SC: Sustain Your Business
Sustain Your Business
The key to growth in business is sustainability. Many times, sustainability comes down to financial resources and access to capital. We have complied a list of resources that will help you expand your access to financial resources.
The United States Small Business Administration provides loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other assistance to small businesses. There are many useful informational resources for small businesses on their website which can easily be found under the start & managing a business tab. SBA provides services mainly through their 4 programs; access to capital, entrepreneurial development, government contracting, and advocacy.
SBA Guides - Uses your zip code to provide you with information about resources near you. Resources include events, local SBA office, finance centers, and training facilities.
Score - A resource partner of Small Business Association (SBA), SCORE is an organization to help entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow, and succeed. SCORE offers entrepreneurs free small business confidential counseling to ensure their success. SCORE also provides local and online workshops, resources, tools, and templates to connect small businesses with the community and the information they need.
South Carolina Department of Commerce - This site provides useful information regarding conducting business in South Carolina. It has two main programs BuySC and ReadySC. BuySC is a material and service locator program designed to connect suppliers and vendors. ReadySC is a program offered through the technical school system that provides training needs for new or expanding businesses to little or no cost for the company.
Financing Your Business
There are a variety of funding sources available.