The South Carolina Department of Commerce is pleased to share our new small business publication. It's no secret that small businesses are the backbone of our state's economy and play a vital role in economic development. Well over 90 percent of employers in the state are small businesses and employ more than 654,000 people.
This edition highlights the various resources and services Commerce provides for smaller companies to promote their success and growth. Also featured are articles on Commerce's Small Business Development Office, the benefits of the BuySC program and how companies can go green and add green to their bottom line.
Another valuable service spotlighted in this edition is Commerce's unique lender matchmaking program. The article details how this professional form of "speed dating" assists entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing industries have one on one access to financial lenders and advisors.
There is much to discover in Commerce's newest small business insert. Whether big or small, new or existing, all businesses in South Carolina can find helpful information and resources in this latest publication.