Published July 31, 2014
The second Good Business Summit opens next month in Charleston with speakers and panel discussions about the nuts and bolts of being a successful entrepreneur.
The one-day event, set for Aug. 21 at the Charleston Museum, also focuses on ways locally owned and operated small businesses can be positive role models by working in and with their communities.
Last year’s inaugural summit featured a slate of speakers that included small and larger businesses from around the region. Those companies were paired with Charleston-area companies that were making an impact on the economy with jobs and support of other similar-sized businesses.
The Good Business Summit is organized by Lowcountry Local First, a Charleston-based nonprofit trade association made up of local businesses. The organization advocates for local investment and entrepreneurship in the Charleston area and recently opened a co-working space on upper Meeting Street.
The Good Business Summit will feature 30 speakers, including:
- Adam Fetsch, Rewined Candles
- Carrie Morey, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits
- Christine Osborne, Wonder Works
- Dave Dawson, The Urban Electric Co.
- Eric Henry, TS Designs and Burlington Beer Works Co-Op
- Jacob Lindsey, Charleston Civic Design Center
- Mike Lata, Fig and The Ordinary
- Robert Prioleau, Blue Ion
- Scott Blackwell, High Wire Distilling Co.
Topics this year include:
- Collaboration across industries beyond a competitive mindset.
- How to creatively grow the Charleston region and create a positive climate for local businesses.
- How to successfully go beyond the startup phase.
- Low-risk entry with pop-ups, mobile sites, co-working spaces and incubators.
- Manufacturing a local product.
- True confessions from a successful business owner.