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In the past 5 years, the SC SBDC network has helped
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$284 million in capital formation.
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Greenwood Area Small Business Development Center and Lander University Join Forces to Offer Business-College Connection Program (BCCP)
Greenwood may be known for its mild year-round climate, attractions, festivals and recreational options, but the county also is home to several notable institutions of higher learning and up-and-coming small businesses. It was this later combination of resources that inspired Ben Calhoun, area manager and business consultant at the Greenwood Area Business Development Center (SBDC).
“When I moved here in 2018 to manage the Greenwood Area SBDC, I recognized there was a great opportunity for collaboration between university students and SBDC clients,” said Calhoun.
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Before the pandemic hit, business was pretty good,” said Harrison’s Travels owner Shawnta Harrison. In actuality, it was thriving: her SBA HUBZone-certified boutique travel agency was expanding beyond the borders of her local community, clients were increasingly more interested in traveling abroad and she was serving a niche market with pre-packaged group tours. “Gross sales were at an all-time
high,” Harrison said. “I was expecting 2020 to be our best year to date.”