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Small Business Grants for Women in South Carolina

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in South Carolina is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites.  But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different. can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture.  Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time.  But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women.  Business women from South Carolina (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant.  Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below.  There are folks in South Carolina waiting to help women business owners just like you!

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in South Carolina

Coastal SCORE
4500 Leeds Ave# 100
N. Charleston, SC 29405
Ph: (843) 727-4778

Grand Strand SCORE
605 10th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ph: (843) 918-1079

Midlands SCORE
1835 Assembly StreetStrom Thurmond Building, Room 1425
Columbia, SC 29201
Ph: (803) 765-5131

Piedmont SCORE
300 E. Washington Street Federal Bldg., Room B-02
Greenville, SC 29601
Ph: (864) 271-3638

SC Lowcountry SCORE
1 Chamber of Commerce Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Ph: (843) 785-7107

SouthCentral Region SCORE
PO Box 892
Aiken, SC 29802
Ph: (803) 641-1111

South Carolina Women’s Business Center
129 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 763-7333 ext. 211
Fax: (843) 763-3441

South Carolina Women in Business
P.O. Box 50074
Columbia, SC 29250
Rose E. Jackson
Owner, Rose E. Jackson Financial Services
CEO & Founder, South Carolina Women In Business
803-775-3687 (Sumter)
803-360-2468 (Columbia)

Small Business Development Center
State Director’s Office
1705 College Street
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803.777.4907