Clemson Spiro Sessions

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The Collective at Society Hall

504 Rhett St. in the West End

Greenville, SC 29601

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Clemson’s Spiro Sessions is a professional development program designed help entrepreneurs and business owners understand the “business behind success.” Over a period of 16 weeks, encompassing 8, 2 1/2 hour Sessions, we will examine the fundamental building blocks of business and gain tools to build sustainable success in these core areas: Marketing • Sales • Accounting • Legal • Operations • Banking • IT.

If you're responsible for growing a small to mid-sized business and looking for help, take advantage of Clemson’s Spiro Sessions; designed to help busy entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from experts while sharing with colleagues who experience similar challenges. Sponsored by Clemson University’s Spiro Institute, this program provides flexible and affordable professional development.

By drawing on the experiences of business leaders and community professionals as panelists, you will gain practical and insightful knowledge that will allow you to strategically position your business for the current economy and position your business for growth. “The Spiro Sessions fills the need of the small to mid-sized business that is looking for business school experience as applied by professional industry leaders but without a full time program. Past graduates made marked improvement in their business acumen throughout the program. For example, one of the 2015 participants, using the skills gained in the program, landed a $400K project that he says was a direct result from the knowledge and tools that he learned”, says Doug Kim, past and current faculty.

Registration is $250 and class size is strictly limited to 30 participants. Upon completion, participates will receive a certificate.

Moderated by Doug Kim of McNair Law Firm and Ann Coleman of Concision Law.

WHEN and WHERE: Every other Wednesday from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at The Collective at Society Hall

August 9th & 23rd

September 6th & 20th

October 4th & 18th

November 1st & 15th

PANELISTS: Some of Greenville's top professionals in their respective fields. So far, confirmed speakers include:

Gary Tompkins (President & CEO, The Kidder Group - Professional Recruiting)

Joe Gibson (Business Advisor Specializing in Strategic Planning)

Ravi Sastry (Vice President Sales & Marketing, Immedion)

Sharon Day (Business Development, Sales Strategies and Sales Force Development)

Jennifer Sutton (Messaging and Media Strategist, CEO of BRIGHT+CO Marketing)

Gary Daniels (Vice President and Business Development, Wells Fargo)

Doug Kim (Intellectual Property Attorney and Shareholder, McNair Law Firm)

Ann Coleman (Business Attorney and Business Coach, Concision Law)

Phyllis Graydon (Partner, Gaydon & Thompson, LLC CPAs)

David Walker (Partner, Greer Walker CPAs & Advisors)

Joe Montgomery, Jr. & Joe Montgomery, III (Montgomery & Company, CPAs)

Hagen Rogers (Executive Managing Director Investment Banking, Watermark Advisors)

Micah Brandenburg (VP Client Engagement, Worthwhile)

FORMAT: During the first Session you will prepare and review a SWOT Analysis for your business, which will be your focus for the remaining sessions. The final Session will include your brief presentation to an audience of Upstate business leaders. Each Session will feature a panel of 2-4 professionals who will speak briefly on a topic followed by your interactive participation and discussion. This method is the best way to learn!


What are my parking options for the event?

Rhett Street is in the West End of Downtown Greenville near Fluor Field. Some parking is available on Rhett Street (if you can find it) and the city lists West End Park and Ride at 106 Augusta (.16 miles), Riverplace Garage at 300 River Street (.38 miles) and County Square at 301 University (.4 miles). There's always Uber!

What should I bring to the event?

You will likely want to take notes so bring whatevever suits

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

acoleman@concisionlaw.com or 844-547-2744

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your name on a list

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Sure, just contact acoleman@concisionlaw.com or 844-547-2744

Will I need to eat dinner before-hand?

We will provide a very informal meal such as sandwiches, chicken fingers or pizza, etc. and drinks

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The Collective at Society Hall

504 Rhett St. in the West End

Greenville, SC 29601

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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