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About Us

The SC SBDC offers private business consulting at no cost, seminars and links to resources. www.SCSBDC.com

Our Ideal Customer

Small to mid-sized, for profit businesses looking for assistance to improve their operations, implement sound fiscal controls, conduct business/strategic planning, obtain financing, develop and deploy marketing strategies, pursue government contracts, grow/diversity their enterprise and more. Consulting services are private and offered at no charge.

Our Team
Michele Abraham from SC Small Business Development Centers
Michele Abraham
State Director
Scott Bellows from SC Small Business Development Centers
Scott Bellows
PTAC, Program Manager
Sarah Hines from SC Small Business Development Centers
Sarah Hines
Training & Operations Coordinator
Cheryl Salley from SC Small Business Development Centers
Cheryl Salley
Minority Outreach Manager
Francis Heape from SC Small Business Development Centers
Francis Heape
Associate State Director
Alice Becker from SC Small Business Development Centers
Alice Becker
Administrative Assistant
Products & Services

Veterans Business Program

The Veterans Business Program (VBP) of the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers helps active and reserve duty military and veterans reach their potential as entrepreneurs. The VBP offers resources such as free workshops and personalized consultations with experienced small business...


SC SBDC business consultants are specially trained to assist small business owners in the transition into international market. SC SBDC export specialists can help: -Provide financial analysis such as costing, pricing, budgeting and forecasting. -Identify appropriate financing options and...


Managing your manufacturing venture is a challenge. Perhaps you’d like to streamline your production process. We can help identify problems affecting productivity and formulate solutions. Our SC SBDC consultants can assist with setting and meeting financial and strategic goals. We can develop...

Technology Commercialization Program

Early stage funding for startups is a key focus for the SC SBDC’s Tech Com Program. The grant proposals and awards of the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and its Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are an important component of how tech startups can...
Businesses We Recommend
Past Events & Promotions
Looking for capital to start or expand your business? Attend a lender-borrower workshop that will address current lending practices. The Lender MatchMaker event includes the opportunity to attend two of the following breakout sessions... Start-ups and Access to Capital... Realistic options...