State Assistance for Small Businesses
South Carolina Dept. of Commerce Resource Guide
Find support, information, and help to start and grow your business. You can also size up your competition with SCDOC's newest online tool to help you make better decisions around competitive benchmarking, customers, suppliers, as well as marketing and advertising.
SC Division of Small & Minority Business Contracting and Certification (SMBCC)
SC Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification (SMBCC) connects minority- and women-owned small businesses to State contracting and procurement opportunities through the Material Management Office (MMO), while working with State agencies to implement and monitor minority-contracting programs in accordance with applicable policies, laws, and regulations.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.
South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SCSBDC)
Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) program was established to aid small business start-up ventures and to assist in the continued growth of small businesses across the country. The program is supported with federal, state and private funds and is open to any present or prospective small business owner generally fee free.
Are you interested in starting a non-profit? Together SC has a very informative page on how to start a Non-Profit.
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
The South Carolina Department of Commerce works to promote economic opportunity for individuals and businesses. As South Carolina’s leading economic development agent, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow.
South Carolina Small Business Chamber Commerce
The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce, a statewide advocacy organization working to make state and local government more small business friendly.
Charleston Digital Corridor
With the goal of offering tangible resources to the business community, the Digital Corridor serves as a portal to government, infrastructure, real estate, education, venture capital, professional resources and a trained workforce.
A comprehensive job seeker and workforce skill building resource for South Carolina’s libraries, government agencies, and citizens.
Small Business Reference Center
Up to date information on topics related to small businesses and entrepreneurs. To obtain a User Name and Password contact the Discus Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the State Library's Reference Desk at 803-734-8026 or email@example.com