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Women's Business Center Creative Entrepreneur Initiative

September 17 | 6:00 pm – November 8 | 7:30 pm

The Creative Entrepreneur Initiative at Benedict College Women’s Business Center is a six-weeks course giving participants access to experiences business counselors and business resources to overcome adversity, rebound from failure, recover from economic crises and more.

Cash Flow Management and Forecasting for Women Entrepreneurs

October 4 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Understanding your cash flow cycle is critical to running your business successfully. In this session, Melanie Velasquez will cover the basics of cash flow, how to look at balance sheets and income statements, the challenges to the cash flow cycle and how to plan a future cash flow cycle.

SC Logistics Market Update & Forum

October 4 | 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Air, Rail, Ports, Roads, Warehousing, and the Technology behind it all - hear from the experts for a comprehensive logistics market update!

On October 4th at Spartanburg Community College, SC Logistics will host the 2022 State of the Industry: Supply Chain Update.

The State of the Industry Supply Chain Update will focus on where the industry is today and where it is going next, with a focus on education and how to prepare the next generation of workforce.

Webinar: Unlocking Access to Funding

October 5 | 2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Matt Brewster, Hello Alice’s Vice President of Capital Access, will sit down with Ginger Siegel, North America Small Business Lead at Mastercard International, for a candid chat about available funding opportunities and how to navigate them. Collect expert advice and ask questions live.

Webinar: Virtual Fireside Chat with SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman

October 6 | 1:00 pm–3:40 pm

Join this virtual fireside chat to discuss advice and tools to help small businesses thrive. Immediately following the fireside chat, Microsoft will provide a four-part workshop on growing and managing your small business with Microsoft.

How Women Owned Business Certification Can Create a Competitive Advantage

October 11 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Wendy Mann-Flores from Bank of the West and special guests discuss How Women Owned Business Certification Can Create a Competitive Advantage. Mann-Flores will be joined by Certified Women Owned Business Owners to cover questions around the certification process and its benefits, including:

  • How the Women Owned Business Certification works, including the process and benefits
  • How to approach deals with your certification as a strength
  • How supplier diversity is becoming more important for corporates, and what that means for you

Webinar: How Women Owned Business Certification Can Create a Competitive Advantage

October 11 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Being a woman-owned business can provide a competitive advantage. The moderator will be joined by Certified Women Owned Business Owners to cover questions around the certification process and the benefits it includes.

Access to Capital for Minority Businesses

October 12 | 9:00 am–11:30 am

Join First Community Bank and Glory Communications, in partnership with the Business Development Corporation (BDC), SC Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) and CommunityWorks Carolina, for information on small business access to capital, including the SC State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Loan Participation Program. This program enables small businesses to obtain short to long-term financing to help businesses grow by providing loans with attractive terms and lower down payments.

2022 Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

October 12 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

This webinar is a chance to learn from successful Hispanic innovators about their creative and business journeys, as well as to hear from experts about available resources and funding.

S.C. International Trade Conference

October 17 | 12:00 pm – October 19 | 6:30 pm
Isle of Palms, S.C.

The South Carolina International Trade Conference has a rich history and wide breadth of participation from companies representing  maritime commerce, logistics and the greater supply chain. Click here for the full speaker lineup and more information.

2022 South Carolina Manufacturing Summit & B2B Supplier Matchmaker

October 19 | 8:00 am – October 21 | 5:00 pm
Isle of Palms, S.C.

By manufacturers, for manufacturers. The inaugural 2022 SC Manufacturing Summit will provide training in four separate tracts: Plant Operations; Human Resources; Finance/Tax; and Legal/Policy. The conference will include subject-specific training for credits, joint keynote sessions, networking, facility tours, a B2B matchmaker event and more.

Growth Summit 2022

October 19 | 6:00 pm – October 21 | 5:00 pm

The Event for Entrepreneurs. The Growth Summit is South Carolina’s up-and-coming boundary-breaking entrepreneurship event for leaders and innovators.

Let’s gather together for an event designed to reflect the spirit of the entrepreneur, where we’ll celebrate the unconventional and elevate your business how-to-IQ. This year's Summit will be divided into three tracks: Wantrepreneurs (getting started); Early stage (startups); Growth Stage (making it happen).

There will be great content for all stages of your journey!

The Growth Summit will host a special Basecamp event on August 23 and an evening preview event on October 19. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for the latest preview event and basecamp news.