Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshops in Charleston, SC!

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Veterans, Let SBA help you start or grow your small business

Veteran Entrepreneurship Workshop

Parts 2 & 3 of a 3 part series. As a Veteran, you are a natural entrepreneur. The same discipline, goal-orientation, self-starting behaviors you showed during your service puts you in a great position to start and grow your own business in civilian life.

SCORE, Bank of America and Ameris Bank, in partnership with the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will provide you the tools you need to be successful in this three session workshop series. The three sessions will provide you with all the information you need to start or grow your business. Presenters include representatives from the Veteran’s Administration, SBA and SC Lowcountry SCORE, as well as other select subject matter experts.

Part 2 - Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm EDT

Part 3 - Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:30am EDT

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce
711 Bladen Street Beaufort, SC 29901


Information Corner

2019 National Small Business Week Winenrs

Southeast Winners Announced for
2019 Small Business Week

Winners to be formally recognized Across the Southeast during
National Small Business Week

Regional awards will be presented to outstanding small business owners this year during National Small Business Week across the Southeast Region. National Small Business Week will be celebrated nationally from May 5-11, 2019.

Ashley D. Bell, Regional Administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s Region IV, is proud to announce the 2019 winners of SBA’s Regional Small Business Week Awards. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating jobs for the entrepreneurial landscape across the Southeast,” says Ashley D. Bell, Regional Administrator. Our number one goal is to power the American dream of entrepreneurship, and these seven regional winners are proof that true small business success is achievable.”

The following winners are being recognized as regional winners during National Small Business Week:

2019 Rural Small Business Person of the Year
Courtesy Management
Hemalata Patel
Orangeburg, South Carolina 

2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sweet Roots Hair Bar
Labriah Holt
Atlanta, Georgia

2019 Second Chance Hiring Advocate of the Year
Nancy’s Pizza-Midtown
Mike Glover
Atlanta, Georgia 

2019 Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
weVENTURE at Florida Institute of Technology
Valerian Williams, WBC Program Director
Melbourne, Florida

2019 Region IV Exporter of the Year
Rotorcorp, LLC
Sean Casey
Atlanta, Georgia 

2019 Small Business Development Center Excellence and
Innovation Center Award
Beaufort Area Small Business Development Center
Martin Goodman, Area Manager
Beaufort, South Carolina

2019 8(a) Graduate of the Year
Precision 2000
Guiomar Obregon
Atlanta, Georgia

Region IV of the SBA includes nine district offices located in eight states: Alabama, Florida (North & South Florida districts), Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Last fiscal year, over $5 billion in SBA-backed lending was approved for small businesses located in the Southeastern Region. Small businesses have exceeded the 23 percent goal in government contract awards and women-owned businesses have exceeded the 5 percent goal in government contract awards for the first time in history.  Nearly 3000,000 entrepreneurs were counseled and trained in Region IV this past fiscal year. Small business truly is the engine driving the economy of our nation.

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. National Small Business Week is set as the first week in May, and this year the dates are May 5-11.  Local events will also be held across the Southeast as well to celebrate National Small Business Week and to honor the small business champions located in each of the respective states located in Region IV.  The regional awards will be presented to the South Carolina winners at the 2019 Salute to Small Business Awards.

Upcoming Events

Full SBA and Resource Partner Calendar

2019 Salute to Small Business on May 1st. Procurement Matchmaker in the Morning and Awards Luncheon in the afternoon