Winthrop Region SBDC .... your local Rock Hill office of the

We Offer Business Consultation Services for Businesses: Big, Small, New, Generations Old, or still in the idea stage.

SC Small Business Development Centers

The Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers  private, confidential one-on-one consultations to assist current  business owners as they grow, as well as helping aspiring entrepreneurs  develop business plans get their ventures open for business.  Whether just starting out or  looking for advice on expansion possibilities, we invite you to  participate in the business workshops we offer to benefit start-ups, business owners, CEOs and the companies they run. 

We have workshops on starting a business, complying with taxes and legal  requirements, franchising, marketing, or explain how we can help you get an online presence on a shoestring budget.  Browse our site now to find many answers about opening or operating a small business.

Ask any of our clients and they’ll tell you that the SBDC offers the best  business assistance you can get ..... and with the exception of some  workshops they may have attended, or having a start-up website built, it didn’t cost them a dime!

Step-by Step to Grow Your Business ... The Process . . .

When you call us for help, we take appropriate steps to insure that we serve you well whether that service includes an immediate appointment, or  making suggestions for some preliminary work on your part. We need to  make sure you have all the information you need and have done all the appropriate things to insure that you are ready to start or expand a  business.

Step 1 -- Fill out our website’s Contact Form with a brief description of the business concept you’re considering, or a description of your existing business. Answering those few brief  questions will help us decide what we need to do first to best serve you.  Each client’s needs are different, and our initial analysis of  what you need helps us to avoid wasting your time or ours, by insuring  you get the correct information and services in a timely fashion

Step 2 -- Click here to see how a typical inquiry for assistance for a Start-Up Business or an Existing Business might be handled.


Rock Hill, SC Area - Regional office:

Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri                    (803) 323-2283

The Rock Hill office serves York, Chester, Lancaster, Cherokee and Union Counties

Contact Us 

Meet Our Rock Hill Staff

Map to Rock Hill SBDC office -- 118 Thurmond, Rock Hill, SC. Turn left off Cherry Road at Park Avenue.  The Thurmond Building, located on the corner of Park Avenue and Memorial Circle

Workshop Dates & Registration

Small Business News Blog

Union, SC - Satellite Office

Lewis Jeter, Business Consultant

SC Works Building,  103 W. Main Street

Union, SC  29379

(864) 427-4119


Florence, SC Area Office:

ServingFlorence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Williamsburg & Lee Counties

Meet the staff and Contact Florence Area SBDC

Telephone: (843) 661-8256


Location:  Florence-Darlington Technical College                      2715 W Lucas St., Florence, SC

Florence Area Workshop Dates

Cheraw, SC - Local SBDC Consultant

John Mahon, Business Consultant

Cheraw and Chesterfield County, SC

(843) 910-7352

Myrtle Beach Area, SC Office:

Contact Myrtle Beach Area SBDC                                                   Serving Horry and Georgetown Counties

Telephone:  (843) 349-5070

Location:  Coastal Carolina University

Atlantic Center (Procurement Building                                         642 Century Circle, Rooms 103 and 104

Conway, South Carolina 29526

Myrtle Beach Area Workshop Dates

Georgetown, SC - Local SBDC Consultant

Lee Mednikow, Business Consultant

(843) 606-0116



Our Sponsors


Consultations and services for your business are already paid for through our partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of South Carolina, and Winthrop University’s College of Businessand a variety of local and state grants when available.  We serve all businesses, from tiny home-based companies to mid-size service providers,  manufacturers, and multi-million dollar corporations ... we’re here to  help with services and share resources with all who ask.

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The Winthrop Region of the SC SBDC is located in Rock Hill, and oversees three area offices in Rock Hill, Florence (serving the PeeDee area), and Conway (serving the greater Myrtle Beach, SC area), as well as three  consultants who consult exclusively in rural areas of our region.  The Winthrop Region of SC SBDC is operated with assistance from the SBA, the State of  South Carolina, Winthrop University, Florence-Darlington Technical  College, and Coastal Carolina University.


You’ll love our experts ... all small business owners themselves ....

as they share their acquired knowledge and hard-won successes with you.  Whether you’re new in business, or have been in business for 20 years, this event is designed to bring you up to speed on what it takes to grow a business in the current business atmosphere!

Click here to read all about the next Extravaganza and see comments from some of our past attendees!

Conferences to help you succeed in business

Our Winthrop Region SBDC Signature Event

Business Success Extravaganza

Offices and Contact for the Winthrop Region SC SBDC

Rock Hill Area office of SBDC, located at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC



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Winthrop Region SBDC Offices, including Rock Hill, Union, Florence, Cheraw,  Conway and Georgetown

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We offer a wide variety of services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  See what we can do for YOU!  Call with questions, and we’ll familiarize you with our process and our Complimentary Consultation Service


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