Register for Better South training classes

The Center for a Better South periodically offers entrepreneurial and capacity-building training classes to provide people who live in the S.C. Promise Zone to improve skill sets.  See rules and limitations below.

NOTE:  If any classes your are interested in are filled,  we encourage you to register so that you can be placed on a waiting list in case there are vacancies. Additionally, those who are on the waiting list will get the first chance to sign up for future classes.  


FILLED:  May 9, 2017:  SCPZ Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

Eventbrite - SCPZ Entrepreneurial Boot CampThe training by the S.C. Small Business Development Center’s Earl Gregorich is for people who want to start for-profit businesses.  It also may be helpful to people who want to start nonprofit organizations as it will focus on business basics.

  • 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:
  • MORE INFO:  Click here for a news release on the class.

Important information

There is no cost to attend our courses.  But to attend, you must register, above, through EventBrite.  Each class is limited in the number of participants it can have.

  • 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 catered, boxed 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.
  • Questions.  Please send questions by email to:

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: