Betsy Neely Sikma :: Spartanburg Chamber :: 040


In this episode:


  1. How to have a Huge Vision but focus on immediate tangible goals
  2. What is the definition of a small business and an entrepreneur
  3. The Spartanburg “Movement” and how this South Carolina city is the next big thing
  4. Developing a workforce in a new way


The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization supported through membership investment and strategic partnerships.


Betsy Neely Sikma joined the EFG after 5 years at Accion in Chicago, a member of the Accion US Network and Accion International, the largest nonprofit microlender and business development organization in the nation. Sikma most recently was Accion in Chicago’s Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Development. In her role as Director of Entrepreneurial Development, Sikma will be responsible for administering and implementing small business and entrepreneurial programming for the Economic Futures Group and for administering the day-to-day operations of the Spartanburg Angel Network.


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