The Florence Chamber Fostering a New Business Resource

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is currently fostering a partnership with Grand Strand SCORE to establish a Pee Dee SCORE Branch. The goal is to develop additional resources for our local small business communities through mentoring and education.

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to the formation and growth of small businesses throughout the United States. It provides free business advice and mentoring, offering low or no-cost business training and sharing free business templates and resources. While we are a few weeks away from an official launch, we do recommend the virtual business courses listed below and are available for free in February. If you have any questions, please contact the Florence Chamber at 843-665-0515.

Simple Steps to Exiting your Business (virtual)

Date: 2/9/21 Time: 12-1:30 pm

This 3-part series workshop, developed by MassMutual and SCORE, will help you plan for the next stage for your business, for yourself, and for generations to come. Part 1: Succession Planning, Part 2: Retirement Planning, Part 3: Estate Planning

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Marketing at a Glance (virtual)

Date: 2/18/21 Time: 12-1:30

This presentation is for the business owners who want to properly market their products (or services) by attracting new customers and retaining existing ones (virtually or in person).
The following topics will be covered in this presentation:

– Definition and 4 P’s of Marketing
– Marketing Plan, its benefits and requirements
– Market segmentation and your targeted market
– Importance of effective messaging for Digital Marketing
– Marketing Strategy, Goals and Cost

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Making Money from Home in 10 Steps (virtual)

Date: 2/23/21 Time: 12-1:30pm; For More Information Click here:


Digital Technology for Business optimization and Growth (virtual)

Date: 2/25/21 – Time: 12-1:30

This workshop provides owners with information on multiple topics, including the role of the small businesses in the U.S., challenges, trends, market changes and the use of technology for the business growth. The following topics will be covered:
-Overview of disruptive technologies
-Examples of existing solutions for various areas in small business operations (CRM, digital marketing, customer service, etc.)

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