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Learn how the SC SBDC is helping to advance 
African American businesses and their communities.

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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.

Contact us. We can help.

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.

Dream big. We can help.

Access to resources
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resources and contacts?


Click here to see if a new business idea is feasible.

Check out ways to make an existing company more productive.

Find new resources and contacts.

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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

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A Ministry of Comfort

Pastor Anthony A. Dicks first became a client of the SC SBDC in 2016, when Business Consultant Allen Brown helped A. A. Dicks Funeral Home recover from the aftermath of the Great Recession. Years later, Dicks was back on his own, attempting to purchase

and renovate a building in hopes of accommodating higher-end, more elaborate funeral services. Unfortunately, the sale didn't go through, and when combined with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dicks knew he once again needed assistance. That's where Allen Brown stepped in—ready to pick up right where the two had left off.

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