Small Business Development Center's Seminars Deemed Beneficial

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SC State University’s Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) monthly business seminars provide a pathway to success, especially for college students like Christa Blunt. A senior business finance economics major at Anderson University, Blunt is excited about seminars regarding entrepreneurship. “I have discovered that during a period of adversity, is prime time to open a business,” says Blunt. “You can now find a way to fill a void, discover a niche, or find a resource that another company needs.”

Blunt is ecstatic about the information that she received during a visit to SBDC’s education and training seminar on entrepreneurship. The organization’s monthly seminar will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Belcher Hall’s third floor development room, located on the campus of SC State University.

Blunt interned at SC State previously, and during her time at the institution, she learned about these wonderful opportunities. “I thought it was a really good learning experience,” says Blunt. “The seminar helped me at least know what’s out there, what type of resources SC State has, and it gave me a lot of things to think about.”

After Tuesday’s seminar, you will be able to determine if entrepreneurship is right for you, know your business structure, research your start-up costs and understand your credit history. Presenters Sylvia Dunning and Pamela Free, SC State economic development consultants, encourage everyone to attend this beneficial seminar.

“It’s a really good idea, especially if you are committed to being an entrepreneur and you want to start your own business,” says Blunt who is currently researching risk management for small businesses.

DeBorah Jamison agrees. After attending an SBDC seminar earlier this year, she understood the significance of this training. “It was wonderful. It gave me a different perspective on what I need to be able to start a business,” notes Jamison. Consequently, the SBDC will provide her organization with any necessary technical support.

For additional information on SBDC’s education and training seminar, call (803) 536-8445.

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