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Center for Entrepreneurial Success

The Center for Entrepreneurial Success will put you on the path to becoming your own boss.

Midlands Technical College is here to help you turn your business idea into the next successful business in the Midlands. Through our Center for Entrepreneurial Success (CES), Midlands Technical College 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?

Current or future Midlands Technical College students with passion, strong work ethic, and good ideas will benefit from the services through the CES. Through the CES, you’ll 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.

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CES will 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 new Advanced Manufacturing and Skills Center 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.

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

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