Business Financing

Business Planning & Education Resources

climbfund

CLIMBFund is a not-for-profit Community Development lender whose mission is to ensure access to capital for small businesses and affordable housing developments that cannot secure traditional financing.  Based in Charleston and serving the entire state of South Carolina, CLIMB Fund has more than 40 years of history lending to entrepreneurs who have been turned away by for-profit banks. 

United States Small Business Administration

United States Small Business Administration provides guidance on starting and managing a business, financing and Federal contracting opportunities, and training programs.

South Carolina Community Loan Fund

South Carolina Association for Economic Development (SCACED) is a coalition that supports the development of healthy and economically sustainable communities throughout South Carolina. The MicroBusiness Program provides capital to microentrepreneurs in underserved areas through a competitive grant program and delivers development services to help establish or expand microbusinesses.

South Carolina Association for Economic Development

South Carolina Community Loan Fund is a nonprofit organization that finances the capital needs of community businesses including, but not limited to, retail stores and service businesses, wholesalers, and small manufacturers serving and employing low to moderate-income individuals.

COC

Chamber of Commerce is the go-to digital resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs, providing the guidance they need to start and run successful businesses. They research products, write reviews, and create in-depth guides and how-tos on topics like ideation, marketing, financing, accounting, and human resources.