Tuesday, March 14th | 11:30AM - 1:30PM (lunch provided)
Ten at the Top
124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202 | Greenville, SC 29607
hosted by the Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality Task Force at
Do you get calls from people with business ideas? Small business owners who want your help? Do you wonder where to start in understanding their needs?
Join others who regularly support entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses as we learn to LISTEN & LEAD the business owners in the right direction. Understanding the best questions to ask to quickly assess what they really need when they call you for help creates more success for everyone. Business support professionals for small, high growth and startup businesses will lead you through their methods to assess the business situation, what the business owner is really asking and how to effectively determine where to direct them for the help.
This new series is intended to provide entrepreneur support professionals (anyone in an official position that a small or start-up business person asks for help) preliminary assessment skills so they can more quickly and effectively diagnose the issues and send the business owner to the appropriate resource for help.
The series starts with assessing the business situation with LISTEN & LEAD, then moves to KNOW YOUR RESOURCES where you will learn how to create a resource list with the expertise needed to addresses your business owners’ concerns: professional services, banking, financing, mentors, manufacturing, fulfillment, logistics, export, and many more. After that, topics will cover Funding/Capital Sources, Preparation for Funding, International Trade Resources, Understanding the Clients' Customer, State Resources: SC Launch and the Dept. of Commerce; Incubators and Accelerators.
This series is directed to the many government, academic, economic development, chamber, community development and other front-line professionals who are contacted by entrepreneurs and small business owners wanting help to grow a business in their community. Our Upstate Region has multiple resources to help businesses. Determining the right resources and where they are becomes the challenge.