Small Business Summer Seminars Announced

News  |  Published June 3, 2024

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The City of Camden continues to host a summer series of small business workshops at the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library. Kat Spadacenta, Community Development Coordinator, and representatives from the Library and Small Business Development Center will lead workshops for small business owners and any member of the public wishing to attend.

Workshops will be held on Tuesdays – June 4, June 25, July 9, July 23, and August 6 at the Camden Library Branch, 1304 Broad Street. A community development workshop will be held August 13. All workshops are from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

June 4 – Make Your Small Business More Accessible – When businesses build digital communications that allow people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with products and services, it expands their market. Implementing accessibility best practices can help businesses grow, and improve the experience for all users. In this Grow with Google workshop, you’ll what accessibility means online, how to design for accessibility – web pages, email, and tips for physical spaces, and tips for being more inclusive as a small business.

June 25 – How to Write an Effective Business Plan – An effective business plan is an important tool for a business owner. Join this webinar, hosted by SC Small Business Development Center’s Bob Jones, and learn about the elements that make a business plan effective. Bob will cover what information should be included in a business plan, how to write an executive summary, and the purposes of a business plan and what impact it can have.

July 9 – Library Resources for Business – Cris Wilson, Adult Services Librarian for Kershaw County Library will give an overview of the online resources available to your business, courtesy of the South Carolina State Library. Any South Carolina resident who has a current, valid library card can access these resources. The Camden Branch also has a business reference collection, which will be covered. These materials are available for use inside the library building. Bring a laptop to this workshop.

July 23 – Boost Your Money Management Skills for Your Small Business – Whether you’re starting a new business or already managing one, it’s important to understand how to manage your business finances. Having good money management skills will help increase your business’s opportunity for success. This Grow with Google workshop will show you how to separate business and personal finances, track your business finances, understand cash flow and profit & loss. Plus, you’ll learn about money management mistakes to avoid.

August 6 – Cybersecurity and Your Small Business – Cybersecurity is an important issue for businesses of all sizes. In this Grow with Google workshop, you will learn the basics of online security and how it applies to your business and customers, ways you can identify common digital threats, and steps you can take to protect your business. You’ll walk away with practical tips and tools to increase your business’ cybersecurity, as well as what steps you can take after a potential security breach.

August 13 – Cultural District and Community Development Strategy Workshop – Join Community Development Coordinator Kat Spadacenta to learn about upcoming events and activities taking place in the Downtown Camden Cultural District and how you can be a part of them. Help in the planning and design of a community mural, brainstorm for the holiday season, and share your thoughts on what you’d like to see in your community.

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