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Learn how to produce, promote and sell your food product(s) the right way.

Professional business consultants with the South Carolina SBDC work closely with the Clemson Food2Market program to deliver a rich foundation for the entrepreneur as they consider the complexities of business planning, product development and product launch. Launch and Grow your Food Product business with the Clemson Food2Market Program. Food2Market is an 8-week online course, followed by a…

Getting Back on Track When the Wheels Fall Off

“So, here we sit. Some of us are still at home in our make-shift workspace, home office or simply the dining room table. Others of us made our way back to a “real-world: office with all the safety precautions and worries that come with that. However, regardless of where you are or whether you think…

Noon Zoom: Simple Web Design for Small Business

Does your small business have a well-maintained website with effective design and content that reaches your customers?   This workshop is designed to provide simple web design tips for small business owners who manage their own small business websites.  It is geared for the novice to intermediate website manager.   Design platforms discussed include:  Wix, WordPress and…

Filling the Lifeboat and Helping South Carolinians Get Back to Work

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Will Provide Top 29 Lifeboat Jobs to Consider as Individuals Make Employment Decisions.  View information about DEW’s upcoming efforts to highlight lifeboat jobs — the type of employment positions that can hold someone over until the economy recovers. To help support the state’s evolving workforce that’s been…

Establishing Business Credit – You Should Do It!

Many small business owners don’t realize they can establish credit that is separate from their personal credit history. Business credit can be a powerful tool in growing and sustaining a successful business. Add to that, the benefit of protecting personal credit from the potential negative credit experiences that may come about from business ownership. Combining…

Looking to Expand?

Exporting just got easier. The new United States Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is big news for small businesses looking to grow through export sales. Canada and Mexico are often the first places that growing American businesses export to, and the new agreement removes obstacles, reduces the cost to move goods, provides greater protection for intellectual property…

SBA 504 Loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s SBA 504 Loan or Certified Development Company (CDC) program is designed to provide financing for the purchase of fixed assets, which usually means real estate, buildings and machinery, at below market rates. The primary difference between the SBA 504 Loan and the SBA 7(a) Loans are that the 504 is…

SBA 7(a) Loan

The 7(a) loan program is the SBA’s primary program for providing financial assistance to small businesses in the United States. There are 9 types of 7(a) loans. Standard 7(a) 7(a) Small Loan SBA Express Export Express Export Working Capital International Trade Preferred Lenders Veterans Advantage CAPLines Accepting Applications: Current Deadline: ongoing website Who Qualifies: depends…

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