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Larry J. Stevens, Region Director

  • Assistant Professor of Management, Winthrop University
  • Member of Michelin Development Steering Committee
  • Member of Board of Directors, York County Regional Chamber and Union County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Advisory Board for Catawba Region Council of Government (COG)
  • Member of York County Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council
  • York County Regional Chamber (YouLead) Youth Leadership Planning Council

Email:  (803) 323-2283 -- (on campus, dial 6122)


Our Regional Center in Rock Hill oversees several Area Centers listed here, but is also charged with specifically serving, Union, Chester, Lancaster, Cherokee and York Counties.


Carol A. Daly, Web Site and Marketing Consultant

  • Experienced business owner, online and off
  • Web site building and site maintenance experience for small and home-based businesses and  organizations since 1998.
  • Founder of The Creative Enterprises Network, serving online merchants and small business owners
  • Facilitator for York County Creative Marketing Group


(803) 323-2283  -- (on campus, dial 6129)

Eduardo Venegas, Consultant

  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • MBA degree from Winthrop University
  • Bachelors Degree from Latin University of Costa Rica in Computer Systems Engineering
  • Experienced small business owner of Flor de Lis Naturalist Tours, Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Former Logistics and IT Manager, University of Georgia, Costa Rica campus
  • Member of International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.


(803) 323-2283  -- (on campus, dial 6127)

Graduate Assistants from Winthrop University’s College of Business: These highly qualified college graduates have returned to pursue Master’s degrees in various areas of business.  They are invaluable to us and our clients.


Consultants from the Winthrop Region also maintain an SBDC satellite office in downtown Union, SC


call the Rock Hill office at  (803) 323-2283 or the Upstate Workforce and Economic Development Center in Union,(864) 427-4119 to leave a message for us at the main desk.

Eduardo Venegas, Consultor de negocios de habla española
Innovation Awards

Winthrop University -- The staff of the Rock Hill Area SBDC are the proud winners of the SBA’s Excellence & Innovation Award for 2014 for 8 states in the Southeastern District of the United States, and as well as being awarded the Center of Excellence Award for the SC SBDC.

Angie Boland

  • Pursuing an MBA in Accounting
  • Graduated from University of California Irvine with a BA in German Linguistics
  • Formerly worked as Quality Assurance and Compliance Specialist in the field of financial lending
  • Plans to become a Certified Public Accountant after receiving her MBA


Phone:  (803) 323-2283 -- on campus, dial 6125


Jean Paul Dushime

  • Pursuing an MBA in Finance
  • Graduated from Pan Africa Christian University with a BA in Counseling and Psychology
  • Former work experience as Marketing Coordinator with Growers and Exporters of Fresh Produces Company (Kigali - Rwanda)
  • Small business advisor in the area of international trade, products development and export
  • Plans include a career in the banking industry and as an International business consultant


Phone:  (803) 323-2283 -- on campus, dial 6127

Jean Paul

The Winthrop Region of the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers  is diverse and widespread, reaching from Union County, SC on the north and west, to Horry and Georgetown Counties in the east.  The companies we serve and those we help to get organized represent a wide variety of business types .... from professional services to retail establishments .... from manufacturers to agriculture production .... and home-based online businesses to the tourist industry.  Wherever you find us, you’ll find caring, knowledgeable consultants with  a variety of specialized skills and areas of expertise.   Find the area closest to you below, and call for an appointment to talk about your business ideas, problems or dreams.  We’re here to help!

Click on the area that serves your County to meet our staff members:

Rock Hill Area Center serves Union County, Cherokee County, Chester County, Lancaster County and York County.  To schedule an appointment in this area, visit our automated appointment center

Florence Area Center serves Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Williamsburg & Lee Counties.  To schedule an appointment in the Florence area, visit the Florence Area automated appointment center.

Myrtle Beach Area Center serves Georgetown and Horry Counties.  To schedule and appointment with consultants in these counties, visit their automated appointment center.  


 Miosha York

• Pursuing an MBA in Finance
• Graduated from Winthrop University with a BS degree in Finance (emphasis in Financial Planning)
• Prior work experience in sales and customer service
• Future plans include becoming a Certified Financial Planner


Phone:  (803) 323-2283 -- on campus, dial 6124


Kayla Brown

  • Pursuing a MBA with a concentration in Marketing
  • Graduated from Winthrop University with a BS degree in Integrated Marketing Communication 
  • Prior work experience in sales and marketing for The Rock Hill Herald and ConAgra Brands (Formerly ConAgra Foods)
  • Email:  

Phone:  (803) 323-2283 -- on campus, dial 6127

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Downloadable Planning Forms:    Business Plan Template  ~ Estimated Expenses ~ Projected Sales Form

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Rock Hill Area SBDC serves Rock Hill, Union, Florence, Cheraw, Myrtle Beach and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina

   Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center

SC Small Business Development Centers

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The Winthrop SBDC is funded by the SBA and the State of South Carolina, and hosted by Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC

Small Business Development Center located at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC



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Downloadable Forms:  Business Plan Template  ~ Estimated Expenses ~ Projected Sales Form 

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