Business Development Center
Columbia, SC 29204
Small Business Incubator
The BDC operates an incubation program to assist and nurture small business growth through training, technical assistance and below market office space to reduce overhead and operating cost for eligible business owners.
Entrepreneurs can apply to join the program and locate their businesses in our facility for up to three (3) years with access to meeting space, mentoring resources, and management support. Office suites (average size 400sq. ft.) and individual office spaces (average size 100 sq. ft.) are currently available.
Business Skills Training
The BDC works closely with college faculty, students and area professionals to provide management training to small business owners. The training is available through workshops and classes held at the Business Development Center and other campus locations.
Topics include: entrepreneurship, business management, strategic planning, accounting basics, business plan development, marketing basics, and advanced social media marketing tools and techniques, and business law essentials.