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Who is the SBDC?

The SC SBDC advances South Carolina’s economic development by providing entrepreneurs throughout the state with no-fee consulting, affordable training programs and access to an array of resources that can help them expand or create a thriving business.


We offer free, confidential, one-on-one business consulting. Our counselors assist with pre-launch, growth, recovery, buying & selling, funding assistance, and more.


We provide free and low-cost business workshops and seminars, either as on-demand self-service videos or via live webinars.

Catalyst Crew

The Catalyst Crew is a team of Winthrop SBDC student interns, offering marketing & accounting services through the SBDC!

Our Services

Upcoming Events

Gretchen, B.

The SBDC and staff helped me navigate the many obstacles during the pandemic. Additionally, the SBDC webinars I attended filled the gaps I needed to enhance business operations.

Latoya, M.

Thank you for coaching me through the process and for creating an atmosphere of comfort that allowed me to be my authentic self. My husband and I are very grateful for the knowledge you transmitted on the journey. The SC SBDC is certainly a treasure. I'm so excited.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Making a big impact on small business.

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