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

Fresh Summit

Clemson's Inaugural Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit

February 24 | 3:00 pm–February 26 | 2:00 pm
Virtual

The Summit's theme, Safe. Secure. Sustainable., depicts the goal of optimizing the food value chain to protect food and the environment.  FRESH is pleased to provide a program that reflects its unique approach to evaluating the entire food value chain.  Rich with content from respected thought leaders in industry and academia, the Summit provides the framework for exploring collaborations, solutions and innovative thinking through presentations and events.  

The first 100 people to register at the Industry Personnel level will receive a box of "Surprises for the Summit" designed by Clemson packaging and graphics students filled with products from industry partners that capture the spirit of sustainability.  

SC Rural Summit

South Carolina Rural Summit

March 1 | 9:00 am–March 2 | 1:00 pm
Virtual

The 31st annual South Carolina Rural Summit is brought to you by the SC Department of Commerce and SCETV.

This year's event will be presented live from SCETV's studios, and we have an exciting line-up of presenters.

Jeff Black with BlackSheep will be serving as host.

NASA

NASA Countdown to Success Supplier Matchmaking Summit 2021

March 3 | 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

The South Carolina Department of Commerce in conjunction with Charleston County is pleased to host a NASA Supplier Matchmaking Summit.  Attend this event to connect with NASA officials and NASA Prime Contractors for partnership opportunities. 

SBA Small Business Resource Day

SBA Resource Partner Day

March 17 | 9:00 am–11:00 am
Virtual

Join the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and their Resource Partners to learn about:

  • Available FREE services
  • Levels of Certification
  • Resources

Resource Partners:

  • Benedict College Women's Business Center 
  • City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunity 
  • Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity
  • Richland Library
  • SC Department of Commerce
  • SC Department of Transportation 
  • SC Small Business Development Center
  • SCORE
  • Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification