The Business Success Center is housed at The Opportunity Center

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The Opportunity Center is a partnership of four South Carolina nonprofit organizations focused on impacting low-wealth communities in the Tri-County.

This Business Success Center is located within The Opportunity Center and powered by Increasing H.O.P.E. The Center provides workforce development for entrepreneurs including small business incubators, nonprofits, and high growth accelerators. coworking spaces, and the offices of local non-profits working in the community.

The Opportunity Center has four primary purposes:


  • Business Incubator
  • Virtual Workspace
  • Co-Shared Space
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Business Plan Development
  • Workforce Development
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Small Business Training
  • Access to Funding Resources
  • I-HOPE Mentor Community


  • Prestigious business address
  • Computer access & workstations
  • Printing
  • WIFI
  • 50% Off Women’s Business Center events
  • Access to The Opportunity Center Community Space
  • Access to virtual meeting spaces
  • And more…

Check Out These Small Business Resources!


Powered by the SC Dept. of Commerce, a platform that allows you to receive data to help your company make better decisions around competitive benchmarking, customers, suppliers, even marketing and advertising. 


Powered by the SC Dept. of Commerce , gain exposure for your business and receive exclusive invitations to B2B and outreach events, industry sourcing requests and updates on other business opportunities across the state.


Offers online courses that teach you the skills and knowledge to start or grow your own business. Courses are interactive, convenient for your schedule and available in both Spanish and English. Best of all, they’re free.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise. 

Ascent Learning Platform Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Women own or co-own 45% of all businesses in the United States. These businesses represent all types of industries and are owned by all types of women. The majority are small, with great potential for growth in both revenues and job creation. That’s why we created Ascent and packed it with in-depth information to help grow your business. This learning platform is FREE to use.  

Ascent is divided into major topics called Journeys, developed by experts in women’s entrepreneurship. Choose any journey to start, skip the ones you already know. Within each Journey, you’ll find Excursions with the tools you need to master a topic. Each excursion includes a time estimate for completion. You’re the boss of when and how to apply these tools to your business.  

South Carolina Business One Stop

One-stop information on starting, running, expanding, and relocating businesses in SC.

South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs

The mission of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs Small and Minority Business Division is to identify key issues and services that are necessary for the development of minority, small businesses, as well as the best measures for sustainability, programmatic implementation, enhancement, and economic growth. The SC Commission for Minority Affairs is developing a statewide Minority Business Directory to provide information to users who are interested in doing business with minority-owned businesses.


Our business counseling services are:

Effective- We have years of experience helping small businesses succeed.

Confidential- All our clients, their businesses, and related information are kept strictly confidential – we will not sell or provide your information to anyone without your permission.

Free- Our business counseling services are provided free of charge to businesses and entrepreneurs.

If you have any questions or need assistance, schedule a consultation.

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