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Promoting diversity and programs that help diversity-owned businesses succeed

Diversity-Owned Business Resources

Local, state and federal organizations can help to qualify minority-owned firms to develop and grow their businesses through counseling, training workshops, and technical guidance. Below are a few resources. 


Minority-Owned Certified Business Directory


Minority-Owned Business Certification

Certification is a review process designed to ensure that a small business is owned, controlled and operated by the applicants. Most certifications are granted for minority- or women-owned businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and underutilized businesses.  


Veteran-Owned Businesses


Women-Owned Businesses


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender-Owned Businesses

  • Coastal Business Guild – Increasing visibility and support of Coastal South Carolina area gay-owned, gay-managed, and gay-friendly businesses through professional networking, marketing and education.

Entrepreneurs With Disabilities


Minority-Owned Business Funding


Contracting


Local Resources for Minority-Owned Business Development

Small Business Development Center
Coastal Carolina University
PO Box 261954 
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Grand Strand SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Grand Strand Chapter 318
605 10th Ave. N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-918-1079

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.
2050 U.S. 501 East, Bldg. 900
Conway, SC 29526
843-347-4604 or 800-844-4983

5th T Innovation Group/Conway Innovation Center
1119 Third Ave.
Conway, SC 2952
843-488-2783


TRAINING

Visit ChamberAcademy.com for free seminars aimed at helping you grow your diversity-owned business.

Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) – This series provides an in-depth look at diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Grand Strand SCORE Free Webinars - From finance and management to technology and marketing.

Small Business Administration Free Webinars - From managing a business to process improvements.

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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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