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Small Business Series at Richland Library

Does searching for employment have you frustrated and looking for an alternative? Have you ever wondered about the benefits of starting a small business and being your own boss?

Small business ownership is appealing for many different reasons: Generate higher income potential, Have the option to work from home and have a flexible schedule, Pursue a passion, Develop an idea for a product or service that meets an unfulfilled need in the marketplace, Make your own decisions and create a new lifestyle, Be creative!

If small business ownership sounds like a “good fit” for you, join Mel Wallace, Regional Director at SC State University Small Business Development Center, on March 4 @ 6:30 p.m., in the Auditorium at Main, for How to Start a Small Business, the first in a series of three Tuesday evening Small Business programs in March.

Guest presenter Mel Wallace has more than twenty years of tactical experience in both revenue acceleration and corporate development of early stage and emerging growth companies.

Currently, Mr. Wallace is the Regional Director at SC State University Small Business Development Center. He is responsible for all business consulting activities in a seven county region dedicated to improve the economic conditions of small business enterprises by empowering them in accessing resources to enhance their market penetration opportunities as well as sources of capital for their operations and growth.

Small Business Learning Series:

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Auditorium - Main Library

Tuesday, March 4: How to Start a Small Business for Adults
Learn the ins and outs of starting a small business, including business plans, financial decisions and the necessary legal steps. *Register online.

Tuesday, March 11: How to Make Your Business Loan Ready for Adults

Learn how to secure the financing you need to be successful, including loan program eligibility requirements and credit criteria. *Register online.

Tuesday, March 18: How to Grow Your Existing Business for Adults

Learn how to take your existing business to the next level and realize your maximum potential. *Register online.

Call 929-3457 for more information.


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