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Update: We value the health and safety of our employees and clients, and are carefully monitoring the impact of COVID-19. The SC SBDC is open and available to provide business consulting via phone, email and online systems. This includes preparation, response and recovery on financial and other business issues related to COVID-19.
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In the past 5 years, the SC SBDC network has helped

more than 22,300 SC entrepreneurs.
create or retain more than 6,200 jobs!
the startup of 916+ new ventures.
$284 million in capital formation.
secure more than $1.5 billion
in government contracts.


Greenwood Area Small Business Development Center and Lander University Join Forces to Offer Business-College Connection Program (BCCP)

Greenwood may be known for its mild year-round climate, attractions, festivals and recreational options, but the county also is home to several notable institutions of higher learning and up-and-coming small businesses. It was this later combination of resources that inspired Ben Calhoun, area manager and business consultant at the Greenwood Area Business Development Center (SBDC).

“When I moved here in 2018 to manage the Greenwood Area SBDC, I recognized there was a great opportunity for collaboration between university students and SBDC clients,” said Calhoun.

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Greenwood Area Small Business Development Center and Lander University Join Forces to Offer Business-College Connection Program (BCCP)

In 2009, when Leonard Pelzer first visited the Orangeburg Area SBDC, his objective was to open a barber training academy in Orangeburg that would foster the development of its students throughout the entire lifecycle of their education and offer the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.


“At the time, Deshaun and I owned and operated a barber shop in Santee,” said Pelzer, referring to his brother and co-owner Deshaun West. “But our vision, our ambition, was to open a school that provided students an education not only in cutting hair but also how to eventually run a successful business of their own.”

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