Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

City of Columbia Partners with Richland Library for Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

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The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities and Richland Library have collaborated for the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, which supports, mentors, and educates new entrepreneurs and budding start-ups through office hours and public programs.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence provides monthly business workshops, networking, and educational opportunities through partnerships with dozens of local business/industry leaders, including the Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Business Opportunities (OBO), and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), to create a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs.

The program also aims to connect entrepreneurs with peers who have successfully designed, launched and run a new business venture. The current resident for July and August 2022 is, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis. She will focus on Sidepreneurship (entrepreneurs spending 20 hours or less each week devoted to their business) and will assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lewis-Ellis will be hosting an event on Thursday, July 14, 2022, ‘Sidepreneurship: Carving Out a New Business While Working a Job’ at 6 p.m. and an event on Thursday, August 18, 2022, ‘Sidepreneurship — May I Pick Your Brain? at 6 p.m. To register for either event, visit https://www.richlandlibrary.com/events.

For more information about Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, visit www.richlandlibrary.com/residents

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