Resources

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.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

A resource information page on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

IRS Small Business and Self Employed Tax Center

Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

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.

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.

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

SC Workers’ Compensation Commission
What business owners need to know about workers’ compensation insurance.

Small Business Caregiving Guide 
A new, free online resource guide that helps small business owners create a caregiving-friendly workplace. 

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

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

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.

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.

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

Women’s Business Center
Headquartered at Columbia College, the Women’s Business Center of South Carolina establishes programs aimed at assisting women business leaders throughout the state.