South Carolina Small Business Development Center Hires Business Consultant For Columbia

Business Consultant Robyn Marren

Robyn Marren has been hired as a Business Consultant by the USC Region of the South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) network. She will provide resources to entrepreneurs who would like to start a new business or expand an existing business in the greater Columbia area.

Since 2015, Marren and her husband have owned a painting company called Town Square Painting, LLC. As a small business owner, she will understand the many issues entrepreneurs face in today’s economy.

“I look forward to sharing my many years of business experience with potential and experienced business owners in the Columbia community,” said Marren. “The SBDC can help an entrepreneur with many challenges at any stage of the business life cycle.”

Marren received her Maters of Business Administration (MBA) and Equitable Leadership Certificate at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She earned a Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry at Northern Seminary in Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at University of Arkansas.

Marren started her career in Corporate Finance and then as an Organizational Development Professional. Throughout her career, she has served as a Finance and Operations Director, primarily in academic settings. Most recently, she was Director of Finance and Administration for the Law School at the University of South Carolina. Her extensive financial and operational responsibilities will serve her well when consulting with small business owners and entrepreneurs.

“Robyn’s vast business experience and community contacts will benefit the small business owners she will be consulting with,” said Paul Featheringill, USC SBDC Regional Director. “Her business experience will contribute to our organization tremendously.”

In 2022, the SC SBDC helped over 4,693 entrepreneurs create and retain more than 2,455 jobs; start 206 new business ventures; create $128.7 million in capital formation; and secure more than $60.9 million in government contracts.

For more information about starting a small business or expanding an existing business, contact the Columbia SBDC at or (803) 777-1020.

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