Business Financing

Business Planning & Education Resources

Charleston Local Development Corporation (LDC)

Charleston Local Development Corporation (LDC) is a not-for-profit organization that lends money to small businesses in the following counties:

  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Colleton
  • Dorchester
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.