SCORE is the nation's largest organization offering free small business advice. Mentoring services are provided through a network of experienced volunteers who want to help entrepreneurs in their hometown area.

    We are a nonprofit organization affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and provide services in both North Augusta and Aiken.

    Have you been dreaming about starting a business?  Greater Aiken SCORE can assist you in thinking through your ideas with the right questions, guidance, and help in building the business plan you will need to be successful!

    Already own a business? We can help!  With a SCORE advisory team, you can have honest, confidential conversations about marketing, finance, or whatever’s on your mind - at no charge.

    Visit our website to request an appointment or learn more about how we can help you succeed.


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    The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of South Carolina Aiken offers a variety of services and management training courses that are tailored to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.


    SBDC Consultants provide managerial assistance to those wishing to start or expand an enterprise and to businesses experiencing difficulties. SBDC Consultants are available to give one-on-one consultation, to analyze business operations, assist in developing business plans, and provide marketing information at no cost




    The USC Aiken SBDC offers a variety of services to both small and medium sized businesses. Below are just some of the services that our office can offer. Please contact us to see what we can do for you.


    Bob Clark, Business Consultant – (803) 641-3468 ext. 2 – bobc@usca.edu


    Laura Mae DiSano, Business Consultant – (803) 641-3468 ext. 1 – laurad@usca.edu


    Marilyn Miller, Administrative Assistant – (803) 641-3646 – sbdc@usca.edu


    Visit our website at www.uscregionsbdc.com


    The Economic Development Partnership is a non-profit public-private development corporation focused solely on serving the needs of new and existing businesses in the Aiken and Edgefield Region of South Carolina.

    Whether you’re looking for information about sites for a new facility, housing for your management team, specific government incentives, or anything of interest to your company, our qualified, experienced team is here to help you.

    If you’ve decided to bring your company to our area, we’ll be there to work with you through the entire process, helping you access the information and resources you need. If you’re already doing business here, bring us your challenges, and we’ll identify resources and programs that can enhance your opportunities for success.

    Will Williams
    President & CEO
    Office: 803.641.3300
    Fax: 803.641.3369
    Email: wwilliams@edpsc.org

    Kathy Harris
    Office Manager
    Office: 803.641.3300
    Fax: 803.641.3369
    Email: katherineh@edpsc.org

    Jonathan Larry
    Marketing Coordinator
    Office: 803.641.3300
    Fax: 803.641.3369
    Email: jlarry@edpsc.org 

    Visit our website at www.edpsc.org