Best Small Business Resources in the Myrtle Beach Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. South Carolina has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Myrtle Beach area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in South Carolina.

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Conway Innovation Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

The CIC is a business incubator and support center that helps entrepreneurs with the planning and networking required to successfully launch a new venture. This is accomplished through a mix of consulting, research and financial planning assistance, and office space if needed. Their support is broad and tailored to each individual company's needs. Their primary focus is educational seminars and extends to incubation and mentoring. Most services are offered for free.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1119 Third Ave.
Conway, SC 29526
843-488-2783
jsilverman@cicinnovation.com


Myrtle Beach Area SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Myrtle Beach SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


The Georgetown Innovation Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial
  • Research

Offers Free Service

Description

The Georgetown Innovation Center offers in-person consultation to help entrepreneurs formulate the beginnings of their business ideas; its incubation program offers mentorship in market research, business planning, financial planning, and more. Their primary focus is educational seminars and extends to incubation and mentoring. Most services are offered for free.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

901 Front St.
Georgetown , SC 29440
4projects.jk@gmail.com