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For more detailed information on starting or expanding a small business, please visit our Winthrop Region website

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Florence, SC office of the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers.
We can help you take your business concept and turn it into a great business plan!

Planning to open a business of your own -- no matter how big or small --  is a process.    It requires forethought and utilizing many resources. With our free consulting service to help in completing your business plan and financial projections, you’ll find it much easier to accomplish than going it on your own. 

Here are some Downloadable Business Templates to help you get started:  Business Plan, Start-Up Cost Worksheet, Projected Sales Form, and a Monthly Expenditures Form.

Serving you through the concept stage of your business idea to the creation of a business plan, the search for funding, and expansion plans down the road, as well.   We give you guidance and walk with you every step of the way.

Click here to read one of our great success stories!

Check our Calendar for information on free business start up work shops and seminars to help you plan or expand your small business.

The Florence Area SBDC, located in Florence, SC, is part of the Winthrop SBDC Region, and the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers.  We maintain an office at Florence-Darlington Technical College, 2715 W Lucas St., Florence, SC providing easy access for its clients.  Driving, take I-95 to Exit 164.  Head towards Darlington, and merge onto W Lucas Street / US-52. 

In keeping with the mission of the SBDC, all services provided are free.  Our service area includes the Counties of Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Williamsburg and Lee.

Dare to dream ......

   and let us help you plan well, so you’ll stand out in your field!!




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