Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Should you start a business in a bad economy? Author Cassandra Black answered this question on ezinearticles.com and answered with a resounding “yes.” According to Black, some of the best businesses thrive in bad economies. In fact, “it’s always a good time to start a business,” says Black. “The trick is starting a business that works.”
SC State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is in agreement with Black’s philosophy and wants you to make your business work, even in the midst of turbulent economic times. That’s why they serve over 200 clients per year who are wishing to start a business or who want to foster growth for their existing business.
If you are interested in learning from the SBDC, they will sponsor an education and training seminar on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Belcher Hall third floor development room, located on the campus of SC State University. Presented by economic development consultants Sylvia Dunning and Pamela Free, you will learn how to research your start-up costs, understand your business structure, learn more about your credit history, and determine if entrepreneurship is right for you.
“Now is the ideal time to build upon your entrepreneurial skills,” says Free. “With unemployment on the rise, you can focus solely on building your business, as well as the marketing and promotional aspects that will brand your organization, allowing it to advance beyond the competitors. This education and training seminar will help you reach your goals.”
For more information on the SBDC’s education and training seminar, call (803) 536-8445. To register for the seminar, please complete the attached registration form and forward to: Pamela Free, SC State University Small Business Development Center, 300 College Street, NE, Orangeburg, SC 29117. You may also fax your form to (803) 536-8066.