Small Business Success
Make the most of your membership with these resources and benefits built just for businesses like yours
THE RIGHT RESOURCES
The Spartanburg Area Small Business Development Center sets up shop right here at the Spartanburg Chamber each month, working to advance area economic development by helping entrepreneurs grow small businesses. Schedule an appointment for assistance building a business plan, accessing capital or solving a problem. Contact Beth Smith at ES2@Clemson.edu. Got a basic business question? Our Business Resource Hub answers FAQs on data, finance, legal and licensing.
THE VISIBILITY YOU WANT
We believe successful small businesses should be recognized. In partnership with SunTrust Bank, we present the Small Business Success Awards throughout the year to businesses that show staying power, growth, innovation, involvement and response to adversity. Small Business Success awardees are eligible for the annual Small Business of the Year award, given out each year at the Chamber's Annual Celebration. Nominate yourself or another small business at SpartanburgChamber.com/Nominate.
We know small businesses need customers. SpartanBucks is a digital gift card program designed to drive customers to local businesses in order to keep spending local. If you’re interested in joining the list of merchants that accept SpartanBucks, visit SpartanburgChamber.com/SpartanBucks.
THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS
Gain leads through our Business Development Groups, get engaged through our Area Councils, and grow your network through our relationship building events like The Exchange and Let’s Do Lunch. SpartanburgChamber.com/Events.
THE SKILLS YOU NEED
The Spartanburg Chamber hosts quarterly workshops for small businesses, so you can learn the skills you need to succeed. Workshops cover everything from human resources and labor law to marketing and best practices on social media. You can bring questions, we’ll bring the experts. SpartanburgChamber.com/Events.
AND LOTS MORE
From healthcare to office supplies, we’re always working to help our members reduce the costs of business. SpartanburgChamber.com/MemberPerks
Healthcare is expensive! Even worse, many members tell us they may have to go without insurance because of the high cost of premiums. To help resolve this challenge, we offer member-only health care alternatives. These unique plan designs will allow you to balance premium cost with quality benefits. Click here to learn more. To get a quote, call BlueCross BlueShield at 1-800-288-2227 ext.22145 or request a quote.
GOS has created an exclusive Best Values catalog with over 1,000 commonly used office products for chamber members. Take advantage of this catalog and realize true, tangible savings over national competitors. Chamber members receive free next day delivery and a report analyzing your company’s ordering patterns to design an appropriate program for your individual business needs! On average, participating members save $550 in office supplies per year. View the Best Values catalog or email firstname.lastname@example.org.