Columbia Area Small Business Development Center of USC to Host Summer Small Business Symposium

The Columbia Area Small Business Development Center of the University of South Carolina (www.uscregionsbdc.com) and Adams, Gyemant & Griffin Business Advisors, LLC (www.aggadvisors.com) will be hosting a one day Small Business Symposium on July 30, 2013. The Symposium will cover a broad range of topics of interest to small businesses including finance, human resources, ethics, risk management, and entrepreneurship. The Symposium will be held from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at the Lumpkin Auditorium, 8th Floor, Darla Moore School of Business, 1705 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208.

Symposium topics are divided into three categories: Finance, Risk Prevention, and Learning from the Best. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers throughout the day in their chosen field of interest. All speakers are leading professionals in their fields, and will be available to answer questions. Lunch, refreshments, and parking will be provided.  Notable presenters include:

  • South Carolina Senator Vincent Sheheen
  • Scott Adams – Principal Partner of Adams, Gyemant & Griffin Business Advisors and economic development and workforce readiness and training advocate
  • South Carolina Representative Todd Atwater – CEO, South Carolina Medical Association
  • Ernie Csiszar – Former South Carolina Director of Insurance and Adjunct Professor, USC Moore School of Business
  • Otis Rawl – President and CEO, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnie Maybank – Member, Nexsen Pruet Law Firm
  • Ben Rex – Chief Executive Officer – Cyberwoven

The Finance Track will cover state and local incentives, acquiring loans and equity financing, tax law updates, and how to work with your CPA. The Risk Prevention Track will cover interacting with the government, commercial contracts, contract negotiation, risk management, and liability avoidance. The Learn from the Best Track will cover optimizing your business culture, employee efficiency, utilizing human capital, and creating effective websites.

The cost to attend the Small Business Symposium, which includes meal and refreshments, is $397. Participants can register through Eventbrite:

http://smallbusinessdevelopment.eventbrite.com

For further information, please contact Pete Oliver, 803-777-5118 at the Columbia Area Small Business Development Center.

About SBDC:
SC SBDC provides private management consulting services at no charge to existing small businesses statewide, as well as affordable educational programs targeted to entrepreneurs. These services directly result in job creation and retention, new businesses startups, access to financing, increased sales, and taxes contributed to the economy. Our 40+ consultants provide specialized services to all small business in any industry segment.

About AG&G Advisory Group:
AG&G is a nationwide advisory firm that partners with senior management of forward-thinking companies to transform operational obstacles into solutions. AG&G is based in Lexington, South Carolina. AG&G, allied with our client’s mission, delivers measurable performance improvements, and establishes a corporate culture that ensures long-term results. Thanks to our diverse experience and expertise, AG&G is uniquely positioned to work across industries and functional areas, partnering with organizations in developing the strategies and processes that accelerate targeted growth.

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