Upcoming Events

Training Opportunities

A variety of workshops and continuing education classes related to small business topics are scheduled every month by The Kelley Center. Training events have been previously held in Downtown Florence and Lake City but are currently offered online only via Zoom due to COVID-19. Topics are focused on areas that small business owners frequently need assistance with such as financing, business planning, market identification, intellectual property, marketing, government programs, and much more.

Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Online/Virtual
Course Description: Get prepared to learn the basics of the accounting software known as QuickBooks. This is a course for beginners that will explain the differences in Desktop and Online versions, build your understanding of[...]
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online/Virtual
Workshop Description: One of the key tenets to running a business is getting the best deal you can, whether this relates to goods, services, employees, contractors, etc. In this seminar, we are going to discuss[...]
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Online/Virtual
Every business starts with an idea and needs a plan to execute. This session will walk through the steps of developing a business plan.

Contact Us

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Brianna L. Dennis

Executive Director
Kelley Center for Economic Development

Florence Office:
University Place, Suite 207
Lake City Office:
The Continuum, Suite 606
Phone: 843-661-1205
bdennis@fmarion.edu

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Avery Covington

Program Coordinator
Kelley Center for Economic Development

Office: The Continuum, Suite 608
Phone: 843-374-4216
acovington@fmarion.edu

Jamie Howle

Jamie H. Hopkins

Program Coordinator
Kelley Center for Economic Development

Office: University Place, Suite 206
Phone: 843-661-4606
Jamie.Hopkins@fmarion.edu