Upstate Entrepreneur EcosystemSupporting 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. Contact us to get involved!
Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem
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
Launch of Start-Grow Upstate
Watch this recording of the Start-Grow Upstate website launch to see all of the resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Upstate and how best to search the site.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | UEE Meeting
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | UEE Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2023 | UEE Workshop & Reception – Update on Human Resource Laws & Regulations/Reception for incoming UEE facilitator Craig Scharton. Click here for the recap. Click here for the presentation.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | UEE Quarterly Connector. Click here for the recap. Click here to view presentation.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | UEE Partner Workshop – The Story Behind the Numbers – Translating the Numbers into Financial Goals with Piedmont SCORE – recap, video, and presentation
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | UEE Partner Workshop – Numbers Don’t Lie – Organizing the Numbers with Earl Gregorich of SC Small Business Development Center – recap, video, and presentation
Wednesday, March 16 | UEE Meeting – recap, video, and presentation.
Tuesday, March 1 | UEE Partner Workshop – Show Me the Paper Trail! Identifying Important Financial Data with Ana Parra of Community Works Women’s Business Center – recap, video and presentation
Start-Grow Upstate Video Resource
Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Resource Map
Small Business Resources by County
Upstate Resources & Alternative Capital Sources
Ten at the Top’s Regional Events Calendar