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

visit their SBDC E-Center appointment center for a consultation.   To just ask a question of a Florence Area consultant, please fill out our Florence Contact form.  Our Florence Area center is located at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence.


Charles Page
Area Manager

Email Charles here.

Telephone:  (843) 661-8256

Scott Mace
Business Consultant

Email Scott here.

Telephone:  (843) 661-8256

Starting a business or expanding an existing business can be a tough job that requires a great deal of preparation and some measure of expertise.  The main goal of our SBDC network through the State of SC is to help you over the rough spots to give you the very best chance to succeed. Serving you through the concept stage of your business idea, to the creation of a business plan, the process of searching for funding, or helping as you plan to grow an existing business ... the Florence SC SBDC gives you guidance and walk with you every step of the way!


The SBDC promotes the growth and development of small businesses by providing free management and technical services.   In the Florence SC area, our mission is to contribute to economic growth and prosperity by encouraging entrepreneurship and the success of small businesses throughout the Counties of Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Williamsburg, Chesterfield and Lee.


The Florence Area Small Business Development Center, part of the Winthrop SBDC Region and the SC network of SBDCs, maintains its offices at the Florence-Darlington Technical College, 2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC, providing easy access for our clients. SBDC offices are located in Building 100, Room 115.


Driving: take I-95 to Exit 164.  Head towards Darlington, and merge onto W. Lucas Street/US 52. (See link to Google maps to your right.)


Call to see if you're ready for a free consultation with one of our Small Business Consultants -- (843) 661-8175 or use our convenient Florence Contact Form for quick questions here on our regional website --  OR if you know that you have everything you need in place and you want to schedule a consultation to insure you're ready to apply for a business loan or begin an expansion of a current business, click here to complete our "Request for Services" form and a consultant will respond as soon as possible to schedule a time convenient for both of you.

SBDC Florence, SC



Here to Help You Plan and Grow Your Business

Business owners in the greater Florence, SC Area can get free assistance from the Small Business Development Center at Florence-Darlington Technical College.  Contact us by email if you have a question, or if you're ready to come in for a free consultation regarding one of the many business services we provide free courtesy of the SBA and the State of SC), fill out our "Request for Services" form and we'll call you!

The Florence Area Center serves Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Williamsburg & Lee Counties.  Please use this form if you wish to ask a question of our Florence Area consultants.  To schedule a consultation in the Florence area, visit the Florence SBDC E-Center appointment center to be contacted by a Consultant.

Contact the Florence Area office