Certification with SBA allows service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) to compete for federal sole-source and set-aside contracts across the federal government. Certified veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) have additional opportunities to pursue sole-source and set-aside contracts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under the VA’s Vets First program.
Program designed to increase the number of women-owned small businesses being awarded federal contracts.
Provides small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training by helping local businesses start, grow and thrive.
This platform is available to help connect South Carolina business with in-state suppliers, vendors, and manufacturers. As such, it is beneficial for companies to be SourceSC members not only for exposure but to be informed of upcoming supplier outreach events and B2B opportunities to meet with companies one-on-one.
SizeUpSC is a SC Department of Commerce business intelligence tool that allows businesses to receive data to help make better decisions around competitive benchmarking, customers, suppliers, even marketing and advertising. This is a great resource for demographic data to support business startups as well.
Highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development with the potential for commercialization.
The US Small Business Administration guide to determine whether or not your business qualifies as small.
Designed to help eligible small businesses (proteges) gain capacity and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies (mentors).
Provides free business counseling, SBA-guaranteed business loans, home & business disaster loans, and contracting assistance programs.
SCORE Midlands, as a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and operate succesfully. It has been providing free Mentoring services to small businesses in the Midlands area of South Carolina since the 1970s. The Chapter’s all volunteer mentors use their years of real-world practical business experience to assist clients addresss their business issues.