A Message from the SBA

According to a recent survey by The UPS Store, 70 percent of small businesses that receive mentoring survive more than five years – that’s double the survival rate of non-mentored businesses. Please take the time to explore these valuable resources below!

SCORE volunteers are trained to serve as counselors, advisers, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Find your local chapter in one of our seven counties. http://www.sba.gov/score

More than 30 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) across South Carolina provide assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. SBDCs help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. Visit a local SBDC by going on  http://www.scsbdc.com/.

Designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses, two Women’s Business Centers (WBC) in the state of South Carolina seek to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who face unique challenges in the business world. Connect with a WBC in Charleston or Columbia at: http://www.c4women.org/scwbc/

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) advisers located across the region provide no-cost, confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments. Connect with a PTAP by visiting-http://www.scsbdc.com/ptac.php

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