As a woman-owned firm, DNA is committed to the success and well-being of all women across South Carolina. We have compiled the following list of resources for women business owners and hope that you will find them helpful. Please contact us for more information and tips on how to grow and promote your business.
SBA provides resources to help women business owners succeed. The Office of Women’s Business Ownership’s mission is to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.
The South Carolina Women’s Business Center brings business expertise to the entrepreneurial women of South Carolina through training programs, community resources, and microloans currently in Charleston and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. The South Carolina Women’s Business Center was founded in October of 2011 and offers free, confidential business counseling for women in all stages of business development. Along with workshops and training programs, the center also provides networking events to expand your professional contacts and reach new clients.
The Alliance for Women is a non-profit organization, established in 2004 by Columbia College. It is the college’s entity in a unique public-private partnership between the Governor of South Carolina and Columbia College. The Alliance for Women is the only organization in South Carolina with a statewide focus of improving the status of women.
The Alliance for Women partners with the South Carolina Commission on Women, appointed by the Governor. The Commission focuses on issues related to the status of women and advises the Governor on policy matters related to those issues. The Alliance for Women’s network of partners extends throughout the state and includes colleges, universities, corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals as well as government agencies.
Established in 1971, the South Carolina Commission on Women (the SCCW) has a mission to enhance the quality of life for all South Carolinians by promoting equality of opportunity for South Carolina women and their families. Under this charge, the Commission advises the Governor on matters related to the needs of women in South Carolina.