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Planning and development assistance for small business

Here to Help You Plan and Grow Your Business

Starting a business or expanding an existing business can be a tough job that requires a great deal of preparation and some measure of expertise.  The main goal of our SBDC network through the State of SC is to help you over the rough spots to give you the very best chance to succeed. Serving you through the concept stage of your business idea, to the creation of a business plan, the process of searching for funding, or helping as you plan to grow an existing business ... the Florence SC SBDC gives you guidance and walk with you every step of the way!


Downloadable Business Templates                    to help you get started. 

Business Plan Template

Start-Up Cost Worksheet

Projected Sales Form

Estimated Monthly Expenses Form

Please download and save to your computer, then begin to fill out these forms to the best of your ability before calling for an appointment with one of our consultants.  We know that you will most likely not be able to complete everything as asked -- most people cannot finish without help; but getting your business thoughts and ideas out of your head and down on paper where we can see them helps us to get a better idea of what you’re trying to do.  When you call for an appointment, let us know that you have some of the work done and ask for the email address of the consultant you’ll be meeting with so you can send it to him. 

one-on-one assistance
Florence Area SBDC - counties served

The SBDC offers free consulting services to help create business plans, estimate start-up costs and figure financial projections as you grow.  We help with marketing strategies, offer educational business workshops, and can advise you on veterans’ business programs, finance options, and management, as well as helping you through the process to become certified to bid on government contracts.  All of these services, with the exception of some workshops and website creation, are free thanks to funding from the SBA, the State of SC, and support from Florence-Darlington Technical College.

The Florence Area SBDC office serves Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Williamsburg & Lee Counties from its Florence location, and through local consultants in Marion, Cheraw and Chesterfield Counties


Funded in part by the Small Business Administration

Florence Area Center .... SC Small Business Development Centers

The Florence Area Small Business Development Center is located in Florence, SC and is part of the Winthrop SBDC Region and the South Carolina network of SBDCs. We maintain our offices at the Florence-Darlington Technical College, 2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC, providing easy access for our clients. SBDC offices are located in Building 110, Room 115.

Driving, take I-95 to Exit 164.  Head towards Darlington, and merge onto W. Lucas Street/US 52.

Call for an appointment for a free consultation with one of our Small Business Consultants -- (843) 661-8256

Florence SC Small Business Development Center
Florence SBDC is located at Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC



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