Supporting South Carolina’s Micro Enterprise Community

We COACH, CONNECT, and CHAMPION micro-business entrepreneurs and the business developers that support them.
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noun: micro-enterprise
A business operating on a very small scale, especially one with a sole proprietor and fewer than five employees. Typically requires minimal capital to start, perhaps as little as $500. Also referred to as a microbusiness.

Small is BIG when it comes to micro-enterprises...


Microbusinesses represent more than 80% of all US businesses


If 1 in 3 microbusinesses hired an additional employee, the US would be at full employment.

Number of microbusinesses in South Carolina

Join SCMEN as we COACH, CONNECT & CHAMPION South Carolina's micro-enterprise community.

The South Carolina Micro Enterprise Network is a non-profit association on a mission to create opportunities and growth amongst the state’s micro-businesses resulting in significant economic impact on the local level.

Become part of the micro-enterprise community here and benefit from SCMEN ‘s efforts. Membership is currently free for business development practitioners.


SCMEN supports legislation and regulations that promote self-employment, entrepreneurship and the expansion of Micro Enterprise development organizations.

Business Development

SCMEN seeks opportunities to provide entrepreneurs with business growth assistance and access to micro-lending opportunities.


SCMEN provides opportunities to gain face-to-face interactions, connect with each others and increase awareness of potential partners, clients and service provides in the micro-enterprise community.

Practitioner Support

SCMEN supports other state and local community development organizations whose missions are focused on expansion of entrepreneurship and self-employment.


Public Education

SCMEN looks to build public awareness of the impact of microenterprise and opportunities available for microbusiness owners.

Micro Enterprise Information

Turn to SCMEN for information on resources, training, and events that can increase the growth, impact, and capacity of both microbusinessers and the practioners that support them.



Service Provider

Woodforest is a community bank built upon the needs of the customers we serve. We are committed to earning customer loyalty by offering the highest level of customer service as well as competitive products and services by employees who are fair, responsive, and professional.

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Events for Business Developers

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Events for Entrepreneurs

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Join SCMEN for our annual conference. There will be training and networking opportunities for practitioners from financial institutions, government agencies and other business development entities


Resources for

Resources for
Business Developers


Micro Business News

Harold Rosen and his staff are in the business of helping -- and business is good.

Not all passions make for a good business. Chris Guillebeau, author of "The $100 Startup,"

State Policy News

National Policy News

May 14, 2019Yesterday, the Federal Registrar published the Small Business Administration’s proposed

May 14, 2019A curated collection of news and information related to microbusiness (Feed generated wi