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CCU Small Business Center sponsors conference for restaurants

December 18, 2013

The Restaurant Business Development Conference is being presented at Coastal Carolina University on Jan. 8 and 9, 2014, and registration is open now. The two-day conference is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The first day is designed for small business owners who wish to design and maintain a webpage for their business. The second day focuses on restaurants and provides information on the following topics: How to Buy/Sell a Restaurant, Financing Your Restaurant, Franchising Restaurants, Restaurant Best Practices (from area experts), DHEC: New Regulations, Designing a Marketing Plan, Quick Books for Restaurants, Insurance, the Affordable Care Act and Social Media Marketing.

A panel of restaurant experts will also answer questions from the audience. Restaurant suppliers will discuss “Options Beyond the Basics,” and area lenders will participate in a roundtable discussion.

The Restaurant Business Development Conference will be held in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. The cost for one day is $99; the cost for both days is $149.

Registration is required. To download detailed conference information, visit Breakfast and lunch are included with registration and are provided both conference days. To register, visit or call 843-349-4010, 843-347-6914 or 843-349-5070.