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Business workshop for entrepreneurs offered

February 3, 2009

Coastal Carolina University's Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar designed to help entrepreneurs and managers grow their businesses in trying economic times. "Listening to Your Business," a half-day workshop offered through FastTrac, is designed to provide business managers with critical evaluation tools and action steps needed to maximize growth and profitability in a difficult economic climate. The cost is $50 (reduced from $150) and advanced registration is required.

The workshop will take entrepreneurs and managers through a four-step evaluation and planning process that will enhance business performance: (1) Setting a three-year vision; (2) Taking a snapshot of your business; (3) Evaluating where you are in the planning process; (4) Translating your goals into action steps.

"Listening to Your Business" will be offered at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Horry Georgetown Technical College's Georgetown campus, 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m.

This workshop is offered through the combined efforts of the Coastal Carolina University Small Business Development Center, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown County Economic Development and Clemson Extension Service.

To register or for more information, visit www.fasttracsc.org or call Mary Dickerson at 843-805-3089.