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

SCORE

QuickBooks Introduction

August 5 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Virtual

A short 90 minute overview of QuickBooks Online basics.  This is a free introductory workshop that may help you determine your need for the more in depth class to be offered later in the year.

SCORE

Are You Ready to Start A Business

August 5 | 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Virtual

This webinar will cover all the essential aspects to consider when planning to start a business:

  • Your personal traits
  • Testing the business concept
  • Developing a marketing & business plan
  • Financial considerations
  • Resources available to support your success
SCORE

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business

August 5 | 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

By the end of this webinar, you will know how to:

  • Create and brand a home/channel for your business on YouTube
  • Create videos that capture the audience and achieve your business goals
  • Organize your channel to attract viewers interested in your product/service
  • Promote your business with video (even to those with short attention spans)
  • How to stream video with YouTube Live and grow your customer base.
SCCLF

South Carolina Community Loan Fund's Feeding Innovation Program is now accepting applications

July 15 | 12:00 am–August 14 | 5:00 pm
Virtual

Feeding Innovation participants engage in an eight week entrepreneurial training program featuring NxLevel Courses facilitated by Clemson Extension.  The courses cover everything needed to develop a basic healthy food business plans from marketing to financial planning to negotiations and deal-making.  The entrepreneur with the strongest business plan is awarded $20,000 in seed capital.  Applications will be accepted starting July 15th to August 14th.