The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we spotlight the participating companies and their success stories or other MBA news of interest.
Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ultimately, as effective engines for job growth, economic development and wealth creation. MBA prepares high potential minority-owned businesses for accelerated growth and expansion through business development services, mentoring, targeted training, access to large corporations for partnership opportunities and custom roadmap to sustainable growth. MBA helps MBEs overcome growth barriers creates access to new opportunities for ethnic diverse businesses, connecting them with the right resources and results-driven strategies to fuel their growth and build capacity.
- 1 of 6 Chambers in the country to offer a Minority Business Accelerator program
- Approximately $15.5 MIL in contracts awarded since inception
- Approximately 203 jobs created since inception
PECULIAR, LLC is a full-service marketing agency located in downtown Greenville, S.C. that partners with and helps guide companies—new and growing—in telling their story. This is done through five service lines: Branding, Print/Design, Digital, Video, and Social Media.
What separates PECULIAR from everyone else? They have the capability and experience (over 50 years worth) to do everything under one roof, which minimizes cost and helps projects move quicker. PECULIAR has an onsite studio with a live room, three vocal booths, and focuses on designing and building tools and pieces that are timeless, not trendy. Amy says, “My entrepreneurial journey is not typical and, honestly, I don’t consider myself an entrepreneur. But I have a deep love for this work because it is making a difference in people’s lives, whether that is local or outside our borders. I am just honored to work with my team and our clients to help their dreams and goals become a reality.” Amy’s biggest piece of advice for anyone, not just entrepreneurs, is something she learned through the MBA program. Know that, “Failure is inevitable, BUT it doesn’t have to be defining. You make that decision. Growth and new opportunities are scary, just do it scared.”
- Marketing, Advertising, & Production
- Full Service Marketing & Creative Agency
- Helping Clients Tell Their Story with Authenticity & Clarity Through the Useful Design of Digital, Social, Print, & Video Marketing
- Branding & Graphic Design
- Magazine Design, Website Development, Management, & Hosting
- Social Media Management, Copywriting, Editing, Video Pre- & Post-Production