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Entrepreneurs benefit from a variety of regularly scheduled, low or no-cost educational workshops. Piedmont SCORE has a Basic Start-up Workshop somewhere in the Upstate every month.

These workshops are offered geographically throughout the Piedmont Chapter which serves the Upstate of South Carolina. Both SCORE Mentors and representatives from the local business community, as well as our partners (eg; SBDC, technical colleges, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) conduct these workshops.

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Questions to Ask When Buying an Existing Business

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Interview Questions You Can Never Ask Job Applicants – and What to Ask Instead

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

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Job Interview Worksheet

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

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Checklist: Tax Preparation for Freelancers

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