Just Right to Boost Business in SC

Right now, businesses are looking for a boost to get going again. SC Commerce can help you connect with funding, local resources, buyers, even data and analytics to guide your business decisions. With time, money and resources at a premium, we are committed to helping your company or manufacturing facility move forward with the tools and information you need to be smarter and more efficient.

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Looking to increase production & profitability?

Want to reach peak efficiency? Let us connect you with an area expert who can identify barriers or issues that may be stifling growth. These one-to-one consultations provide an assessment of your operation, moving your business potential to the next level.

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Looking to Export?

Whether it’s identifying potential markets for your export goods or understanding port regulations, SC has a wealth of international trade expertise. Your company can gain insight and practical knowledge from the proven success of trade specialists.

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Need Business Intelligence on SC Markets and Your Competition?

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Business intelligence can be a huge differentiator. SizeUpSC is an easy-to-use platform that allows you to receive data to help your company make better decisions around competitive benchmarking, customers, suppliers, even marketing and advertising.

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Need Help Recruiting and Retaining Employees?

What do SC companies say is their number one challenge? Employee recruitment and retention. The SC workforce system can assist with finding qualified employees, employee retention, as well as training programs through technical and community colleges or apprenticeships.

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Need Help Getting Started?

Starting any business takes a significant amount of planning and research. Exploring your business goals is extremely important. Take a look at our checklist and resources to see how we can assist you in building a concise, yet comprehensive business plan.

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Are You Ready for Funding?

After outlining your business plan, the financial requirements of your business should become clear. The next step is securing financial resources. We can help you identify the funding available.

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Looking to Market Your Business?

In today’s competitive marketplace, success is dependent upon clear and consistent marketing plans that make a company’s products or services stand out from the competition. Here are a few of the public sector marketing resources available throughout the state.

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Need Licenses, Permits or Registrations?

Federal, state and local laws establish guidelines such as occupational matters, business licensing, environmental permitting and tax withholdings. Our state does not have a statewide business license requirement, so you must apply for local business licenses.

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Get Connected for Business Growth

List your business in the SourceSC Industry Directory.

By listing in the SourceSC Industry Directory, you receive:

  • Directory Listing
  • Industry sourcing requests
  • Invitations to exclusive B2B & supplier outreach events
  • Access to the Commerce newsletter
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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Grow with Grants: Navigating the World of Public Funding

February 10 | 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Grant funding continues to enable businesses everywhere to innovate and deliver value to their customers. It’s an effective way to gain resources without giving away any equity, but there are some key considerations to make before jumping in. How does a business qualify for grant funding? What does the application process look like? Are there limitations that exist once the grant has been awarded? All of these questions and more will be answered in this informative session with Sedale Turbovsky, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenGrants.

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2023 S.C. Automotive Summit B2B Supplier Matchmaker Event

February 14 | 8:30 am–4:30 pm

The South Carolina Automotive Council, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Commerce, is pleased to host the 2023 Automotive Summit B2B Supplier Matchmaker Event. Tier II and III suppliers are invited to register for the event (limit of two representatives per company), for an opportunity to be matched with  participating OEM/Tier I companies. Pre-registration closes Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

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Rural Summit 2023

March 6 – 7 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm

2023 South Carolina Rural Summit
When: Monday, March 6th and Tuesday, March 7th
Where: Tabby Place at The Beaufort Inn

Early Bird tickets are $250. They go on sale Monday, January 9th 
General Admission tickets are $350. They go on sale Monday, January 30th 


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2023 SC BIO Annual Conference

February 21 – 23 | 6:30 pm–12:30 pm

Join hundreds of industry leaders, biotech and pharma executives, government and higher education officials, and life sciences supporters from across America for SCBIO 2023 – South Carolina Life Sciences’ Annual Conference – live in Charleston, S.C. February 21-23, 2023.

Themed "Tomorrow Starts Here," enjoy a day and a half of cutting-edge presentations, exciting new companies, ground-breaking science, spectacular receptions and a live exhibit hall as well as networking an connecting with life sciences leaders.

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