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©2017 Start:ME Spartanburg

Starting and Growing Spartanburg's Small Businesses! 

Achieve Your Goals

Start:ME Spartanburg is a free intensive 14-week business training program for entrepreneurs who work, live, worship, plan to open a business in the Northside community of Spartanburg or whose business will provide products and services to residents of the Northside. The Start:Me program provides entrepreneurs the tools and connections necessary to build and grow successful businesses.

 

Weekly sessions focus on developing critical entrepreneurial skills through the presentation of material and supplementing this material with mentoring from experienced businesspeople from the community. Upon competition of the program, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to acquire venture funds for their enterprise. The focus of this program is to promote economic development in the Northside community by connecting aspiring and promising entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, skills and network that exists in Spartanburg.

START:ME MODEL

Knowledge

Actionable Information

•Intensive skills-based training
•Expert small business trainers

Networks

Work With Experts

•Connects aspiring business owners in community
•Brings key community, financial, and other experts together

Start:ME MODEL

industry professional mentors. 

Knowledge

Actionable Information

•Intensive skills-based training
•Expert small business trainers

Networks

Work With Experts

•Connects aspiring business owners in community
•Brings key community, financial, and other experts together

Capital

Fund Your Venture

•Opportunity to receive a loan of up to $5,000 in venture capital
•Use the developed business plan as a tool to acquire additional loans