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Thu, May 27



Native Edge Institute - Charleston

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Practical Approaches with Key Business Concepts

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Native Edge Institute - Charleston
Native Edge Institute - Charleston

Time & Location

May 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Charleston, 170 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

About the event

May 27, 2021

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM:  Strategic Planning with the Lean Canvas

Effective strategic planning serves as a powerful tool in identifying, defining, and measuring the path to success for your business. In this session, learn how you can make use of the Lean Canvas to simplify strategic planning and focus on the key drivers of your business model.

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: National Center Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Levering your business working with Large Primes, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM:  Marketing Your Small Business While Leveraging Business Certifications and Their Benefits

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Keynote Advantages of Small-Business Ownership

Owning a small business has its advantages and disadvantages, learn from two small business owners, and weigh the pros and cons carefully and decide whether the risk is worth the reward.

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Working with the South Carolina One Stop Business Center

Learn how South Carolina’s Business One Stop (SCBOS) mission is to be the one-stop information resource for starting, running, expanding, and relocating businesses in South Carolina

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM: MBDA center South Carolina to cover program and services with an emphasis on Supplier Diversity Panel

We will learn more about Supplier Diversity Programs and their Corporate Social Responsibility and learn more about how to pivot your business to work with the outlined core values to be successful with Corporate procurement.

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM:  Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations

This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility. Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Financing Your Business / Access to Capital

All businesses need capital to get established and then grow.  In this session we focus on determining how much capital you need, then explore the options available and what it takes to arrange the right type of financing for your business.


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