Savannah Entrepreneurial Center (“SEC”) Mission
The mission of the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center (SEC) is to increase local business creation and to support the economic empowerment of Savannah residents through the delivery of comprehensive business training and development services.
Primary services provided by the SEC include professional business mentoring, one-on-one business technical assistance and classroom training. The SEC also provides business networking opportunities, referrals to businesses and financial resources and business incubator space.
To achieve its mission, the SEC operates two major programs: the Micro Business Development Program and the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program.
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Micro and Small Business Development Program:
The Micro and Small Business Development Program is an initiative to the City of Savannah that supports individuals in the planning and development of new business ventures while assisting existing small businesses grow and expand. The program delivers individualize technical assistance, business education workshops that includes basic knowledge, advice and referrals needed to avoid the pitfalls and common mistakes made by new entrepreneurs. The SEC exists to improve the entrepreneur's chance for business success.
The Minority and Women- Owned Business Enterprise (“M/WBE”) Program
provides assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged businesses so that they may maximize the opportunity to participate in all areas of City of Savannah procurement. The M/WBE Program administers a M/WBE Certification which verifies if a firm is owned and controlled by an person who is a minority or woman. The program also conducts outreach and educational training sessions for MBE and WBE firms who seek to expand their businesses capacity.
Monthly Lunch and Learns - City of Savannah Purchasing Department
For assistance please forward all general information questions to:
Gayle Delaney-Bayley (912-652-3582)
6 – 8 PM
Starting Your Business, Part 1 of 12 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Starting Your Business, Part 2 of 12 – Business Organization & Requirements
Starting Your Business, Part 3 of 12 – Financial Planning I, Start-up & Operating Expense
Starting Your Business, Part 4 of 12 – Financial Planning II, Product
Gayle Delaney-BayleySEC Customer Service RepresentativeEmail