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Well here's your chance to create relationships with some smart people that can help your business thrive. Every Tuesday at 7am we share breakfast and meet with other professionals looking for companies just like yours to share referrals with. Imagine the power of a room full of community business leaders who are always on the lookout for your perfect customer.

Our meetings are fast paced and structured to accomplish a lot while respecting our members' valuable time. Each week we pass Referrals, enjoy a BDC Success Story, learn from an Education Segment, and engage in a 20 minute Brainsparking Session. Brainsparking is when all of our members take time out of our meeting to help one member with questions about his or her business. We also occasionally invite local dignitaries to speak at our club on matters important to small business.

There is no doubt, the BDC is all about growing businesses. We are more than just a leads group, we offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. If you are serious about taking your business to the next level, the BDC is for you!

The Business Development Club is all about growing businesses. The Philosophy of the BDC is to mentor business leaders through collective Brain-Sparking Sessions. By allowing other business leaders to evaluate your particular profession, you will have the benefit of years of experience, which helps you help yourself.

Our Mission

The mission of the BDC is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional program that includes:

1. Powerful weekly Brain-Sparking Sessions.

2. Establishing strong relationships with local and governmental organizations.

3. Establishing quality, referral based relationships within the BDC because by giving business to others you will get business in return.

We allow only one person representing each business category in each Chatper. This means that businesses can better concentrate on networking and developing business relationships. If you have never attended a BDC meeting, visit and/or contact our President,  Billie Lawing at (803) 269-5697.

Meeting times:
Networking from 7:00 am to 7:15 am
Meeting Starts at 7:15 am sharp
and ends typically around 8:30 am


The Palmetto Club
1231 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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