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Introducing New MEP Program to local community

Minority Empowerment Program


Minority education and training benefits the growth and inclusion of more capable small businesses in South Carolina. Furthermore, it creates opportunity, instills confidence and stimulates the economy. The program's mission is improve economic, financial literacy, and develop workplace training. Participants will learn corporate structures, how to write a live working business plan. It will determine individual entrepreneurial interests, apply key marketing, project management skills. Identification of sources of capital, apply basic accounting principles and training, and demonstrate financial management. 



Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people


The program was launched in August of 2016 as a 6 month program to training and assist minority businesses in obtaining key certifications: MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) SCDOT DBE and WBE.

The program had the following participants:

Kathy Wright- Applewood Estates LLC

Juan Garcia- Cutrite Landscaping LLC

Kwenton Waldrop- Zuku LP

Travis Ferguson- Amexem Group LLC

Margaret Fullenwinder- JT Connection Staffing LLC

Elliott McDonald

The Results: 

Juan Garcia -Cutrite Landscaping LLC

Received Certifications MBE from Carolina-Virginia Minority Development, SMBCC from Small & Minority Business Contracting & Certification  State of South Carolina. 

Currently completing application for SCDOT DBE ( Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Kathy Wright- Applewood Estate Inc- Is currently working on application for WBEC- WBE Certification.

Program Videos


MEP Program Participants

Session 1

MEP Program Day 1 | Part I

Session II

 MEP Program Day 1 | Part II

Session III

MEP Program Day 1 | Part III


We are seeking businesses to participant as mentors and strategic partners for the MEP Program.

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Program Events

Wells Fargo Fundamentals of Business Banking Event Sept 28, 2016 Spartanburg Public Library.  Featured Business  Magnobrain LLC. Magnobrain LLC is a small minority education and learning company that specialize in improve our kids learning abilities.

Special Thanks!

E-Vision Project Development Corporation- a certified MBE, DBE, SMBCC and WBE Project Management Firm has been the primary sponsor for all MEP Training and Events.

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