The Center’s staff and partners have an established history providing technical assistance and development activities to businesses in rural areas.
The Center maintains a philosophy of working alongside clients to provide guidance through one-on-one or small group counseling, which helps staff provide more targeted versus generic assistance. Staff and partners have found that this approach empowers the client to make better decisions about their business, increasing their potential to become more sustainable in the future.
Areas of Technical Assistance
Business Planning and Business Plan Development
Help transforming your ideas into a targeted business plan! Center staff work directly with you, providing guidance during the business planning process. Our goal is to help you understand the process and to help you obtain funding to establish or expand your operations.
Financial Management Assistance
The Center staff has a history of assisting individuals and firms negatively affected by the economy to take advantage of newly created opportunities as a result of such changes. The center staff can help you and your business network with customers and other businesses as well as assisting with business succession and estate planning.
Education and Training
Education and training initiatives are aimed at providing information in areas such as financial management, marketing, tax preparation, leadership skills, entrepreneurship, start-up cost, credit management and expanding business operations.
Information about upcoming Center Workshops and Workshops by Partners can be found below:
- Specialty Crop Grower-Buyer Mashup (3-22-2021)
- Feeding Innovation: Apply by February 5, 2021
- South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Progarm: Apply by February 21, 2021
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Request Technical Assistance
Do you have a request for business development and/or cooperative development technical assistance? Simply fill out the contact form below and we will follow up with you.