The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC), the state’s premier provider of business assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs, announced the hiring of Community Navigator Business Consultant Jeremy Johnson. With over ten years in the banking industry combined with his first-hand experience as a small business owner, Johnson will join his fellow SC SBDC consultant David Dougherty in supporting the state’s Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) in its mission to equip and empower minority, rural and other underserved sectors of the entrepreneurial community.
The CNPP operates to create a more equitable small business economy. Johnson’s specialized knowledge in business planning, operations management, sales, marketing, risk management and process improvement equips him to provide his clients with sound advice and the means to succeed in their endeavors.
“As a business owner, I have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to transform an idea into a viable business,” Johnson said. “I hope that this experience, combined with my passion for creating a level playing field for all entrepreneurs, will inspire my clients to set and achieve lofty goals–such as becoming the successful business owner they have always aspired to be.”
Johnson is enthusiastic about engaging with South Carolina business owners and is determined to learn about their struggles and help them identify long-term solutions.
“I want to actively uplift the economic prospects of all business owners–particularly those from historically-underserved populations. The best way to accomplish this is by facilitating their access to capital, developing solutions to their business challenges, encouraging dialogue and ensuring they support–and are supported by–the communities they serve,” said Johnson.
For more information on the SBA’s Community Navigator Pilot Program, please visit https://www.scaced.org/south-carolina-community-navigator.
About the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC)
Twenty South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) located throughout the state’s 46 counties offer no-fee individual, confidential business consulting. Highly trained consultants assist both existing and startup companies by providing a variety of services including business plan development, fiscal and operations management, human resources, financing options, marketing strategies and much more. In addition, the SC SBDC conducts a variety of affordable educational workshops and connects clients with useful business resources. Specialized services include government contracting, exporting, technology commercialization, veterans’ business assistance, cybersecurity and minority outreach. Visit SCSBDC.com to find a center and make an appointment. Follow us at facebook.com/SCSBDC and on Twitter @SCSBDC.