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

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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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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

National Hispanic Webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

September 21 | 2:00 pm–3:45 pm
Virtual

In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a National Hispanic Webinar for small businesses to learn more about SBA's programs and services and obtain a congressional update on COVID-19 relief efforts.  

Topics include:

  • SBA's Commitment to Small Businesses
  • Congressional Update
  • SBDC and SCORE Overview of Programs and Services
  • SBA Overview of Programs/Services and Upcoming Webinars
SBDC

Let's Get Started Workshop

September 22 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Virtual

The training topic for this workshop is Business Start-Up/Pre-planning 

NSBW

SBA National Small Business Week 2020

September 22 | 1:00 pm–September 24 | 4:00 pm
Virtual

Attend this free, online conference to meet 2020 small business winners from across the country, learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and talk with industry experts.

SCORE

INVEST in VETS Veteran Grant Program

August 28 | 9:00 am–October 2 | 5:00 pm
Virtual

This grant program supports Veteran-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Williamsburg County area.  The purpose of the program is to encourage small business start-up/growth, job creation and improve the quality of life for veteran business owners.