Coastal Carolina University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is opening a new location inside the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce building at 531 Front St.
The new location, scheduled to open June 19, will provide a variety of services and management training courses tailored to the needs of small businesses. The on-site SBDC consultant will provide managerial and technical assistance to those starting or expanding a business.
Available services include:
* Consulting - The SBDC offers individual consulting in such areas as pre-venture feasibility, marketing, record keeping, procurement, financial planning, loan packing, production, and general management for the small business person engaged in retail, wholesale, manufacturing or service business.
* Continuing Education - The SBDC conducts seminars for those in business and those contemplating entry as entrepreneurs. Many of those programs are co-sponsored with chambers of commerce, technical colleges, community development organizations, trade associations, or the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Consultation is offered without charge, and clients are assured confidentiality. The SBDC consultant will be available on Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Shanika Stafford of the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment, 843-546-8436, ext. 21.
Coastal Carolina University operates the center through the Division of Academic Outreach.