Small Business Development Center

SBDC Resources

There are many valuable business resources on the Web. Here are some of those resources, listed by category. Please use these online resources to find more information about starting a new business or to research your industry.

General Business

Small Business Administration
Business Owner's Toolkit
SC Small Business Resource Guide
SCORE - Piedmont Chapter
Planigent - Business Plan Resources
Rhonda Abrams on Small Business
U.S. Business Advisor
American Express Small Business Plan Resources
S.C. Secretary of State
Various articles on small business issues

Marketing Research & Demographics

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census Bureau
Regional Economic Conditions (RECON)
Gateway to statistics from more than 100 Federal Agencies


Government Loans
Navigating the SBA Lending Process
Angel Investors
Start-up Financing
Financing a New Business

Minority, Women & Veteran-Owned Businesses

Center for Women’s Business Research
SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership
Veterans Business Outreach Center


Law for Everyone
Legal & Regulatory Information for Small Business

Personnel & Human Resources

S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
S.C. Employment Security Commission Labor Market Information
S.C. Human Affairs Commission
S.C. Worker's Compensation Commission
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Government Web Portals

U.S. Government
S.C. Government
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Census
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Chambers of Commerce

Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greer Chamber of Commerce
Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce
Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce
Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Easley Chamber of Commerce
Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
Laurens Chamber of Commerce
Clemson Chamber of Commerce


Internal Revenue Service
S.C. Department of Revenue

International Business

Federation of International Trade Associations
U.S. Government export portal
U.S. International Trade Association U.S. Department of Commerce
Export-Import Bank of the United States
U.S. Trade Representative

Country Studies

Country Studies
CIA World Fact Book
Industry, Trade and the Economy: Data and Analysis
World Newspapers, Magazines and News Site in English
Export assistance and exporter information
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Web site for foreign-born entering or living in US

Procurement and Contracting

Small Business Administration

Franchise Information

The Entrepreneur's Source


General Information
The Nonprofit Resource Center
Nonprofit Resource Center


General Grants Information
Finding Grants
The Foundation Center
Small Business Grants

For additional information, visit www.sba.gov.

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