Resources

SC Women’s Business Center
The Center for Women (C4W) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves to help educate and advocate so that women in South Carolina have economic success and are leaders in their professional, community and personal lives.

SC Commission for Minority Affairs
The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created in 1993 by the General Assembly to provide the citizens of the State with a single point of contact for information regarding the State’s minority population.

Main Street Alliance
A national network of small business coalitions.

IRS Small Business and Self Employed Tax Center

South Carolina Business One Stop
Almost all the government information you need to start a business anywhere in South Carolina.

Small Business Development Center
One-on-one consultation, special interest seminars, and information referral services at no charge.

MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center assists Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) that generate a minimum of $1M in annual revenue with access to contracts and capital, strategic business counseling, export-readiness, and marketing. To learn more about Columbia’s MBDA Business Center and its services, visit the website or call (803) 743-1154.

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Headquartered in Columbia, SC, is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on helping manufacturers throughout the state by solving business and supply chain process problems.

South Carolina Healthcare Voices
Promotes healthcare system change by developing innovative health and human services policies and monitoring implementation.

FastTrac South Carolina
FastTracSC offers comprehensive business training programs that address the needs of entrepreneurs refining and writing their business plans and seeking to grow sustainable high-impact companies. These programs combine one-on-one coaching, peer learning, guest speakers from the entrepreneurial, corporate, angel, venture capital, legal, and financial communities and comprehensive tools to help entrepreneurs produce solid business plans and strategies.

The U.S. Small Business Administration
Provides no-fee financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.

SCORE
Provides small business mentoring and advice on the full range of business topics at no charge.
Local SCORE Chapters:  Midlands, Greater Aiken, Piedmont, Charleston, Grand Strand, SC Low Country

South Carolina Business Resource Guide 2015-2016
The South Carolina Business Resource Guide looks at a number of issues that you may want to consider as you start your business or as your business grows. It coverseverything from opportunities to export your products in the global marketplaceto supply chain assistance, regulatory issues, workforce training support andassistance for minority- and women-owned businesses.

Discover Business
This guide has free-to-access rich tutorials on the following areas:

• Business Plan Writing
• Critical Thinking
• Problem Solving
• Time Management

These pages are useful to a) businessmen seeking resources on how to improve the way they manage their business, b) people thinking about opening a new business, and c) college students who are taking a business-related degree.