketing for Small Businesses; and on Thursday, May 15th, we'll be offering "Getting Your Business Online."

Please go to our registration page to read more about these workshops.

Hope to see you there.

Friday, March 14, 2014


VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES IN COLUMBIA AREA ...... The SC SBDC has been contacted regarding the need for local vendors certified to do business with the government, to provide the following services or products for a government agency that is opening a new field office in Columbia:

Armed security guards
Shredder Bins
Office supplies

Laborers may be required as early as this weekend, to involve moving 75-100 people into new office space. 5-15 laborers will be needed. Supplementary notes on the move:
• Labor will be needed to unload the trucks and move furniture
• 3-4 leased copiers will be needed (roughly 45ppm, 10000 copies/mo, scanning and networking capability)
• 64-gallon, on-site shredding services needed about once per week.
• Other listed products/services as requested.

If you have a qualified certified company, or are an official representative of a company that can provide these services, please contact

Kenny Holmes
Purchasing Agent
3003 Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

Serious, qualified candidates only please.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Opportunities 2014- Making Dollars and Sense Selling to the Government

Interested in government contracts, but not sure where to begin? If so, the NC Small Business Development and Technology Center has an event you might be interested in. Opportunities 2014 allows small businesses the opportunity to meet contracting officers from Federal, State and Local government agencies and prime contractors. There will also be a series of seminars for those interested.

Opportunities 2014 will be held Monday, March 10, at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC.

The deadline to register online is March 6, 2014 ($70/attendee)**, but new registrations will be accepted at the door ($80/attendee).

For more information visit the event's website: Opportunities 2014

**Be sure to select "Individual Registration" on the registration page!