Small Business Development Center offers seminar for prospective entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 13, 2007

ORANGEBURG – SC State University’s Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar for prospective small entrepreneurs to learn what it really takes to launch a business today, from developing a business plan to acquiring necessary tools to help build business success.

The seminar, “12 Steps to Consider When Starting and/or Growing Your Business,” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in 237 Belcher Hall on SC State’s campus. The seminar will be led by Wanda Terry, a business development consultant. To register for the seminar, please contact Pamela Free at (803) 536-8445 or pfree@scsu.edu.

The seminar is designed for individuals in the early stages of starting a business, and business owners, managers, directors and individuals with an established business that may need to revisit the basic steps of operating a small business. The curriculum includes information on business model options, business plans, branding, marketing and advertising tools, funding and business resources (e.g. licensing, permits).

The South Carolina State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) develops, evaluates and disseminates programs that foster economic growth and development throughout an assigned area within the State of South Carolina to individuals and the business community with technical assistance and quality management to create a favorable climate for entrepreneurship. The SBDC is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC offers numerous services to small businesses, including free expert consulting services, concentrated training and information resources.