Why your support matters for South Carolina
72% of consumers trust online reviews as much as they trust personal recommendations. When we talk about our favorite local spots online, we make cities in South Carolina stronger.
Source: SearchEnglineLand, 88% Of Consumers Trust Online Reviews As Much As Personal Recommendations, July 2014
Businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren't. When you help South Carolina businesses get online, you help set them up for success.
Source: BCG Report, The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity, March 2012
A stronger economy
When local businesses are online, it’s easier to shop local. Money spent locally is 4x more likely to be reinvested in the community.
Source: Civic Economics, Indie Impact Study Series: Survey of Independent Businesses (p.6), Summer 2012
Partners across South Carolina are joining the mission to get their cities on the map
SBDC State Office Charleston Area (SC)
SCORE South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Commerce
South Carolina SBDC State Office (Orangeburg Area)
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“Small businesses power our communities and local economies and e-commerce have become an essential part of that process. Congratulations to all of our businesses who are innovating and growing by harnessing the power of the Internet.”
U.S. Senator Tim Scott, SC