Measuring performance is an important piece of any company’s management system. It can often be hard to define what to measure, how to measure it, when to measure, why, etc. In the Greenville Area Office of the Clemson University Small Development Center, we measure a few key performance indicators. Two of these are capital infusion and jobs created/retained. It is essential that the work we do have an impact in our community. We thought we would take this opportunity to share with you a couple of our performance measurements.
The Greenville Area Office helped clients secure more than $7 million in loans in 2009, and invest an additional $850,000 in equity, for a total capital infusion of over $8 million. The Greenville Area Office also reported 44 jobs created or retained by new or existing small businesses.
Already in 2010, the Greenville Area Office has assisted in securing over $2 million in capital infusion for small business clients. In addition, the office has reported over 70 jobs created/retained in the first four months of 2010.
Inquiries, workshop attendance, and counseling demand are all climbing year-over-year as the Small Business Development Centers become recognized as valuable resources to business owners as well as the commercial lending and economic development communities.
We think Greenville is great for small business – and so do our clients! Thanks for your support.