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Small Business Development Center

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) advances the state’s economic development by providing entrepreneurs world-class consulting services. The South Carolina SBDC is a consortium of four colleges and universities which operate 21centers throughout the state. These centers offer a variety of services and management training courses tailored to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. SBDC consultants at each site provide managerial and technical assistance to those wishing to start or expand an enterprise.

SBDC consultants are available at each location to give one-on-one consultation, to analyze business operations, develop business strategies, cash flow management, loan packaging, and provide marketing and economic information and succession planning at no cost. Underpinning these core competencies, the SC SBDC operates specialty programs fostering exporting, technology commercialization, government contracting and manufacturing. 

For minimal registration fees, centers also offer seminars and training courses on topics that are of interest to the small business owner, taught by faculty, staff and professionals in industry and government.

Centers work with local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, local government and financial institutions.

Contact Us

Martin Goodman, EDFP, Area Manager
(843) 521-4143
Suite 112, Sandstone Building, Beaufort campus

Patricia K. Cameron, MBA, Business Consultant
(843) 208-8259
Room 238, USCB Hilton Head campus