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Are You Ready to Start A Business

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QuickBooks Introduction

August 5 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Virtual

A short 90 minute overview of QuickBooks Online basics.  This is a free introductory workshop that may help you determine your need

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Are You Ready to Start A Business

August 5 | 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Virtual

This webinar will cover all the essential aspects to consider when planning to start a business:

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Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

August 5 | 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

By the end of this webinar, you will know how to:

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Capital

July 15–August 14
12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual

South Carolina Community Loan Fund's Feeding Innovation Program is now accepting applications

Feeding Innovation participants engage in an eight week entrepreneurial training program featuring NxLevel Courses facilitated by Clemson Extension.  The courses cover everything needed to develop a basic healthy food business plans from marketing to financial planning to negotiations and deal-making.  The entrepreneur with the strongest business plan is awarded $20,000 in seed capital.  Applications will be accepted starting July 15th to August 14th.

 

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July 15–August 14
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

South Carolina Community Loan Fund is now accepting applications for The Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP)

The Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) aims to support diversity in small business ownership across South Carolina by providing minority and women entrepreneurs with business plan development support, technical skills, and the chance to compete for a $20,000 startup capital award.

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August 3–August 7
4:14 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual

Citizens Bank is now accepting applications for Citizens Minority Small Business Grants

Citizens will award 100 minority-owned businesses with grants of $15,000 each!  To apply, a business must be:

  • At least 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by an Asian American, Black American, Hispanic American or Native American 
  • Either a Citizens Bank Business Banking account holder or, if not a Citizens customer, based with 11-state footprint
  • In business for at least one year, with annual revenue of no more than $1 million 

Eligible businesses can submit a statement (up to 150 words) describing how they would use the grant to strengthen and sustain both their business and their community.

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Business Development and Outreach

August 4
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

Supply Chain Management for Micro-Business

Learn how to streamline your flow of goods and services to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Technical Assistance

August 5
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

QuickBooks Introduction

A short 90 minute overview of QuickBooks Online basics.  This is a free introductory workshop that may help you determine your need for the more in depth class to be offered later in the year.

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August 5
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

By the end of this webinar, you will know how to:

  • Create and brand a home/channel for your business on YouTube
  • Create videos that capture the audience and achieve your business goals
  • Organize your channel to attract viewers interested in your product/service
  • Promote your business with video (even to those with short attention spans)
  • How to stream video with YouTube Live and grow your customer base.
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August 6
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual

7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training - Financial Mgmt/BCP

In this webinar your will learn:

  •  The types of risk exposures (Risk Management Process)
  •  Planning, mitigating, and responding to risk beyond your firm's control
  •  Risk Management - Surviving and Recovering from CRISIS
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August 5
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

Strategic Marketing Now More Than Ever!

The impact of COVID 19 may require your business to change or modify to fit a changing market. Creating an effective marketing strategy for your business NOW can help you regain your customer base and properly position you for future growth. An effective marketing plan includes market definition, goals/objectives, strategies, branding, a budget and timelines.   Learn how to put these elements together and deliver your products and services to your customers effectively and efficiently.  Learn the basics of creating an effective marketing plan during this one-hour webinar hosted by the SC SBDC.

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Business Start Up

August 5
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Virtual

Are You Ready to Start A Business

This webinar will cover all the essential aspects to consider when planning to start a business:

  • Your personal traits
  • Testing the business concept
  • Developing a marketing & business plan
  • Financial considerations
  • Resources available to support your success
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August 6
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Virtual

Business Plan Modeling - LEAN Canvas Lunch & Learn

A key to starting and building a successful business is planning.  Sometimes, a business plan is required, but it's not always necessary.  Sometimes, it's better to think lean.  In this lunch and learn session, SCORE will walk you through the LEAN Canvas business planning tool and help you create a "blueprint" for your business.

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