The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Headquartered in Columbia, SC, they are a not-for-profit organization that focuses on helping manufacturers throughout the state by solving business and supply chain process problems.
FastTrac South Carolina
FastTracSC offers comprehensive business training programs that address the needs of entrepreneurs refining and writing their business plans and seeking to grow sustainable high-impact companies. These programs combine one-on-one coaching, peer learning, guest speakers from the entrepreneurial, corporate, angel, venture capital, legal, and financial communities and comprehensive tools to help entrepreneurs produce solid business plans and strategies.
Registered Apprenticeships are a nationally recognized and effective training system for businesses that produces highly skilled workers who meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy. A proven strategy for businesses to grow their own skilled workforce that combines on-the-job training with related theoretical and practical classroom instruction.
A not-for-profit, statewide development finance institution that complements private-sector activities through a variety of lending programs designed to fill gaps in funding especially for businesses in rural and distressed areas of South Carolina.
The U.S. Small Business Administration
Provides no-fee financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.
USC Business Link
Portal to the University of South Carolina’s economic development and research resources for businesses.