Looking for help getting your business started? You’ve come to the right place.

If you are planning to start your business, there are many different sources for you to look into and learn more about the business development process. You can start with information on the risks of running a small business, how to work with the SBA to apply for guaranteed loans, and on the available grants that you may be able to apply.

No matter where you begin, we are here to help you.

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SC Department of Commerce Business Resource Guide (PDF)
Business resource guide for business to increase its opportunities for success.

SBA Resource Guide for Small Businesses (PDF)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) guide for managing and starting a small business.

City of Abbeville Small Business Incentive Program
City of Abbeville Economic Development Office’s resources for small businesses.

Anderson County’s Entrepreneurship Information Center (External Link)
Anderson County Economic Development Office’s resources for entrepreneurs.

Small Business Information (External Link)
Small Business Information with great ideas on running a small business.

Small Business Loans (External Link)
Loans opportunities for small businesses.

Small Business Grants (External Link)
Federal grants for small businesses.

Small Business Development Center (External Link)
South Carolina Development Center’s startup tools.

Small Business Resource Center (External Link)
The Entrepreneur magazine resource center for existing businesses and new entrepreneurs.

SBREFA Small Business Resource Center (External Link)
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) business resource center.

SCORE Free Small Business Advice (External Link)
Tools Templates and Mentors to help your small business succeed.

NFIB Business Resources For Small Businesses (External Link)
National Federation of Independent Business’ resources and tips to help run your business

REUTERS Small Business Resource Center (External Link)
Reuters’ information center for starting a small businesses