The key to successful growth in a business is sustainability. Sustainability often comes down to financial resources and access to capital, so we have compiled a list of financial resources for you.
The United States Small Business Administration provides loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other kinds of assistance to small businesses. There are many useful, informational resources for small businesses under Starting & Managing a Business. The SBA mainly provides services in the following four areas: access to capital, entrepreneurial development, government contracting, and advocacy.
SBA Guides: This site uses your zip code to provide you with information about resources near you, such as events, your local SBA office, finance centers, and training facilities.
Score: A resource partner of Small Business Association (SBA), SCORE helps entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow, and succeed. SCORE offers entrepreneurs free 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 give them the information they need.
South Carolina Department of Commerce : This site provides useful information about conducting business in South Carolina. Its two main programs are 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 for new or expanding businesses to little or no cost for the company.
Financing Your Business
There are a variety of funding sources available.