Spartanburg Entrepreneur Resource Network (SERN), Hub City Farmer’s Market, and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund have partnered to sponsor an eight-session workshop for entrepreneurs who want to increase access to healthy food in food deserts or other underserved areas and who need the business skills to make their business grow.
NxLevel is the national entrepreneur and small business training program that provides business owners with the framework and skill to develop and grow a small business. Will Culler (Clemson Agricultural Extension), expert facilitators, and a team of mentors will utilize an interactive process to help owners create/update their business plans by:
(a) evaluating their business model/strategy, (b) clarifying their market niche, (c) their pricing structure, and (d) their financial statement health. Class participants will compete in mid-November by “pitching” their requests for funding to judges. $12,000 will be awarded: $6000 to a for-profit business and $6000 to a non-profit organization.
“Feeding Innovation Spartanburg” will be held at THE GEORGE (USC Upstate Business College) located at 160 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 on Tuesdays, September 8, 2015 through October 27 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Room 170. Parking is available in the City Parking Garage located behind The George.
Participation is limited to 15 business owners.
Please contact Brendan Buttimer at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive the application to participate in the program.
The application must be completed by August 21 and submitted to Mr. Buttimer. Final participants will be notified how to register for the program.
Contact: Beth Smith | SBDC
The South Carolina SBDC is partially funded under a Cooperative Agreement by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of the co-sponsor (s) or participants’ opinions, products or services. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and available to individuals with disabilities.