Business Counseling

  • BizBuilderSC
    Offers entrepreneur and small business training classes at discounted rates, as well as resource information, for new and existing businesses in South Carolina.
  • Center for Women/South Carolina Women’s Business Center
    Provides assistance and advocacy to support women in business, including: 
    • Leadership development
    • Micro-lending services for women entrepreneurs
    • Networking
    • Training
  • Charleston Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    Provides free one-on-one consultation to prospective and existing business owners, assisting with analyzing business opportunities, developing business plans and strategies, and creating loan packages.
  • Charleston South Carolina SCORE
    Uses retired executives to provide free, confidential business mentoring for entrepreneurs, and existing and start-up businesses.
  • South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP)
    Assists small to mid-size manufacturing companies within South Carolina to improve their competitiveness with a variety of detailed business improvement services, including on-site consultation and a no cost one-day Competitiveness Review.
  • SCRA Technology Ventures/SC Launch
    Provides funding, counseling, access to resource partners and other capital sources for knowledge economy-based businesses in South Carolina - primarily in the industries of: 
    • Advanced materials
    • Chemical and engineering process
    • Defense
    • Energy
    • Information technology
    • Life sciences
    • Transportation
  • US Small Business Administration
    Provides information, resources, counseling and financial assistance for small businesses.