Clemson Extension leading collaborative effort to expand food and agricultural businesses

A group of organizations in the Magnolia State have come together to launch the S.C. Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development (SCCCED) with a goal of expanding local food and agricultural businesses in the state.

The initiative is a collaborative effort between Clemson University Extension, South Carolina State Small Business Development Center, S.C. Department of Agriculture, and Matson Consulting. Areas of technical assistance that will be offered include business planning and business plan development, financial management assistance, and education and training aimed at areas such as financial management, marketing, tax preparation, leadership skills, entrepreneurship, start-up cost, credit management and expanding business operations.

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