Price Gouging

South Carolina’s Attorney General announced that the state’s price gouging law is now in effect. This law applies to businesses and individuals looking to unfairly take advantage of the effects of Hurricane Irma through price gouging of food, gasoline, lodging, and other commodities.

Please email any examples or documentation to pricegouging@scag.gov or call 803-737-3953 and leave a message if you have witnessed a likely violation.

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Spartanburg County Community Profile

The SC Department of Employment and Workforce publishes a community profile for Spartanburg County that is rich in detail. It provides economic, industry, demographic, occupation, and education data for the community. Take a look at it at https://lmi.dew.sc.gov/lmi%20site/Documents/CommunityProfiles/04000083.pdf.

More Small Business Workshops

The Small Business Development Center and Spartanburg Housing Authority are offering two more small business workshops at the Headquarters Library. Marketing Strategies will be offered on Wed, August 16 and Financing Your Small Business on Wed, August 23. The workshops are from 2:00-3:30 and registration begins at 1:30.

Register online at: http://scsbdc.com/seminars.php. Double click on the date on the calendar and you will be directed to the registration site. The workshops are free. Seating is limited to 25.

For more information, please contact Beth Smith at the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center via e-mail es2@clemson.edu or by telephone at 864.592-6318.

Business Startup Workshop

The Spartanburg Area South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Spartanburg Housing Authority are excited to announce its seminar for aspiring Upstate entrepreneurs entitled “How To Start A Small Business.”

The workshop will be held at the downtown Spartanburg County Library, 151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 on August 9, 2017 from 2:00 am to 3:30 pm. Registration for the program will begin at 1:30 at the Harley Room or you can register online at: http://scsbdc.com/seminars.php. Double click on the date on the calendar and you will be directed to the registration site. This workshop is free. Seating is limited to 25.

For more information, please contact Beth Smith at the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center via e-mail es2@clemson.edu or by telephone at 864.592-6318.

Direct mail–marketing your small business

Want your direct mailing to be cheaper and more effective? The USPS offers a service called Every Door Direct Mail that lets you advertise to the community for less.

PS® Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®) is a targeted advertising technique that lets you map your marketing mail audience by age, income, or household size. You can use the EDDM mapping tool to choose the ZIP Code™ and carrier route that will target your best possible customers—current and future. The EDDM mapping tool is easy to use and discounts are available.

Price – USPS Marketing Mail™ Flats up to 3.3 oz
EDDM Retail® USPS Marketing Flats $0.177 per piece

Online Access to Popular Magazines

SCPL offers free online access to over 80 popular magazines, including The Economist, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

To access go to: http://www.spartanburglibraries.org
Over on the right, click on: Go to Resources.
Click on: Resources A-Z Index.
And then select Zinio.
You’ll be asked for your SCPL library card and then you’re ready to go.

Please call us at 864-596-3505 with questions.