Spiro Institute hosts classes for small, mid-sized businesses

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Clemson University’s Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership invites owners of small to mid-sized businesses to learn more about business fundamentals, such as marketing and accounting, through a professional development program that kicks off Aug. 9.

The program, called Spiro Sessions, consists of eight, 2 ½-hour sessions offering instruction in seven core areas: marketing, sales, accounting, legal, operations, banking, and information technology.

Included are panel discussions with local business leaders such as Gary Daniels, vice president of business development at Wells Fargo; Jennifer Sutton, chief executive officer of Bright+Co.; and Ravi Sastry, vice president of sales and marketing at Immedion. Doug Kim and Ann Coleman, two local business lawyers, will serve as moderators.

“Business owners and managers who aren’t continually learning, seeking out connections with other business people, looking for ways to keep their businesses relevant and promote internal innovation and growth, risk a slow death,” Coleman said.

Spiro Sessions are scheduled between 6:30 and 9 p.m. every other week at Society Hall, 504 Rhett St., in Greenville’s West End. They start Aug. 9 and finish Nov. 15. Registration costs $250.

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