Introduction to SBDC

You have questions…

  • ColaSBDClogo.fwWhat does it take to start my own business?
  • Why am I working so hard and making so little?
  • Should I hire that first (or 50th) employee?
  • How can I increase sales and grow my business?
  • Do I need to provide benefits for my employees?
  • Should I get certified as a Veteran Owned Business?
  • Is government contracting right for my small company?
  • How do I sell my products into a foreign market?

Challenges beginning to overwhelm you?

  • I’ve been in “start-up mode” for five years now…
  • Growth is happening so fast. I’m not sure we can scale fast enough to survive…
  • All this new technology is intimidating. I can’t learn it all AND run my business…
  • Our website is an embarrassment but, I can’t afford to hire a new “web geek” to fix it…
  • Business regulations, taxes and licensing are such a hassle and I’m not sure if I’m doing it all right…
  • Everyone is looking to me for answers.  I’m just hanging on myself…
  • This cash flow roller coaster has got to stop!  I need to manage what is coming and going…
  • An inventory system would be nice but who has the time and money for that…

Opportunity knocking on the door?

  • A prime contractor just called wanting to partner on a government contract…
  • The local competition just called and wants to sell…
  • The perfect location just came available but, I will need financing…
  • This business is going well but now I need a long-term plan…
  • Finally, I’ve made it to retirement…
  • I’ve got a great idea, if I could just figure out how to get it to market…

A network of experienced entrepreneurs is here to help…

  • 20 offices across the state of South Carolina, 50 consultants
  • Entrepreneurial Experts, Procurement Specialists, International Trade Counselors, Technology Transfer Professionals
  • Every consultant has owned/operated a small business or worked directly with small business in some capacity
  • Consultants specializing in woman-owned, minority owned, veteran owned and other certificate programs

As an entrepreneur, you can never stop learning…

Online Marketing  ||  Business Planning  ||  Financial Management  ||  Sales and Marketing

Business Start-Up  ||  Sources of Funding  ||  Pricing & Estimating  ||  Strategic Planning

QuickBooks  ||  Government Contracting  ||  Commercialization  ||  Web Design

Our record speaks for itself…

What our clients have to say…

How to reach us…

Columbia Main Office
1225 Laurel St., 3rd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
803.777.5118

Cayce – West Columbia (by appointment)
Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce
1006 12th St.
Cayce, SC 29033
803.777.5118

Lexington Satellite Office 
Lexington Chamber of Commerce
311 West Main St.
Lexington, SC 29071
803.777.5118

USCSBDC.com
EarlG@SC.edu

 

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