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Mt. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming & Fall Revival
Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 17, 2014
7:00pm-7:00pm
Rechecking Our Reality
Sep 16, 2014
8:30am-1:30pm
Minority Business Resource
Sep 16, 2014
10:30am-2:30pm
Women's Leadership Conference: Regional Networking Dinner
Sep 16, 2014
12:00pm-5:30pm
2014 Small Business Series - Greer: Commercializing Technical Products
Sep 16, 2014
6:30pm-8:00pm
Commercializing Technical Products- Greer
Sep 16, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm
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September
15
Beginning
Sep 15th 7:00pm
Ending
Sep 17th 7:00pm

Mt. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming & Fall Revival

Where
316 Spartanburg St. Greenville, SC 29607 [ Map ]
Description
Mt. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church will have their Fall Revival on September 15-17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The speakers for the week are: Monday, September 15th: Rev. Darrin K. Johnson, Sr., Pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church, Williamston, SC; Tuesday, September 16th: Rev. Kippie Brown, Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Greenville, SC; Wednesday, September 17th: Rev. Carlton Austin, Pastor of Mill Rock Baptist Church, Gray Court, SC.
Age Group
Family Friendly
September
16
Beginning
Sep 16th 8:30am
Ending
Sep 16th 1:30pm

Rechecking Our Reality

Where
TD Convention Center One Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC [ Map ]
Description
Age Group
18+
September
16
Beginning
Sep 16th 10:30am
Ending
Sep 16th 2:30pm

Minority Business Resource

Where
Kroc Center 424 Westfield Street Greenville, SC 29601 [ Map ]
Description
Entrepreneurial Workshop Descriptions

Marketing Communications
9:00am - 10:30am & 10:30am - Noon
A panel of experts will provide the top best practices to obtain new business through efficient and effective marketing communications.

Business Financial Matters
9:00am - 10:30am & 10:30am - Noon
A panel of experts will discuss financial matters of relevance to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs such as capital sourcing, financial strategies for growing a business, accounting practices, fundamentals of effective pricing, capturing and monetizing products/services.

Comprehensive Business Start-Up
9:00am - Noon Get information and resources presented by professionals and local knowledge and expertise to help you get started and understand the basic principles of entrepreneurship. This session is for those who have recently started a business or are thinking of starting a business.

Networking Lunch (Noon - 1:00pm)

Business Information Fair (1:00pm - 2:30pm)


The Greenville Chamber has developed the MBRC to create opportunities for all organizations that operate in the space of servicing socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. The MBRC exists between organizations engaged in providing support to under-resourced businesses in the Upstate, and aims to produce successful outcomes in the areas of economic development, business growth and job creation.
Questions?

Please contact Nika White at 864-239-3727 or nwhite@greenvillechamber.org.
Age Group
18+
September
16
Beginning
Sep 16th 12:00pm
Ending
Sep 16th 5:30pm

Women's Leadership Conference: Regional Networking Dinner

Where
620 Emerald Rd, Greenwood, SC, 29646 [ Map ]
Description
Join the Women's Leadership Council for a Regional Networking Dinner to connect professional women from across the Upstate.

/our guest speaker will be Pamela Lackey, President of A T & T South Carolina.
Age Group
18+
September
16
Beginning
Sep 16th 6:30pm
Ending
Sep 16th 8:00pm

2014 Small Business Series - Greer: Commercializing Technical Products

Where
Greer Development Corporation, 111-B South Main Street, Greer, SC 29650 [ Map ]
Description
This seminar will be conducted by Doug Lineberry and Jim Denning, Attorneys at Law, with the McNair Law Firm in Greenville, SC.

Doug will explain the various ways that an inventor can protect his/her product: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or copyrights. He will review the filing process for each and the usual costs involved. He will explain the need for preliminary drawings (needed for filings) and how to work with design engineers and product developers so that the product is ready for manufacturing. Doug will also discuss the need for and proper contents of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that can be used by inventors as the business plan is developed and initial discussions take place with suppliers, partners and/or investors.

The workshop is free. Please register online at www.clemson.edu/sbdc.
Age Group
Family Friendly
September
16
Beginning
Sep 16th 6:30pm
Ending
Sep 16th 8:30pm

Commercializing Technical Products- Greer

Where
111-B South Main Street, Greer, SC 29650 [ Map ]
Description
This seminar will be conducted by Doug Lineberry and Jim Denning, Attorneys at Law, with the McNair Law Firm in Greenville, SC.

Doug will explain the various ways that an inventor can protect his/her product: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or copyrights. He will review the filing process for each and the usual costs involved. He will explain the need for preliminary drawings (needed for filings) and how to work with design engineers and product developers so that the product is ready for manufacturing. Doug will also discuss the need for and proper contents of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that can be used by inventors as the business plan is developed and initial discussions take place with suppliers, partners and/or investors.

Jim will review legal structures available to inventors and the benefits of each, depending on the type of product, how you plan to fund and grow, and other considerations. Jim will also discuss how to establish relationships with product designers, developers, manufacturers, and distributors through the use of contracts. He will provide an overview of key elements of licensing agreements.

Greer Development Corporation is located at 111-B South Main Street, Greer, SC 29650 and the seminar will be held in the 2nd floor conference room from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The workshop is free. Please register online at www.sccsc.edu/sbdc
Age Group
Family Friendly