August 19, 2019 [Greenville, SC]— Ten at the Top (TATT) invites members of the Abbeville County community to participate in a community workshop focused on Growing Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses. The workshop will be held on September 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at West Carolina Tel (229 Highway 28 Bypass). Lunch will be served starting at 11:15.

    The workshop is one of 10 county workshops TATT is holding across the Upstate in 2019 as part of the 10th anniversary year for the organization.

    “We have had very successful events in Laurens and Union, and we are looking forward to this workshop in Abbeville,” said Ten at the Top Executive Director Dean Hybl. “The purpose of these workshops is to help a community learn about ideas and resources that can help them address a specific need within their community.

    “Supporting entrepreneurs is something that’s important to us as an organization—one of our five working groups focuses on creating a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem,” he continued.

    Speakers will include Erin Ouzts, Chair of Ten at the Top’s Upstate Entrepreneur Support Providers Network; Dave Eldridge, CEO of Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation; and Brian “Zig” Ziegelheafer, Co-Founder and Leader of BGEN, Gaffney’s small business incubator. They will provide an overview of how to build opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners within a community.

    Michael Clary, Community Development Director for the City of Abbeville, along with Paige Bowser, owner of local business Breezy Quarters, will talk following those presentations about opportunities and resources available to entrepreneurs in Abbeville.

    “The City is excited for the opportunity to have this platform to communicate the steps being taken to support Small Business and Entrepreneurs in Abbeville. We are also excited to hear from professionals in other communities about strategies they have used to support small businesses in their respective communities,” Clary said.

    The Abbeville County Workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Lunch will be provided. To register, click here.