South City

Series of free workshops for aspiring and established entrepreneurs underway in South City

What’s happening: A series of free workshops is underway in South City, where the SCORE CDC has organized five small business workshops featuring successful Mid-South female entrepreneurs in celebration of Women’s History Month. Two more workshops remain on the calendar, which are free and open to the public.

What’s planned: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, Jae Henderson, president of the Memphis-based Put It In Writing PR firm, will lead a workshop on Media Relations for Small Businesses. She will teach guests how to garner media coverage, like what it takes to get in front of the cameras and microphones on talk shows like Live At 9 and Bluff City Life.

And on Thursday, March 30, also from 6 to 7:30 p.m., business consultant and the president of Visions of Empowerment Choya Johnson will lead a workshop titled How to Level Up Your Business. The workshop will focus on tips for continued business growth and increasing revenue.

How to attend: The small business workshops are free and open to the public, although registration is requested online. Click HERE to register today. Each workshop will take place at the SCORE CDC offices at 571 Vance Ave. in Memphis.

Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson, founder and executive director of SCORE. (File photo / Lauren Turner 2016)Why it’s important: “South City was once a thriving community with many small businesses that were greatly invested in the area and the people who live here. We still have some wonderful businesses, but there is room for more,” says Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson, founder and executive director of SCORE.

“Small businesses often serve as anchors for the community and provide jobs, mentoring, leadership, and vital funds. By empowering small businesses with information and resources that allow them to be successful, we hope they will invest in the communities and the individuals they serve. We are excited about these workshops and have enlisted the help of some phenomenal women who are experts in their fields to lead them. Aspiring and established entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”
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