Resource Profile

Start:ME Spartanburg

Start:ME Spartanburg is a free intensive 14-week business training program for entrepreneurs who work, live, worship, or plan to open a business in the Northside community of Spartanburg or whose business will provide products and services to residents of the Northside.

The program provides participants with 14 weeks of business training, allowing participants to develop their business plans, foster relationships with clients and stakeholders, and present their businesses to potential lenders. This program is an initiative to help Spartanburg natives start successful small businesses within the community.  At the end of the 14-week program, peers will vote for businesses they feel are ready to be awarded a loan up to $5, 000 that will help build or grow their business. As part of graduation, entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to share their businesses services and products at the Start:ME Showcase as part of the Farmers’ Market at Harvest Park. 
Underserved Founders
Founders with Limited Income
Venture Type
Product-based Ventures
Service-based Ventures
Traditional Businesses
October 30, 2021