Roundtable and Networking Forum
The SCWBC will be offering Roundtable discussions and Networking opportunities each month. We will give you a chance to get and give help on the discussion topic. You will also have an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other women who own or are starting a business in the Upstate. Space is limited; don’t forget to bring business cards!
Learn about the common traits of successful entrepreneurs.
We start helping women by inviting you to join our “Entrepreneurial Readiness Program”. At this workshop we will help you evaluate your skills as an entrepreneur by discussing common traits of successful entrepreneurs and learning what lenders are looking for. This is an opportunity for potential business owners and current business owners to learn about building a strong foundation for their business. After attending this program you can set up an appointment with our business counselor to specifically discuss your business and a plan of action.
Thursday, July 18 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
$20 REGISTER NOW >>
The Product Is Me
When you – your skills, talents, experience and knowledge – are the product of your business it makes marketing and conducting your business a unique situation. Join us for a panel discussion about the following topics:
- Understanding the value of my services and setting prices
- Promoting my services even though I was taught not to brag
- Describing my services in ways that prospects will understand
- Overcoming the marketing obstacles of a service business
- Appropriately valuing me – my product
- Juggling my business and my family
The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity to network with other women business owners.
Marriott at 1 Parkway East in Greenville, SC (at Exit 54 on I-85)
Wednesday, May 29 | 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm | $25 REGISTER NOW >>
Hard Hat Tea Party
Opportunity for women business owners to network with each other and with construction related companies that need woman owned businesses as vendors or subcontractors. Cost: Donation of gift card from any store that sells home construction supplies or appliances or monetary donation to Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 5201 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer SC
Monday, June 3 | 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm | RSVP to email@example.com
Understanding and Applying for Woman Owned Certification Workshop
This workshop provides attendees with detailed information on the various woman owned business certification options available in South Carolina – government and private – including the one offered by the State, by the Department of Transportation and by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). The workshop will cover the following on each certification:
- Who requires it
- Application and approval process
- Why it is beneficial
The workshop is conducted by Janet Christy who is a Business Counselor for the SC Women’s Business Center. Janet is the author of “Capitalizing On Being Woman Owned” and has been assisting women business owners with certification since 2003. Janet will advise each attendee on the certifications that will benefit them. Materials on each certification will be provided. This includes such things as the application and a list of required documents. Cautions and tips will also be provided. Once a woman business owner has attended this workshop she qualifies for a one-on-one counseling session to help with the preparation of her certification application package. $50 REGISTER NOW >>
Anderson Chamber of Commerce, 907 North Main Street, Suite 200, Anderson, SC 29621
Tuesday, June 4 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Greenville Chamber of Commerce, 24 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Tuesday, July 23 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Risky Business Seminar
Does your business need insurance?
Do you have the right business insurance?
What are the risks for your business that insurance can address?
What kind and how much insurance do you need?
If these questions keep you up at night or if you just do not know if you need insurance then come to the SC Women’s Business Center seminar Risky Business on insurance. The seminar will be conducted by Nancy Hellstrom, President of Eckert Insurance Agency. Nancy has been working with Small Business Owners for many years helping them assess the risks in their business and find solutions. The seminar will include time for your questions. Bring your lunch and we will furnish dessert! $20 REGISTER NOW >>
University Center, 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
Wednesday, June 26 | 11:30 am to 1:30 pm