(803) 333-9621


The mission of the Microenterprise Development Program is to promote economic self-sufficiency for minorities and their families by providing entrepreneurial education and training, technical assistance, and access to business and financial resources.

Program Coordinator

Rogie Nelson

(803) 832-8166


What Is A Micro-Business?

A micro-business is a small business…
— with five or fewer employees,
— requires $35,000 or less in start-up capital,
— and has limited access to traditional bank loans.

If this is you, the CMA can help.

Our support includes providing:
1. Entrepreneurial Education and Training
2. Business Technical Assistance
3. Microloan Programs

Micro-businesses are critical for economy, accounting for 86.54% of all SC businesses.

Other Businesses

Education and Training

The CMA hosts entrepreneurial training programs designed to teach skills that are essential for managing a competitive business.

The CMA also hosts an innovative contractor training program designed to provide practical training for trade contractors & subcontractors.

Microloan Programs

The CMA  helps microbusinesses to secure non-traditional financing.

This includes connecting businesses with lenders and providing technical assistance to those businesses in order to make their microloan application bankable and ready for approval.