Small Business

Thanks to the pro-business environment of Pickens County, South Carolina, small business owners are able to thrive.  Federal, state and local resources are available to support the efforts of small business owners whether you're just starting your business or working on a plan what will help it grow.

Small Business Resources

The SC Department of Commerce offers a variety or resources for small businesses included their Business Resource Guide.

Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration the Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) program was established to aid small business start-up ventures and to assist in the continued growth of small businesses across the country. The program is supported with federal, state and private funds and is open to any present or prospective small business owner generally fee free.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce, a statewide advocacy organization working to make state and local government more small business friendly.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

The goals of the Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance (OSMBA) are to promote the growth and development of small and minority owned businesses in South Carolina and to advocate that an equitable portion of State procurement contracts be awarded to small and minority owned businesses. 

The South Carolina Business One Stop or SCBOS is the official South Carolina business web portal.

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