Center for Entrepreneurial Success

Center For Entrepreneurial Success is here for you!

Become Your Own Boss

The Center for Entrepreneurial Success can take your business idea from square one to done.

Midlands Technical College is here to help you turn your business idea into the next successful business in the Midlands. Through the Center for Entrepreneurial Success (CES), we will help you navigate the difficult, and often complex, path of taking your idea and turning it into a sustainable and profitable venture.

Who can CES help?

The CES is open to current and future MTC students, faculty, staff, and the MTC community. If you have passion, a strong work ethic, and good ideas, you will benefit from the CES and have the opportunity to start your own business while you’re still in school.

What does CES have to offer?

Our CES provides an entrepreneurial toolbox to help you thrive as a business owner by leveraging people, services, and technology of both Midlands Technical College and the community of entrepreneurs in the Midlands.

Center For Entrepreneurial Success workspace.

As a member of the MTC family, here is what the CES can offer you:

  • Mentor services with accomplished Midlands Technical College staff to give you guidance as you start your business.
  • State-of-the-art workspaces in the Advanced Manufacturing and Skills Center are where you can get help with blueprints and drawings, prototyping, engineering, and technical reviews.
  • Connections with community partners to help you build your entrepreneurial network.

Are you ready to go to work for yourself? Contact Tom Ledbetter at or 803.822.3448 for more information on how the CES can help you.


Personal Entrepreneurial Enrichment


Looking for new insight into your business enterprise? FastTrac® NewVenture™ and FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ may be exactly what you need. Contact Tom Ledbetter at 803.822.3448 for more information.

Lifestyle Calculator

Check out this free tool from Tom Ledbetter that can help you evaluate your spending. Download the spending calculator here.

Featured Program - Entrepreneurship Certificate

Developed with the input of successful local entrepreneurs, this academic program will help you learn how to establish and operate a small business or strengthen an existing one. Credit hours: 27

Success Story

Justin Brown

After graduating in the top 15% of Boiling Springs High School in Spartanburg, Justin wanted to find a place that worked for him. After one visit to Midlands Technical College, where he saw how nice everyone was and how much he could save before transferring, he decided to make the move to Columbia.

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