Free Services For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners
- Small Business Training & Workshops
- One-on-One Coaching
- Business Plan Development
- Access to Funding Resources
- Financial Literacy
- Personal Development
- I-HOPE Mentor Community
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
How can we serve you?
Do you have dreams of being a small business owner? A great idea that solves a problem? We can help you turn your idea into a profitable business giving you the ability to support your family and impact our community.
Have you just started your business and need help with your next steps? We can help you with setting up a solid infrastructure, an effective marketing plan, access to capital, and more!
Are you an established business owner in need of some guidance? Want to scale your business to the next level? We can help guide you and GROW your business with resources, certifications, access to capital, and a business accountability coach.
Check Out These Small Business Resources!
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 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.
Events & Workshops
We are open and ready to serve you! Join us online for our informative webinars and workshops on key business topics such as Basics of Business, Keys to Business Success, Marketing Strategies that Work, 360 Degree Business Screenings, Business Plans 101, QuickBooks, Free Tools for Your Small Business, and more!
We also offer One-on-One Business Coaching, both online and in-person.
- Tuesday, October 4-Tuesday, November 8
- Effective First Impressions: Face to Face
- Wednesday, October 26
- Uncover Selling Opportunities to Grow Your Business
- Wednesday, November 16
- Holiday Hangover
- Thursday, December 1
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If you have any questions or need assistance, fill out the form and we’ll get back to you!
To receive free, confidential business advice from our advisors, please register. Registration is fast, easy, and free.
The I-HOPE Women’s Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.