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The Staff of the Rock Hill Area SBDC

at Winthrop University’s College of Business

We’re here to serve you as you begin your journey toward owning and operating your own small business. 

Whether you need assistance in getting started on developing your business  plan, locating funding sources, or information regarding your business  taxes, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to meet with you one-on-one to get you on the right road.

Our staff and graduate student consultants are uniquely qualified to guide, advise, and walk you through the various processes necessary to get  your business started on the right foot.

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)

Larry Stevens, Regional Director for SC SBDC

Forrest Norman, Senior Consultant

  • 30 years experience as a CPA working as a Controller and CFO in the  textile industry in the Carolinas with extensive experience in the areas of financial reporting, staffing, asset manager, coordination with  operational areas, accounts receivable manager, public reporting and  other areas of fiscal management
  • Serves on Small Business Councils for Lancaster and Chester Counties, SC
  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), consulting business owners regarding exporting
  • Former SCORE consultant 
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former Captain, US Army

Email:     (803) 323-2283  -- (on campus, dial 6123)

Forrest Norman

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)

Carol Daly

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)

Eduardo VEnegas


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

Shameka Marshall

  • Pursuing a general MBA
  • Graduated from Winthrop University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics
  • Member of Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity
  • Plans to open a non-profit business after graduation

James Haley

  • Pursuing an MBA in finance
  • Graduated from West Virginia University with a BS degree in Sports Management 
  • Formerly worked in ticket sales for professional and college sports
  • Plans for the future include a career in the banking industry
  • Email:

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

Shameka Marshall

Andressa Garcia

  • Pursuing an MBA in finance
  • Graduated from Winthrop University with a BA degree in Economics with a concentration in Business Administration
  • Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese
  • Plans to start a new business after MBA graduation


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


Graduate Assistants

James Haley
Andressa Garcia
Rock Hill Area office of SBDC, located at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


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