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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COVID-19 Business Resources

SC Cares – Minority & Small Business Relief Grant Program

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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?

SizeUp SC

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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Start Up

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

SBA

Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020

November 28 | 8:00 am–11:59 pm
Statewide

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.

Benedict College WBC

Money Smart Series - Session 2: Business Organization and Cash Flow Management

December 2 | 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Virtual

Join this free workshop to learn:

  • What are the Different Business Organization Types
  • Which is the Best Business Type for You
  • How to make Time to Benefit Your Business
  • Hot Tax Planning and Reporting Can Help You
  • Understanding and Managing Business Cash Flow during COVID

 

SBDC

Business Sustainability: Sales, Staffing, Inventory and Finances

December 3 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Virtual

Join this free, one-hour webinar and learn:

  • How to manage inventory and associates costs
  • How to analyze your business model
  • How to recruit and train a successful team
  • How to effectively save cash and manage finances
  • How seasonal businesses expand their services
SBDC

How to Start a Food Truck Business

December 3 | 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

Join this free webinar to learn the concepts of:

  • Understanding the mobile food business
  • Regulations and resources needed to start up
  • Marketing your food truck for success