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Explore a variety of topics of interest to startups, such as incorporation, general legal issues, pro forma, general accounting, sales and marketing strategies, fundraising, etc.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

South Carolina Small Business Development Center

South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness – ‘SC Competes’ –  is a nonpartisan, business-led, nonprofit organization that drives South Carolina’s long-term economic growth by managing the state’s industry clusters and providing the research, network, and resources that industry clusters require to thrive. 

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) was chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, non-profit organization. The mission of SCRA is to fuel South Carolina’s Innovation Economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship, and industry.

USC Faber Entrepreneurship Center

University of South Carolina

USC McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism & Free Enterprise

USC McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism & Free Enterprise

The McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise promotes scholarly activity, educates students about the role of free enterprise and entrepreneurship

USC Technology Commercialization Office

University of South Carolina

USC's Technology Commercialization Office helps inventors and industry representatives navigate the process commercializing their research out of the university.

USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

The USC/Columbia Technology Incubator's signature offering provides qualified tech-oriented businesses which are beyond the idea phase with a comprehensive suite of services designed to kickstart growth.

Women’s Business Center at Benedict College

Benedict College

The Women's Business Center at Benedict College, just the second in the country located at an HBCU, offers services on a statewide basis to women looking to start or grow small businesses.

Women’s Business Center of South Carolina

Columbia College

Headquartered at Columbia College, the Women's Business Center of South Carolina establishes programs aimed at assisting women business leaders throughout the state. The WBC holds weekly programs, regional networking events, and locally hosted opportunities for engagement.