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Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center serves the areas of Rock Hill, Florence and Myrtle Beach, SC, providing a variety of services  for smalll business owners and  those who want to start a business

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Winthrop Region SBDC .... your local Rock Hill office of the

SC Small Business Development Centers

We Offer Business Consultation Services for Businesses: Big, Small, New, Generations Old, or still in the idea stage. 

  General Information


Step-by Step to Grow Your Business

Here’s our process to determine what you need to develop your business


  To help with your planning:

Create your financial model (video) - courtesy Alaska SBDC

Services and Training

Free Counsultations

Start-Up Guidelines

Small Business News Blog

See what business building assistance from the SBDC has done for some of our larger small businesses across the state ... view the SBDC video here



General Business Links and Start-Up Information

About your business needs

Small Business Success Stories

Who we Serve & Where to Find Us


About the SBDC


The Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers private, confidential one-on-one counsultations to assist current business owners as they grow, as well as helping aspiring entrepreneurs develop business plans get their ventures open for business.  Whether just starting out or looking for advice on expansion possibilities, we invite you to participate in the business workshops we offer to benefit start-ups, business owners, CEOs and the companies they run. 

We have workshops on starting a business, complying with taxes and legal requirements, franchising, marketing, or explain how we can help you get an online presence on a shoestring budget.  Browse our site now to find many answers about opening or operating a small business.

Ask any of our clients and they’ll tell you that the SBDC offers the best business assistance you can get ..... and with the exception of some workshops they may have attended, or having a start-up website built, it didn’t cost them a dime!



The Process . . .

When you call us for help, we take appropriate steps to insure that we serve you well whether that service includes an immediate appointment, or making suggestions for some preliminary work on your part.  We need to make sure you have all the information you need and have done all the appropriate things to insure that you are ready to start or expand a business.  

Step 1 -- Fill out our website’s Contact Form with a brief description of the business concept you’re considering, or a description of your existing business.    Answering those few brief questions will help us decide what we need to do first to best serve you.   Each client’s needs are different, and our initial analysis of what you need helps us to avoid wasting your time or ours, by insuring you get the correct information and services in a timely fashion.  

Step 2 -- Click here to see how a typical inquiry for assistance for a Start-Up Business or an Existing Business might be handled.

Build a better business with help from the SBDC!
Contact the Winthrop Small Business Development Center for free assistance with your business ideas

To contact Consultants in the following offices, which make up our Winthrop Region SBDC:

Rock Hill, SC Area - Regional office:

Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri    (803) 323-2283

The Rock Hill office serves York, Chester, Lancaster, Cherokee and Union Counties

Contact Us

Meet Our Rock Hill Staff

Map to Rock Hill SBDC


Kinds of workshops Offered

Workshop Dates & Sign-Up

Business Information, Licensing, etc for this area

Small Business News Blog

Union, SC Branch Office

Lewis Jeter, Business Consultant

SC Works Building, 103 W Main St.

Union, SC 29379

(864) 427-4119


Florence, SC Area Office:

ServingFlorence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Williamsburg & Lee Counties

Meet the staff and Contact Florence Area SBDC

Telephone:  (843) 661-8256


Location:  Florence-Darlington Technical College, 2715 W Lucas St., Florence, SC


Florence Area Workshop Dates

Local Cheraw, SC Consultant

John Mahon, Business Consultant

Cheraw and Chesterfield, SC

(843) 910-7352

Myrtle Beach Area, SC Office:

Contact Myrtle Beach Area SBDC                 Serving Horry and Georgetown Counties    

Telephone:  (843) 349-5070


Location:  Coastal Carolina University

Atlantic Center (Procurement Building)              642 Century Circle, Rooms 103 and 104

Conway, South Carolina 29526


Myrtle Beach Area Workshop Dates

Local Georgetown, SC Consultant

Shanna Scott, Business Consultant

(843) 349-4010

Our Partners:


Small Business Administration

Consultations and services for your business are already paid for through our partnerships with the Small Business Administration, the State of South Carolina, and Winthrop University’s College of Business.  We serve all businesses, from tiny home-based companies to mid-size service providers, manufacturers, and multi-million dollar corporations ... we’re here to help with services and share resources with all who ask.


SC Governor’s Office of Small & Minority Business Assistant

SC Department of Commerce

SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Rock Hill office of the SC Small Business Development Center

The Winthrop Region of the SC SBDC is located in Rock Hill, and oversees three area offices in Rock Hill, Florence (serving the PeeDee area), and Conway (serving the greater Myrtle Beach, SC area), as well as three consultants who consult exclusively in rural areas of our region.  The Winthrop SBDC is operated with assistance from the SBA, the State of South Carolina, Winthrop University, Florence-Darlington Technical College, and Coastal Carolina University.

Call for an appointment today at (803) 323-2283. 


Member of

The Association of Small Business Development Centers provides SBDC consultants all over the country with training and resources to allow us to help you

Chester Chamber of Commerce


Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce

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