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What We Do

Here at the Myrtle Beach Area Small Business Development Center, we offer personal guidance and assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Through personal and confidential consultation, SBDC representatives provide one-on-one management and technical assistance to small business owners who wish to start, grow or maintain their businesses. The SBDC offers marketing analysis, business plan preparation, financial feasibility studies and other valuable resources to the entrepreneur at little to no cost. 

The SC SBDC’s are a consortium of four universities, whose 17 regional/area centers are located throughout the state. ‌‌‌


Workshops and Seminars

The Myrtle Beach Area Small Business Development Center offers workshops for prospective business owners at a nominal charge. Additionally, we conduct seminars for those in business and those contemplating entry as entrepreneurs. Many programs are co-sponsored with Chambers of Commerce, technical colleges, community development organizations, trade associations, or the Small Business Administration.

For a schedule of our upcoming workshops, please click here.


What Can Small Business Development Centers Do For Small Businesses?

One-on-one consultations to assist business owners as they grow, as well as helping aspiring entrepreneurs develop business plans to prepare to find financing and get their ventures open for business.  Whether just starting out or looking for advice on expansion possibilities, we invite you to  participate in the business workshops we offer to benefit start-ups, business owners, CEOs and the companies they run. 

We have workshops on starting a business, complying with taxes and legal requirements, franchising, marketing, or explain how we can help you get an online presence on a shoestring budget.  Browse our site now to find many answers about opening or operating a small business.

Ask any of our clients and they’ll tell you that the SBDC offers the best  business assistance you can get ..... and with the exception of some  workshops they may have attended, or having a start-up website built, it didn’t cost them a dime!