Finding Capital for your Business

Pickens Capital Matrix serves as a concise directory to both local and area capital resources, including local commercial lenders, regional SBA lenders and programs, regional Angel and Venture Capital sources, and more.  This document also lists useful reference materials and websites on area capital programs.

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SC SBDC website offers a set of must-read documents on small business capital.  Visit the website, click on “Grow an Existing Business”, and then check out the materials under “Financial Aspects”.   You can also contact the agency to speak with an SBDC Business Consultant at no charge.

The SBA Small Business Resource Guide for South Carolina
This in-depth resource guide covers SBA finance programs, certified SBA lenders in the region, and other useful resources.
The website contains a wealth of information to help you understand small business finance.  In addition to reading articles on the site, check out the “Learning Center” for on-line videos and trainings.

The SC Department of Commerce – Export Services
While there is much valuable business and industry information available through the SC Department of Commerce, please note this webpage – which addresses services and capital for companies that export (or who would like to begin exporting).