The City of Anderson Economic Development Division operates an entrepreneurial space for a variety of programming. This is one of the division’s primary efforts to promote business development in the City of Anderson. These programs are available to start-up or existing businesses and even students to promote successful entrepreneurship in our community.
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Build Your Own Business
1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee. The free, weekly gathering helps build the business community.
Every Wednesday morning, one or two entrepreneurs will present their businesses to an audience of mentors, advisers and other entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur will present for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience.
The program offers an opportunity to explain any hardships or challenges you're trying to work through. Not getting enough foot traffic? Not sure how to market your small business effectively? Needing advice on accounting or legal issues? This is the place to engage with a community that wants to engage and assist.
The City of Anderson is excited to present the year long series BYOB “Build Your Own Business”
This program is designed to equip you with the information, skills, and resources needed to create a successful business.
The third Thursday of every month from 12-1:30, we bring in topic experts to guide you in building your business. All sessions are free, and lunch is provided.
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Registration is required.
12 - 1:30 PM
Excavating a larger market
Youth Entrepreneurs of Anderson is an annual partnership with local school districts to train and mentor high school students in the foundations of small business start-up and technology.
Stay tuned for news about our next partnership in 2020.
"I want to thank the City of Anderson and the Economic Development team for helping me make my dream of opening my boutique a reality.
- Dawn Drucker, Anderson Business Owner