New Business Development Workbooks

Build a Plan.

Business planning can be a long and tedious process, but it doesn’t have to be. The process can be much more rewarding if you take time to focus your thoughts and ideas.

Starting an Ag-Business?

We’ve put together a guide just for you. Here are 7 steps to starting an Agricultural Business in the Great State of South Carolina.

Doing Business Together?

Business agreements can be complicated, but they don’t have to be. This workbook will walk you through the business agreement process step-by-step at your own pace.

New & Beginning Farmers

Focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in South Carolina.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Every year thousands of small business owners turn to the SC SBDC for private consulting, business training and access to other resources. Click below for some resources that may help.

SC Dept. of Agriculture Business Center for Research & Entrepreneurship (ACRE)

ACRE is bringing South Carolina’s premier researchers together to assist in developing cutting edge, new technologies for the food, feed and agribusiness world.

Planning for Success

A business cannot succeed without a plan! This workbook will help you understand and develop the key elements of your business strategy.


We provide technical assistance to cooperatives, mutually-owned businesses, and other small business within multiple industries, but with a strong focus on agricultural businesses.

Attendees of the Acre Program receive training in marketing, financial planning, value-added processes, legal requirements, state and federal grant opportunities, and more.

Feeding Innovation is designed to support entrepreneurs interested in developing or expanding healthy food businesses in food deserts or underserved areas of the state.

This Program helps our state’s new farmers development of their farm businesses by providing innovative research-based agribusiness education, administering technical assistance, and more.