Center to offer Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on May 9

Class to provide training on how to start, improve a small business

APRIL 6, 2017  |  The Center for a Better South will offer a special one-day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp in Walterboro on May 9 to provide training to people interested in starting a small business.

The training, targeted to people who want to start for-profit businesses, also may be helpful to people who want to start nonprofit organizations as it will focus on business basics.

“Through the experts at the South Carolina Small Business Development Center, we’re pleased to be able to bring this kind of high-quality training to people in the six counties of the Promise Zone,” said Center President Andy Brack.  “If you have a hobby that you want to turn into a business or want to brush up on business basics to make your existing small business work better, this free class may be just the thing for you.”

  • WHEN:           9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 9, 2017.
  • WHERE:         Teaching kitchen, Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, 506 E. Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488
  • OTHER:          Lunch will be provided.  If you sign up to attend but don’t show up, you will be billed for lunch.
  •  REGISTER:    Go to:  http://www.BetterSouth.org/register

About the course

The class will be taught by Earl Gregorich, senior business counselor with the S.C. Small Business Development Centers.  An entrepreneur for more than 20 years, he recently received the Small Business Administration’s SBDC Excellence and innovation Award.  An Air Force veteran, he and his wife live in Chapin.

In the morning session, Gregorich will outline simple steps to start a business and discuss financial analysis of business ideas, options for business financing and give an overview of crafting a business plan.  In the afternoon session, he will review sales and marketing tools, cash flow management, the global marketplace and business-related technologies.

Interested in attending?

There is no cost to attend. but to attend, you must register.  The class is limited to 20 participants.

To register the class, please go to the link below and follow the instructions for registering.

http://www.BetterSouth.org/register

Important information

  • Attendance is limited.  Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  If a class fills up, you will be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens.  If a spot does not open, we will contact you when a new class is offered.
  • Lunch will be provided.  Participants will receive a lunch at midday.
  • No show policy.  If you register and can’t come, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make a space available to someone else.  If you reserve a place and don’t attend, you will be billed $20 to reimburse the Center for lunch.  Signing up for the class is a commitment by you to attend for free or pay the lunch fee if you don’t.
  • Transportation.  You will have to provide your own transportation to a class.  If you need a ride, please let us know so that we can determine whether there are any carpooling opportunities for you.

Trainings offered by the Center are provided through a Rural Business Development Grant  awarded in 2016 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Center for a Better South was a leading driver of the area’s combined effort to apply for and be successful in winning the federal designation for the region to be a Promise Zone.  You can get updates on the Promise Zone at its website:  http://www.SCPromiseZone.org.

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