March 14, 2022
‘SBDC Day’ Celebration Set for March 16, 2022
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster Issues Proclamation Recognizing the Day
and the SC SBDC’s Contributions to a Robust South Carolina Economy
SC Small Business Development Centers
South Carolina SBDC Network Headquarters (Columbia, SC) – In honor of the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC), an organization that for over forty-three years has helped small businesses across the Palmetto State grow and thrive, Governor Henry McMaster issued a proclamation officially designating March 16, 2022, as Small Business Development Centers’ Day (SBDC Day) in South Carolina.
The Governor’s proclamation notes that with small businesses representing 97 percent of the state’s employers, the SC SBDC’s support of their formation and growth is vital in driving economic growth and reducing unemployment throughout the state.
Serving the State’s Dreamers, Innovators and Doers
In 2021, the SC SBDC assisted 5,870 individuals, helped create/retain 2,928 jobs, obtained $67.1 million in financing for our clients, increased client sales by $54.7 million and started 222 new businesses proving once again, the SC SBDC is a leader in job creation and economic development.
SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by highlighting the notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large.
America’s SBDC network is a partnership that includes the U.S. Congress, SBA, the private sector, and the colleges, universities and state governments that host SBDCs across the nation. SBDCs provide management and technical assistance to an estimated one million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs each year.
The SC SBDC helps entrepreneurs grow successful businesses. In addition to facilitating the launch of new ventures, the SC SBDC enables existing businesses to compete confidently in a demanding market and helps faltering companies stay on course. SBDC consultants have direct small business experience, so they know first-hand the importance of an accurate business plan or what a financial institution looks for when deciding whether to fund a business.
To learn more about SBDC Day and to join the movement, visit www.AmericasSBDC.org/SBDCDay.
About America’s SBDC and Small Business Development Centers:
America’s SBDC represents the Nation’s 63 Small Business Development Centers, a national network of partnerships uniting higher education, state and local nonprofit economic development organizations, private enterprise and government. The Small Business Administration’s largest partnership program provides management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their own businesses.
Learn more at www.AmericasSBDC.org .
About the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC):
Twenty South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) located throughout the state’s 46 counties offer no-fee individual, confidential business consulting. Highly trained consultants assist both existing and startup companies by providing a variety of services including business plan development, fiscal and operations management, human resources, financing options, marketing strategies and much more. In addition, the SC SBDC conducts a variety of affordable educational workshops and connects clients with useful business resources. Specialized services include government contracting, exporting, technology commercialization, veterans’ business assistance, cybersecurity and minority outreach. Visit SCSBDC.com to find a center and make an appointment. Follow us at facebook.com/SCSBDC and on Twitter @SCSBDC.