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What Can Small Business Development Centers Do For Small Businesses?

What do we do for existing business owners?   We provide free consultations to assist and advise them as they grow.  We also help aspiring entrepreneurs develop business plans to prepare to find financing and 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! 

From Start-Up Business Plans to financial analysis, to basic workshops and specialized conferences .... we offer it all! 

Thanks to funding from the Small Business Administration, the State of South Carolina, and our host universities, we are able to offer free and low-cost services for both new and existing small businesses.