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Every year thousands of small business owners turn to the SC SBDC for private consulting. Watch our video and learn how entrepreneurs in all areas of business and industry have found success with the assistance of their local Small Business Development Center.

Grow An Existing Business

Your small business
isn't small to you.

Every day is a challenge for an existing business owner. Click here for help with finances, marketing or other day-to-day hurdles of running a company.

SC Small Business Development Centers offer free, private consulting, resources and seminars to help your small business thrive.

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Start a new buiness
Starting a small business
is a huge job.

Its hard to know where to start. Click here and learn how to write a business plan and secure startup capital. Gain knowledge of demographics and regulations in your industry.

SC Small Business Development Centers offer seminars, resources and free counseling that will jump start your startup.

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resources and contacts?


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Check out ways to make an existing company more productive.

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In the past 5 years, the SC SBDC network has helped

more than 31,400 SC entrepreneurs
create or retain more than 8,900 jobs!
the startup of 900+ new ventures.
$308 million in capital formation.
secure more than $167 million
in government contracts.

Get to Know Our Clients

Corks cooks books

A Fusion of Talents

Opening a wine bar and bookstore was always a shared dream of friends Mindy Kuhn and Shonali Thomas—it just took them a few years to realize it. The two met in 2017 when Warren Publishing, Kuhn's company, published Thomas’ cookbook. They became close friends—and inevitably, business partners. Seizing upon Kuhn’s knowledge of books and desire to add a retail aspect to her publishing company, and Thomas' zeal for cooking and vision to expand her catering firm, SplenDishes Kitchen, the pair conceived Corks, Cooks & Books, a bookstore, retail shop and wine bar in Rock Hill, SC.

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Government Contracting in the Carolinas

South Carolina and North Carolina collaborate to help small

businesses sell to the government

The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) and North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) are pleased to announce a collaboration to help small businesses sell to federal, state and local governments.

Their two Government Contracting Assistance Programs (GCAPs) have more than 65 years of combined experience providing business owners with comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government agencies.

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