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Library hosts Small Business Fair on March 18
Small Business
Resource Fair

March 18, 2010

Small business, entrepreneurs or those thinking about starting a business are invited to a full day of free workshops, counseling and networking at the 5th Annual Small Business Resource Fair on Thursday, March 18 at the Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street.

An Exhibit Hall will be open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with representatives from more than a dozen business organizations and government agencies that offer services or providing help to small businesses, including assistance with securing financing, creating a business plan and working with governments.

Counselors from Charleston Coastal chapter of SCORE will provide free individual business counseling from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Four free workshops will be offered during the day:

  • Doing Business with Charleston County, 10 – 10:45 a.m.
    Speaker: Barrett Tolbert, Small Business Enterprise Manager, Charleston County Procurement
  • Top HR Tips for Small Businesses, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
    Speaker: Pat Eardley, HR Advisor
  • Do-It-Yourself Online Marketing Research, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
    Speaker: Amanda Holling, Business Reference Librarian
  • Money Matters! Funding Your Small Business, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
    Speakers: Mary Dickerson, Director FastTracSC, Charleston LDC Cindi Rourk, Loan Office, Charleston Local Development Corporation

At 12 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., tours will be offered of the Library’s Reference Department and Business Center to explain what information and services the Library has available to help businesses.

For more information on the exhibitors or the workshops, call the Charleston County Public Library at 805-6930.