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.

Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Online Event
    Learn about the programs offered by SBA plus more details on loans, contracting, and available free counseling and workshops. SPEAKER BIO: Angela Brewer is a native of Mississippi. She moved to South Carolina[...]
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Online Event
    Learn how to register to do business with the Federal Government and how to get a DUNS number. TOPICS COVERED: How to register to Do Business with the federal government How to determine[...]
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Online Event
    A representative from SBA will walk you through searching for business opportunities with the Federal Government. How to search contracts using www.beta.sam.gov and www.bidspeed.com. Searching for Federal contracts over $25, 000 using www.beta.sam.gov[...]
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Online Event
    Learn about the federal certification process for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) What do you need? Are you eligible? Where do you apply? The Federal Government’s goal is to award at least five percent[...]
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Online Event
    This session walks you through the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program Eligibility Process. Is the 8(a) Program right for you? Are you Socially and Economically Disadvantaged? Have you been in business for 2[...]

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