South Carolina

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond began organizing a series of technical assistance programs for small businesses in 2010. We were motivated by small businesses who shared their challenges with finding sufficient credit during an economic downturn and from financial institutions that regularly interact with small businesses searching for credit. We partner with a variety of organizations, including nonprofits, government agencies, and financial institutions, as well as other Reserve Banks across the United States.


South Carolina Small Business-Lender Matchmaker Event

This lender-borrower workshop focused on providing information for entrepreneurs looking for capital to start or expand their business and addressed current lending practices. North Charleston, November 29, 2012.

South Carolina Small Business Matchmaking: Connecting Small Business Owners with Capital Opportunities

This seminar provided participants with small business finance tips, and tools to effectively pitch a business idea or secure financing. Columbia, August 31, 2011.

Making Cents in the New Economy: Business Strategies for Non-Profit Organizations

This forum allowed participants to learn from experts who shared strategies on sustained growth through partnerships, shared service models and nonprofit mergers. Greeneville, November 29, 2011.

The State of Small Business: Addressing the Financing Needs of Small Businesses

This forum provided small business financing tips and provided attendees with unique strategies to move their business forward. Columbia, November 16, 2010.


South Carolina Chamber of Commerce – South Carolina’s business advocacy organization

South Carolina Small Business Development Center – a resource center that offers services and management training related to starting or expanding small and medium-sized businesses

5 Tips for Increasing the Chances of Getting a Small Business Loan – Expert tips to obtaining a loan from the South Carolina Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association

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Community Development
(804) 697-8631