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Microenterprise Developers 2017 Conference

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Embassy Suites

200 Stoneridge Drive

Columbia, SC 29210

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Microenterprise Developers Conference
June 21 & 22
Embassy Suites - 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

Early Registration: $100 before May 30th | Regular Registration: $125/Person | Pitch Competition Only $25

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://scmbconference.com/

This two-day conference is designed to increase the impact of small and micro-businesses nation wide. Service providers in the small business development arena will gather to collaborate and learn best practices. Join us as we share strategies that address the needs, challenges and success factors of entrepreneurs.


Attendees can enjoy a special discounted room rate of !36/night at Embassy Suite, the host hotel. There are a limited number of these discounted rooms available. Book yours HERE.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

5:00 -- 6:00 PM Networking Reception

6:00 – 8:00 PM Micro Pitch Presentations

The SC Micro Pitch Competition gives aspiring and current business owners the unique opportunity to win up to $3,000 in cash for their small business. This exciting event will feature the finalists pitching their idea with a 5 minute presentation to a live panel of business experts. Come see if your top pick walks away with the grand prize.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45 AM Special Presentation: "The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America

9:45 -11:00 AM General Session: Microenterprise: Strategies for Main Street and the Nation”

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM Working Lunch | Panel Discussion:

This open and insightful discussion will cover the need for support and program development for micro-businesses in South Carolina and around the nation. It will allow practitioners, entrepreneurs, legislators, and other stakeholders to share their perspective on the business ecosystems in SC, what legislation is in place or on the horizon that affects small and micro businesses, as well as what are the joys, pains, successes, concerns, gaps and other issues that we as practitioners and business owners have in SC regarding micro-business development

1:00 – 5:00 PM Workshop facilitated by Neighborhood Works with on-site training activities

Topic: Growing Microenterprise in Your Community

  • Communicate growth strategies with entrepreneurs
  • Access growth opportunities and business capacity
  • Establish metrics for determining growth success
  • Avoid factors that hinder the growth of microbusinesses
  • Examine the strengths and challenges of your organization and enhance your service delivery continuum
  • Leverage resources to generate growth funding amongst microbusinesses shut out from traditional sources of capital.

Have questions about the 2017 Microenterprise Developers Conference? Contact SCMEN

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