This weekly journal is an excellent source for keeping up with what’s going on business-wise in the Upstate. Access is available online at http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/.
Want or need to take continuing education classes? Check out our Universal Class database. Universal Class is a collection of over 500 continuing education classes in topics such as accounting, computers, and real estate. Classes are instructor-led, and you’ll get feedback from live instructors about what you’re learning.
Continuing Education Units can be earned through these classes, and they are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Other classes offer certificates of achievement for completion.
To access this go to: http://www.infodepot.org, select eResources and then Universal Class. You’ll need a library card to login. Or attend one of our drop-in study sessions in the Headquarters Computer Classroom to help getting started. Upcoming classes:
Monday, Nov 21: 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov 30: 2:00-3:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 3: 3:00-4:30 pm
Monday, Dec 5: 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec 7: 2:00-3:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec 14: 2:00-3:30 pm
Please email levernem@infodepot to participate in these classes. For more information call 596-3505.
For those needing assistance comparing plans or applying on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Mary Black Health System in Spartanburg is offering free assistance.
Appointments may be made with the hospital’s certified assisters by calling 864-573-3194, or can be booked online at http://www.GetCoveredAmerica.org/connector.
The open enrollment period is Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2017.
Want to see if you’re being paid fairly? Try Glassdoor http://www.glassdoor.com and get an idea of the average salary for your profession in your geographic area. Also read company reviews posted by current and former employees.
The Spartanburg Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to host the “Concepts to Businesses” seminar for area business owners.
The “Concepts to Businesses” seminar has been designed for business owners who want to learn about the process involved in taking an innovative idea to market. The seminar will cover (a) how to protect your ideas (Intellectual Property), (b) getting the idea to market (target marketing, media choices), and (c) financing options.
The seminar will be held at the Spartanburg Community College (Tyger River Campus) located at 1875 East Main Street in Duncan, SC 29334 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Room 354A. This seminar is free.
Seating is limited to 35. Please register online at: http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/sbdc/events. For more information, please contact Beth Smith at the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center via e-mail: email@example.com or by telephone at 864.592.6318.
Need help marketing your small business? Check out ReferenceUSA. Using this database, you can generate mailing/contact lists by zip code, within a certain radius, by estimated income, etc.
Access is free to SCPL library card holders. Find it at http://www.infodepot.org, click on eResources, and then select ReferenceUSA. Call us at 596-3505 for additional assistance.
Need business cards and don’t want to spend much? Both Word and Publisher have templates that allow you to make professional looking cards in no time at all.
If you don’t have access to these programs, just visit us at SCPL. And remember to bring along some card stock paper to print these on.