Helping business owners across the Midlands…

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Your Link to Columbia Area Business Resources

The Columbia Area Small Business Development Center provides business training and consultative services to businesses throughout the Midlands of South Carolina.

ToolsforBizJust getting started? – We provide start-up guidance and business plan assistance

Been in business awhile and looking to grow? – Strategic and marketing planning are popular services offered at the SCSBDC.

Something about your business keeping you up at night? – Our network of over twenty offices are staffed with entrepreneurs just like you that can provide insight based on real-world experience.

Need to brush up on skills but don’t have time for traditional, formal classes? – The Columbia Area SBDC offers a wide range of courses on Quickbooks, web design, financial management, cash flow, and many other topics. Check out our training schedule or join our mailing list for upcoming class dates and times.

Share Your Success!

If you have worked with our offices here at the SC SBDC in Columbia or around the state and seen positive results, we want to promote your success. Contact our office and we will help get the word out regarding your grand opening, growth or expansion. So, if you have started your business, hired employees, successfully obtained funding or just have something exciting to share, let us know so we can spread the word! Email your information to

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