Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem

Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses for a competitive Upstate economy

The Upstate’s economy has diversified in recent decades to become better positioned for growth in the Global Economy of the 21st Century. The Upstate is now home to both traditional manufacturing and a growing stable of national and international companies focused on research and innovation. In addition, an expanding legion of entrepreneurs and small businesses are dotting the landscape and serving as a key element of the Upstate’s economy. Continuing to cultivate and support small businesses and entrepreneurs is a critical component of the future economic growth of the region. Ten at the Top has been convening two groups around this driver area, and has compiled a few tools as well.

Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem

Next Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Demystifying Mentoring, October 22nd—Register now

Who: Network of professionals that support the growth and development of the Upstate’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

What: Convene to network, learn, and share effective strategies to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Upstate

2020 Virtual Workshop Presentations:

September 24, 2020 Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Workshop: Global Entrepreneurship Week

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August 26, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Entrepreneur Resiliency presented by Paul Clark

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July 22, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Best Practices: Financial Statement Discipline presented by Earl Gregorich

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June 25, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Best Practices: Using Digital Tools and Digital Audits to Promote Local Businesses presented by Amanda Munyan and Jonathan Irick

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May 12, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Supporting Entrepreneurs in Uncertain Times

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May 5, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Current & Future Impact of COVID-19 for Upstate Entrepreneurs presented by Scott Baier

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April 28, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Mental Health Considerations for Entrepreneurs  presented by Beth Freeman

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April 21, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Tax Changes in the CARES Act and Accounting Best Practices presented by Scott Patterson

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April 14, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Alternatives to SBA Lending Panel Discussion with Brendan Buttimer, Skyler Jackson, Tammie Hoy Hawkins, and Julie Franklin

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April 7, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: Important COVID-19 Employee Leave and Unemployment Changes for Business presented by Michael Nail

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March 31, 2020 Entrepreneur Ecosystem Zoom Workshop: SBDC’s Role and an Introduction to the EIDL and PPP Loans

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