The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers Working to Keep State’s Main Streets Alive

South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) Offers Help to Small Businesses
The SC SBDC is open and available to provide business consulting via phone, email and online systems.

COLUMBIA, SC – In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on everyone's lives, especially small businesses, the SC SBDC offers valuable assistance to help small business owners persevere in the weeks to come.

The SC SBDC encourages all entrepreneurs and small businesses to visit and bookmark the organization's website to access resources and information that will help them keep their businesses afloat during this challenging period. The SC SBDC network of disaster recovery consultants is available to assist small business owners with preparing and submitting loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges.

The SC SBDC network stands ready to help small business owners prepare and recover.

“Here in South Carolina, small businesses represent 97 percent of the state’s employers,” said SC SBDC State Director Michele Abraham. “We understand that this is a stressful time and that many small businesses are experiencing unexpected consequences as a result of the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to keeping them informed regarding our service offerings and resources to protect their small businesses. Our network of consultants is available via phone, email and online to provide disaster assistance should their business experience economic injury or other unintended consequences.” To request assistance from one of the SC SBDC's consultants, visit their website:

The South Carolina SBDC is working closely with state and federal officials regarding the availability of disaster resources to help small businesses recover from economic injury and other impacts as a result of COVID-19.

"As during any disaster, we are here to help businesses prepare and recover," said Abraham. "Our team can also assist small business owners with developing a preparedness plan and with other measures to safeguard their employees and customers, and ensure the continued operation of their business."

"The SC SBDC Works to Keep South Carolina’s Main Streets Alive."

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