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?

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

SCORE presents "How To Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business During a Pandemic"

July 2 | 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Virtual

In this webinar, Ashley Micciche, a certified business exit planner and CEO of True North Retirement Advisors, will help business owners understand the value of their business today, as well as how to take advantage of the abundance of opportunities that exist for business owners to protect and grow their business value.
 

SC Biomass Council Webinar on "B3 Resources" with USDA

July 7 | 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Virtual

Learn about how the US Department of Agriculture is developing a sustainable bioeconomy. The economic impact of a thriving bioeconomy can be realized by linking researchers, landowners, communities and private industry. Join this webinar on Tuesday, July 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. for a sneak peek into biofuels, bio-chemical and bio-preferred products. This webinar is brought to you by the USDA, SC Biomass Council, the Energy Office and Clemson University.

SCORE presents "Productize - Steps for Turning Your Service Into a Product"

July 9 | 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

Service companies have been among the worst hit by this pandemic. Consumers and businesses have drastically cut their expenditures on services to conserve cash and avoid human contact.  Join this webinar to learn how to"productize your service" to capitalize on meeting the immediate needs of consumers.   

 

Good Enterprises Lowcountry Local First Information Session - Fall 2020 Community Business Academy

July 9 | 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Virtual

Looking to start or grow your own business? Good Enterprises offers a 12-week Community Business Academy to help you gain entrepreneurial and management skills and build a network of support to start or grow your own business, transform your life and support your community. Two fall academies will begin in August 2020.  The class will meet for a three-hour session each week for twelve weeks. One academy will take place on Tuesday evenings and the other on Thursday mornings to provide maximum accessibility for all schedules. The classes and discussions will most likely be held virtually unless COVID-19 impacts drastically improve by the start of August. If classroom settings can be safely provided, two convenient locations in the North Charleston area will be utilized.