Published May 23, 2012
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will launch a forum to help small- to medium-sized minority-owned businesses grow to the next level.
The minority-business forum will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5, in the Moore School’s Daniel-Mickel Center for Executive Education, located on the eighth floor.
The forum, called Driving Growth in Challenging Times, will feature USC faculty and business leaders who will share growth strategies with business owners.
The event will cover topics including marketing and promotion; human resources, taxation, legal and banking considerations; and government contract bidding.
Participants will be shown how to develop branding and communication strategies and create low-cost campaigns.
They also will be instructed on return-on-investment decisions, how to scale a business and approaches for infrastructure decisions. Additionally, human resource topics; information technology, including cloud computing; and organizational and structural considerations for small businesses will be explored.
- David Crockett, Moore School associate professor of marketing;
- John Stern, Moore School adjunct professor of management;
- Greg Davis, S.C. Department of Commerce;
- Kiosha Gregg, Kiosha Gregg Digital Media Consultancy;
- Jerry Ellison, JBE Inc.;
- Julian “Jay” Hennig III, Nexsen Pruet;
- Ike McLeese, president and CEO, Columbia Chamber of Commerce;
- Mark Newsome, Chernoff Newman;
- Terris Riley, New Venue Technologies; and
- Delbert H. Singleton Jr., board secretary, S.C. Budget and Control Board.
The forum costs $95 to attend. Registration is available online.
For more information, contact Marc Himes at 803-206-7398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.