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Business Mentors Share Wisdom to Empower Dreams

No matter where you are in your small business venture a mentor can provide the advice and guidance you need to make important decisions. Every entrepreneur should have a mentor - someone who’s traveled down that path before and can truly contribute to one’s small business success on an ongoing basis.

“Mentors work through a variety of organizations and help their communities create and grow great businesses with one common goal to help their peer entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed by supporting their efforts through teaching, training and consulting.“ - Marie Johns, former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

This week you can begin your journey to finding and working with a mentor by attending Encore Entrepreneurs – Meet Small Business Mentors presented by The Small Business Administration, AARP of South Carolina and the Richland Library Business and Job Center. During the various roundtable mentoring sessions, you will be able to connect with experts, successful business owners, obtain resources and network with like-minded attendees.

The mentors will be addressing the five elements of business: starting, running, financing, marketing and everything else

Roundtable Topics:

Startup Basics- Business planning Basics - Business Operations Basics- Business Tax Considerations- Bookkeeping Best Practices- Business Loan Basics & Columbia Loans - SBA Loan Programs - Marketing & PR Basics - Starting & Financing a Non-Profit - Federal Contracting Basics - Small Business Certifications-

You will be able to meet and speak with a diverse group of mentors who can offer you advice and guidance as well as answer you specific questions.

Encore Entrepreneurs - Meet Small Business Mentors: Thursday, November 7, Bostick Auditorium @ Main, 9:30am-12:30pm



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