Center to offer December Entrepreneurial Boot Camp in Barnwell

Gregorich led the May 9 class in Walterboro.

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

 

NOV. 22, 2017  |  The Center for a Better South will offer a special one-day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp in Barnwell on Dec. 13 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.”

  • WHAT:           Entrepreneurial Boot Camp.  The Class is open to 25 people.
  • WHEN:           9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 13, 2017.
  • WHERE:         Edisto Room, SouthernCarolina Alliance, 1750 Jackson Ave., Barnwell, S.C.
  • NOTE:             Parking is behind the SouthernCarolina building at 54 Irving St.
  • OTHER:          Lunch will be provided.  If you sign up to attend but don’t show up, you will be billed $25 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.

  • NOTE:  The class is intended for people who live or work in the S.C. Promise Zone.  If you live or work outside the region, please contact us by email below.
  • CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER 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 $25 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.
  • Questions.  Please send questions by email to:  brack@bettersouth.org.

Trainings offered by the Center are provided through a Rural Business Development Grant  awarded in 2017 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.

OUR MISSION: The Center for a Better South is a nonpartisan think tank under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.  The Center is dedicated to developing pragmatic ideas, policies and information for thinking leaders who want to make a difference in the American South.