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Spartanburg, SC – August 1, 2016. The Spartanburg Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to host the “Federal & State Tax Workshop for Small Business” Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The morning session, “Federal Tax Workshop,” is designed for small business owners who want to learn how to start a new business including legal forms of business organization, getting the company FEIN for bookkeeping and accounting, recordkeeping, working with a paid tax preparer, etc. and paying federal taxes. The workshop will be taught by Chuck Christie, Enrolled IRS Agent and Owner of Christie Tax & Accounting, Campobello, SC. The presenter will discuss net profit or loss, deductions, depreciation, self-employment tax, and estimated tax. An information packet is given to each participant.

The afternoon session, “State Tax Workshop,” is designed for small business owners who are starting a small business or have recently started one in the service, retail, or manufacturing sectors.   The workshop covers state tax requirements and employment security obligations. The program will be taught by the SC Department of Revenue and the SC Department of Employment and Workforce. Helpful publications and sample forms are given to each participant.

The workshop will be held at the Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus, located at 1875 East Main Street in Duncan, SC 29334 on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Room 354A.

Registration details


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CCE-Summer-Cover-IconOur Summer Schedule is out!

If you haven’t received one in the mail, let us know and we’ll be glad to mail you one. Or you can view our Summer Schedule online at http://bit.ly/summer-schedule.

Offering new courses included:

Register Early! Help keep your selected class on schedule. Each class has a minimum required enrollment. Once that number is reached, the class is a “go.”

Register Online at https://www.sccsc.edu/cce/.



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If you need to brush up on your formula and function skills or learn to analyze your data more efficiently, we have two courses coming up that can help. You will be amazed at how Excel can make your job easier.

Formula and Functions  – Formulas are one of Excel’s most powerful features. They have the ability to save you time, increase the accuracy of your spreadsheets, and make sense of data.

December 9, 9 am – 12 pm | cost $39

Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, LookUps and Marcros -Do you wish you knew how to perform sophisticated data analysis, spot trends, and draw conclusions with pages full of data? You can by utilizing features such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions, PivotTables, and PivotCharts that come standard with Microsoft Excel.

December 9, 1 pm – 4 pm | cost $39
Both classes are held at the SCC Tyger River Campus in Duncan.

Excel Special – Take both and save!   Save $15 – Pay only $63 for both!

Register Online Now!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015Senate-sealSCC Vert 2748 CMYK
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
SCC Tyger River Campus1875 East Main St. (Hwy 290) Duncan, SC 29334

Sponsored by SCC, SCC Foundation and
U.S. Senator Tim Scott.

This event is free to all veterans and their families.  Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their current resume or a list of work experiences. A variety of vendors, including area human resource professionals and employers from the public and private sectors will be on hand. A barbecue lunch will be provided.

Veterans will have opportunities to learn about:

  • What employers are wanting in today’s workforce
  • Transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce
  • Best practices in interviewing for jobs
  • Resources related to job search
  • Resumes
  • Resources available if interested in starting a business
  • How to apply to college
  • Resources available to help pay for college
  • Transitioning from the military to the college campus

Veteran will also have an opportunity to:

  • Have their resumes critiqued by human resources professionals
  • Take assessments to help make good career choices


  • Clemson University’s Small Business Development Center
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina
  • SC Works
  • Spartanburg Community College (SCC)
  • SCC Career Services
  • SCC Foundation
  • South Carolina Department of Employment & Workforce
  • South Carolina National Guard Employment Services Division
  • Spartanburg County Veterans Affairs Office
  • Upstate Warrior Solution
  • Veteran Scholarships Forever

Event Agenda

 9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:10 a.m. Panel Discussion I: Employment Opportunities Representatives (Employers, SC Works, SC Department of Employment and Workforce, Human Resources Professionals)
10:40 a.m. Questions & Answers
10:50 a.m. Panel Discussion II: Educational and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Representatives (Spartanburg Community College and Clemson University
11:40 a.m. Questions & Answers
11:50 a.m. Closing Remarks
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Time with Vendors
Educational Assessments

SCC Tyger River Campus Directions and Map.

For More Information, please contact:
Robert Leslie (SCC), at 864-592-4910 or leslier@sccsc.edu or
Seth Blanton (Office of U.S. Senator Scott) at 864-233-5366 or seth_blanton@scott.senate.gov.

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Take advantage of the free training available for SC Manufacturing Certification! Join us at an information session to find out more about the SC Manufacturing Certification and how to qualify for FREE training!


  • January 21 at 11 am
  • January 22 at 4 pm


  • Tyger River Campus, BMW Training Center Room 311

Register Now!

100% FREE with funding from the South Carolina General Assembly. Students are only required to pay a $20 fee for drug screening and a background check.

“Made in the USA” is making a comeback and as a result manufacturing is booming.The growth in manufacturing is creating jobs–not just jobs, but good jobs. These are in-demand jobs with good wages and benefits.

The goal of the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

Benefits of South Carolina Manufacturing Certification 

  • Earning an industry-recognized national certification – Certified Production Technician
  • Mastering the soft and technical skills essential for in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing
  • Understanding what it takes to work effectively in a manufacturing environment
  • Fully comprehending the importance of continuous improvement in the manufacturing process
  • Grasping the essential skills needed to gather, interpret, and use data consistently and accurately to make decisions and take action
  • Improving your fundamental communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening) to meet the needs of the workplace
  • Increasing your safety awareness and honing your ability to recognize and address safety hazards in the workplace
  • Sharpening your basic math abilities
  • Learning to measure properly using a wide variety of measuring instruments
  • Enhancing your use of hand and power tools
  • Learning to read a blueprint effectively without error and within tolerances

Components of the SC Manufacturing Certificate

This program consists of 200 hours including:

  • classroom training
  • hands-on skill training
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • OSHA – general industry

Get Started!

In order to be eligible for the scholarship funding associated with this program. You must:

  • attend an information session.
  • have a silver level WorkKeys certification.
  • be unemployed or underemployed. However, an individual who is currently employed but would like to “re-career” in the manufacturing sector is eligible.
  • successfully pass a drug screen background check to be eligible for scholarship funding.
  • be a South Carolina resident and at least 18 years of age.
  • must have a high school diploma or GED

Register for Free Orientation Online Now!


For more information contact (864) 592-4900 or email us at cceinfo@sccsc.edu.

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Spring2015CatalogPICSCC’s Corporate & Community Education Division’s Spring 2015 Schedule of classes is now available. There are many new classes available. Download a pdf copy now!

Our new class offerings include:

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With over 363,000 square feet of multi-use warehouse and office space, the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development (“Center”), located at the Spartanburg Community College (SCC) Tyger River Campus in Duncan, is the fourth largest business incubator in the United States. Serving small to large companies through a variety of specialized programs, the Center has become a model of success for attracting and launching technology and manufacturing related businesses, as well as increasing economic development and employment in Spartanburg County.

“The Center has served over 25 companies since 2006 and has assisted in the creation of over 3,900 jobs, approximately $200 million in company earnings, and over $10 million in combined income and sales tax revenue for the state,” said Mike Forrester, SCC’s executive assistant to the president and director of economic development. “The Center has proven to be a valuable resource for start-up companies, industry and our community.”

The largest business incubator facility in the nation is the Batavia Industrial Center in New York with 950,000 square feet, followed by the BioSquare in Boston with 700,000 square feet and then the Fulton-Carroll Center in Chicago, housing 400,000 square feet of space. According to National Business Incubation Association Publications’ 2012 State of the Business Incubation Industry, large incubators like these are the exception rather than the norm, with only eight percent of all incubation programs reporting to have facilities larger than 100,000 square feet. However, business incubator programs are on the rise with approximately 1,400 in operation in North America in 2012, compared to 1,100 in 2006.

SCC’s Center offers start-ups and established companies assistance in four key areas: incubator services, soft landings, workforce employment services and special projects. Participating companies can utilize the Center’s services or space for up to a year at no cost, other than utilities, if they agree to establish a permanent location within Spartanburg County. The Center offers them office and warehouse space, specialized training, technical support, market research, industry expert mentors, and cultural support for international companies. The Center is also located in a foreign trade zone, which allows companies to produce goods without the associated customs duties and related taxes.

The Center is currently serving the following companies:

  • A.L. Industries, an Israeli company that manufactures automotive air filters, is developing their first U.S. manufacturing operations.
  • Benore Logistics IT provides IT support for the Just-In-Time delivery for parts and supplies for BWM.
  • Core Care Wellness is launching a new technology product that helps to ensure that Medicare patients receive annual wellness exams while also improving patient care and saving health care providers time and money.
  • EchoStar is currently utilizing space to store equipment they will use to upgrade their operations.
  • Edgewater Automation designs and builds custom automation equipment for assembly and test applications.
  • Jeffreys Manufacturing has two show rooms in the Center for their OKK CNC machines and HAAS CNC Machines, which SCC students and instructors also use to train on.
  • Motion Mekanix is a global leader in automation engineering that provides programming, consulting and training for a wide range of robots and applications.
  • Trimite is using the Center’s warehouse space to store new equipment to up fit an expansion of their facility.

Previous clients of the Center include Adidas, Amazon, BMW, Jankel Tactical Systems, Master Precision Global and Walmart, among others.

For more information about the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development, please visit www.sccsc.edu/econdev or contact Mike Forrester at (864) 592-6204.

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