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State launches website for entrepreneurship

Staff Report
Published Feb. 29, 2012

Gov. Nikki Haley and the S.C. Department of Commerce Wednesday launched a new website that will serve as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who want to launch a new business or expand an existing one.

The South Carolina Business Network at provides everything from new market information and business financing options to workforce development and regulatory information.

“We are constantly looking for ways to better serve the small business community and unleash the job-creating power of entrepreneurs. The South Carolina Business Network program grew out of that effort and we know it will be an asset to small businesses across the state,” Haley said.

The site includes a calendar of small business events, searchable by zip code, as well as a question and answer section. also allows business owners and entrepreneurs to send a question that will yield a customized answer based on where the business is located.

“We heard from entrepreneurs across the state out there looking for information beyond ‘9 to 5.’ For the first time, will give those people a central location for that information and direct them to the local organizations that can help,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

The Small Business Development Office at the S.C. Department of Commerce will maintain, which will also feature links to other commerce programs such as BuySC.

The BuySC program helps link suppliers of goods and services with potential customers.