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Chamber to offer small business success series
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“When the low hanging fruit is gone and new business is harder and harder to find, Small Business owners need to be more resourceful and get creative,” said Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson’s Georgia Market in Rincon and chair of the Effingham County Chamber’s Small Business Council.

In an effort to enhance business and help entrepreneurs succeed, the Chamber is holding a three-part series of seminars covering sales, marketing and managing cash flow. The seminar series is sponsored by First Effingham Bank, in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Chamber.

The first seminar, “The 25 Most Common Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” will be held May 6 at 6 p.m. Sales are the lifeblood of any Small Business. Learn how to increase your company’s sales from a top expert in the field.

Learn how to avoid mistakes that can sabotage your firm’s sales efforts. Attendees will also receive a copy of the fast-selling text: “The 25 Most Common Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” a $20 value.

The second seminar in the series is entitled, “Practical Online Marketing Tools for Small Businesses: Look Bigger and Better.” Slated for May 13 at 6 p.m., this session will offer proven methods to expand your markets, improve your company’s image and keep in touch with your customers. The seminar will show effective small business Web sites and strategies to bring in new customers.

Capping off the three-part series is a must attend session on “Managing Your Cash Flow” set for May 20 at 6 p.m. Cash flow is the fuel for any business. Running out of fuel can be fatal in today’s ever-changing business environment. Learn how to best manage cash during a slower market and discover “hidden cash” in your business.

All seminars will be held at the Effingham County Chamber–Welcome Center located at 520 W. Third St., Springfield. Cost is $39 per person for each session or all three seminars for $99.

To register, call the SBDC at (912) 651-3200 or register online at