SC SBDC Hires Business Consultant for Sumter and Clarendon Counties

Business Consultant Fletcher Smith

Fletcher Smith has joined the UofSC Region of the SC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a Business Consultant. He will provide his expertise and resources to entrepreneurs and business owners.

Smith has a background in business-to-business consultative sales and customer relationship management. He has held operational and financial leadership roles with Staples and Corporate Express.

The Bishopville resident earned his Master’s in Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

Smith will consult with entrepreneurs and business owners in Sumter and Clarendon Counties on a variety of business topics.

"I am pleased to have Fletcher Smith join the UofSC Team," said Paul Featheringill, UofSC Region Director. "His experience and skill sets will enable him to provide his clients with the advice and resources they need to start and/or grow a business."

“I’m looking forward to sharing my business experience and knowledge with entrepreneurs and business owners in Sumter and Clarendon Counties” said Smith. “The SC SBDC has many resources available to help business owners with a variety of needs.”
In 2020, the SC SBDC has helped 22,000 entrepreneurs create and retain more than 3,912 jobs; start 143 new business ventures; create $77.1 million in capital formation; and secure more than $34.3 million in government contracts.

For more information about starting a small business or expanding an existing business, contact the Charleston Area SBDC at 843-740-6160 or

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