Welcome to the Michelin Development U.S. website

Celebrating 5 years of facilitating local businesses

Michelin Development provides low-interest loans and access to our business expertise to create quality, sustainable jobs and promote economic growth.

Here you can check to see if your business qualifies, view what's involved in the application process and find recent recipients.

94

Companies supported by Michelin Development in North America

$7,960,000

Invested in small businesses in North America

1,371

Jobs created inspiring new economical growth

How Do I Qualify?
Program Criteria and Loan Process

Michelin Development loans are up to $50,000 with no minimum, at a prevalling prime interest rate plus 2%. Terms are up to 5 years, plus the first 6 months interest only. We do not require personal quarantees, but loans will be secured against business assets plus 35% in hard equity is required. The decision to provide loans is at the discretion of the Michelin Development Steering Committee and the Committee's decision is final.

Michelin Development offers free of charge access to our business expertise. This is available in all areas where we have internal expertise except for legal advice, web development, engineering, and insurance. This expertise must be problem, project, or issue specific and is for a maximum of five days. We do not help clients start or run their companies. We only make suggested recommendations and do not implement them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there any restrictions to apply?

These are industries that the MDSC feels are high risk and/or show very little job creation.

Food Service must be in business at least 1 year, Barber Shops, Beauty Salon; Spas etc. must be in business at least 2 years and have proper licenses and certifications to be able to apply to Michelin Development loan.

How do you define socially / economically disadvantaged?

We use the SBA definition of socially disadvantaged. Socially disadvantaged individuals are defined as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and any other socially disadvantaged groups. Economically disadvantaged is defined as anyone that does not have access to traditional financing.

Is your business in the 10 county service area?

To apply, your business needs to be located in one of the 10 county of Upstate South Carolina ( Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union).

Do I have to have a business plan to qualify?

A business plan is required with the application.

Do I have to take a business start-up basic class to apply?

The Michelin Development Steering Committee requires that you take a 2 hour SCORE business basics class. This class is free of charge, if you are a Michelin Development client. Please visit: http://piedmontscore.org/workshops

Do I have to have hard equity invested in my business?

For an existing business, you need to have at least 35% of the amount you want to borrow already invested in your business, in hard equity (building, property, supplies, inventory, merchandise, business vehicles, equipment, tools, etc...). For a start up business you must be prepared to invest this 35%, once your MD loan is approved.

Will you be able to create jobs during the term of the loan?

The cost per job should be less than $5,000 (divide the amount of money you want to borrow by the number of jobs you will create).

Do you have an accounting system in place?

The Michelin Development Steering Committee requires that you have some sort of an accounting system in place in order for you to properly understand and to successfully run your business.

 

Who reviews the application?

We have an external Steering Committee that is comprised of entrepreneurs, business and community leaders from throughout Upstate South Carolina as well as Michelin and South State Bank.

How long does the process take?

The process can take 30-60 days or longer depending on the quality of the application and business plan.

If I am turned down, can I reapply?

If your application is declined and you want to respond to the feedback from MDSC, you will be asked to meet with the Michelin Development staff to discuss your application and feedback in more detail.

If my application is declined, or if I don't qualify, can I still get business expertise?

Yes, you can still receive business expertise support (any area of expertise, except legal advice, web development, engineering and insurance).

Will I have to bank with Michelin Development banking partner in order to receive this loan?

No, you are welcome to remain with your current bank but, all new clients are required to open a bank account with South State Bank, with auto draft for your monthly loan payments. All new clients need to have a credit card on file. The credit card will be used by South State Bank to pay your loan, if insufficient funds are in the checking account.

 

Is Michelin hiring?

Please see http://www.careers.michelin-us.com/

News Releases

Here are some recent media releases on the Michelin Development program
in the Upstate South Carolina.

Michelin Development extends loans to three upstate small businesses

GREENVILLE, S.C., (Jan. 21, 2014) –Three new Upstate businesses are starting the new year with their sights set on growth and expansion thanks to new financial support from Michelin Development, a subsidiary of... Read More

Hispanic entrepreneurs on the rise

Greenville News (Apr. 28th 2014)- The state Hispanic Chambercan help guide potential entrepreneurs, Hernandez said. The chamber, she said, gave her a route and connected her to the Michelin Development program. Read More

Putting jobs back into the community

Michelin Development Nova Scotia announces business partnership with Bergengren Credit Union, Northern Opportunities for Business Limited (CBDC NOBL) and CBDC Guysborough Local development partnership allows... Read More

Michelin Development extends loans to four small businesses in the Upstate

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 8, 2013) – Michelin Development, a subsidiary of Michelin North America that provides low interest loans and business expertise to disadvantaged small to medium-sized businesses,... Read More

Michelin Development announces New Loans and Banking Partner

In addition to announcing the new businesses in the program, Michelin Development recently formed a partnership with South Carolina Bank and Trust. SCBT will administer the loans for the program going forward.... Read More

Michelin program to help more businesses grow

Three more businesses will have an opportunity to grow and expand with the financial backing of Michelin Development. Nail Artistry, Palmetto Surface Solutions and Junk Matters-Recycling are among the newest... Read More

Recent Loan Recipients

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BLUES BOULEVARD JAZZ

300 RIVER RD, SUITE 203, GREENVILLE SC, 29601 - http://bluesboulevardjazzgreenville.com ((864) 242 2583)

CLEMSON CLEANING SERVICES

PO BOX 1765 CLEMSON, SC 29304 (864 205 8321)

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DAWG HOUSE GRILL

1199 SOUTH PLEASANTBURG DR, SUITE A, GREENVILLE SC 29605 ((864) 236-5496)

DEBRA HAIR STUDIO

1562 S Carolina 72, Greenwood, SC 29649 - ((864) 227-2462)

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DIVINE DESSERTS BY ANDREA

1860 WOODRUFF RD, SUITE C GREENVILLE SC 29605 - www.divinedessertsbyandrea.com ((864) 458-7799)

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BOYD CYCLING

205 CEDAR LANE, GREENVILLE SC, 29611 - www.boydcycling.com ((864) 715-9753)

DWK SERVICES LLC

2601 REED ST, SUITE I-6 COLUMBIA, S.C. 29204 - http://dwktransportation.com (803-764-2172)

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FIRST CLASS BARBER

387 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 ((864) 232-3526)

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HIGH PERFORMANCE GYM

284 ROCKY CREEK RD, SUITE A, GREENVILLE SC 29615 - http://www.highperformancegym.com/ ((864) 735-8808)

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GOIN' POSTAL PIEDMONT

7740 AUGUSTA RD, PIEDMONT SC 29673 - http://www.goinpostal.com ((864) 299-8000)

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INSTITUTE OF NAIL ARTISTRY

505 NORTH MAIN ST, GREENVILLE SC 29601 ((864) 469 6847)

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JUNK MATTERS

155 WEST MAIN ST, SPARTANBURG SC 29306 - http://junkmattersllc.com/ ((864) 473 7376)

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MERGE

411 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, GREENVILLE SC 29601 - http://www.mergeagency.com/ ((864) 373 9330)

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MUSICAL INNOVATIONS

150 Tanner Rd, Greenville, SC 29607 ((864) 286-8742)

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NEXT HIGH SCHOOL - nexthighschool.org

24 CLEVELAND RD, GREENVILLE SC 29601 ((864) 214 6398)

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PALMETTO SURFACE SOLUTIONS

143 RED MAPLE CIRCLE, EASLEY SC 29642 - http://palmettosurfacesolutions.com/ ((864) 918 4275)

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PEDAL CHIC

651 SOUTH MAIN ST, GREENVILLE, SC 29601 - pedalchic.com ((864) 242-2442)

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SERVOSITY

411 UNIVERSITY RIDGE GREENVILLE, SC 29601- www.servosity.com ((800) 429-0500)

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SOLUNA SALON AND SPA

10239 Clemson Blvd, Seneca, SC 29678 - http://salonsoluna.com ((864) 882-2299)

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STEAM FORCE CAR WASH

10 Treyburn Ct, Greer, SC 29650 ((864) 848-5680)

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TACTICAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP

319 B -11 GARLINGTON RD, GREENVILLE SC 29615 ((864)-631-2512)

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VISION 2 DESTINY

6655 Pottery Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29303 - www.vision2destiny.com/ ((864) 587-6700)

Service Partners

Accounting

Accounting

A/R Funding

A/R Funding, based in Greenville SC, is an accounts receivable management company, which offers complete accounts receivable funding programs for its clients. Our goal is to assist our clients in becoming more profitable and cost efficient, by giving our clients capital to allow them to grow, and reducing their costs associated with the collection of their accounts receivable. We work closely with start-up companies and companies experiencing high growth in sales by providing the working capital necessary to fund their growth. Our basic program fees range from 1.10% to 1.75% per month and we offer short term contracts which allow our clients to "use us as they need us".

www.arfunding.com
126 Millport circle
Greenville, SC 29607

Dexter Adams Accounting Services LLC

We provide services in the area of Bookkeeping, Payroll Processing, Payroll Tax Filing(s) and Income Tax Preparation for Personal and Corporation(s) tax returns. We also work to resolve tax matters with Federal and Local taxing authorities, in addition we can provide assistance to the business owner with the incorporating business process.

We provide training and support with the Intuit QuickBooks Pro software along with installation and troubleshooting client issues.

Dexter Adams Accounting Services can process your employee payroll, payroll deductions, and provide your company with bookkeeping services.

 

Contact

Dexter Adams - DAACCT@CHARTER.NET

(864) 877 1104

P.O. BOX 443

Lyman, SC 29365-0443

 

Godwin & Associates, CPA

Godwin & Associates, CPA exists to serve entrepreneurs by advising them on the correct tax structure for their business, and by providing them with ongoing pro-active business advisory. We also extend those services to include compliance work such as tax returns, and accounting and payroll assistance.

Or client engage us to provide peace of mind and results, which is why we never "bill by the hour." Our differentiating practices of pricing up front and agreeing to work only with those entrepreneurs who fit best with our firm allow us to do our best work.

Contact
Jonathan I. Godwin, CPA
864.233.4055

109 Laurens Rd. Ste 2B
Greenville, SC 29607

 

Greyrock Management Solutions

Business and Accounting Services Division

The Business and Accounting Services Division of GreyRock Management Solutions strives to meet the needs of business owners, golf course operators, and real estate developers that require assistance with the accounting and professional services that accompany running a business.

Each client has its own Certified Public Accountant from Greyrock’s team overseeing the services provided to ensure accuracy and integrity. Whether it’s budgeting, payroll, or government compliance we cover it all so you don’t have to.
 
Contact:

Scott Wigginton
swigginton@greyrock-accounting.com 
Mikki Gresham 
mgresham@greyrock-accounting.com 

864-662-7667 

 

Katahdin Peak Consulting

Katahdin Peak Consulting provides peace of mind to small- and medium-sized companies through accounting management services tailored to your business. They help you focus on information that is critical for business decision-making. Through the collective experiences of bookkeepers, accounting analysts, former business owners and CPA's, their team provides high-level analysis as well as day-to-day functions at a price that fits the size of the business.

Contact:

Kevin MacDonald
864-238-5906
kmacdonald@katahdinpeak.com

 

OnPoint CFO & Controller Services, Inc

The OnPoint team offers more than 100 years of combined accounting and consulting experience, and features talented associates who have held CFO and controller level positions. From manufacturing to technology, professional services to construction, medical practices to non-profits, the OnPoint team is savvy, experienced, and eager to assist. If you require CFO and controller services, accounting support, bookkeeping, forecasting, or budget planning and report design, turn to the professionals at OnPoint. 

Contact:

864-232-9840

411 University Ridge, Suite 100
Greenville SC 29601

 

Stokes & Bales

Stokes & Bales, CPA’s is a local, full service accounting firm serving the Upstate of South Carolina. They specialize in working with small businesses and their owners. They provide accounting, bookkeeping, tax, and payroll services.

Stephen C. Stokes, CPA
Stokes & Bales, CPAs, PC

Contact:

864-242-1418
Stephen@stokesbalescpa.com

 
721 Lowndes Hill Road, Suite A
Greenville SC 29607

 

 

Auditing

Auditing

Client Service Partners

Utility Audit Solutions, LLC

Utility Audit Solutions audits commercial utility (electricity, gas, and water/sewer) and telecom (long distance, data and cell phone) invoices for errors and overcharges. They have been finding savings for over 80% of their clients, and uncover issues such as duplicate charges; unnecessary/unused phone, electric and gas lines; cases where the client is paying taxes that they are not liable for. They inform the client of the savings opportunities, provide them with a letter authorizing Utility Audit Solutions to make the recommended changes, and then follow through with the utility/telecom to affect those changes.

Contact:

Mark R. Basanda

864-244-2895
864-414-8540 (cell)
mark@utilityauditsolutions.com

Business Brokerage

Business Brokerage

Biz1Brokers

Biz1Brokers® is the fastest growing business brokerage franchise in the world. They specialize in assisting in the confidential sale of small, medium, and large businesses.

Contact:

Curtis Harper
864-477-9542
charper@franchisemart-upstatesc.com

Business Development

Business Development

CHV Group LLC – Business Advisors And Intermediaries

 

CHV Group LLC is a professional business transaction and advisory firm, with an emphasis on small and middle market companies from one to fifteen million dollars in revenues. We are dedicated to providing companies with quality services delivered with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. Industries among others are manufacturing, distribution, and services.

Office: 864 527 5974

Cell: 864  641 8131

Fax: 864 752 1204

tjkoechli@chvgroup.com 

330 E Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Dan Waldschmidt

 

Dan Waldschmidt is a talented executive and former CEO that has demonstrated the ability to lead a team of sales and technology professional to high levels of achievement in various highly competitive industries. Dan helps you build revenue fast and furiously:

  • Working with CEO's on strategy around large scale business development initiatives
  • Advising management teams in the M & A process about strategic revenue possibilities
  • Hands-on strategy with sales team to land large clients
  • Advising profitable mid-stage entrepreneurs on ways to grow their sales
  • Consulting with venture capital and private equity players regarding portfolio companies that need a revenue "explosion"

Contact:

Dan Waldschmidt
202-730-9730

 

Enterprise Launch

 

Enterprise Launch is the only business development group in the Upstate area designed to sharpen your business skills. Enterprise Launch was developed by InSource Executives to fulfill the needs of both emerging and established entrepreneurs.

Contact:

Jake@enterpriselaunch.com  864-441-3365
Bridgette@enterpriselaunch.com 864-201-1221
 

 

Execnet SC

 

Execnet SC is an initiative assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners with the business growth and sustainability of their company. Execnet SC is a bank of retired or semi-retired senior executives, from a variety of industries able to serve in management positions of start-up ventures. Typical assignments are board director, CEO, CFO, CTO, and president.

Contact:

 

Linda S Brewer, Destiny Architect

 

LSG, Inc.:  Facilitation of individuals, leaders, and key teams for their destiny to flourish in truth and profitability. Focused on Vision, Mission, Strategy, Marketing/Sales, Technology and Training

Linda S Brewer, Destiny Architect
lindab@lsgcorporate.com
www.lsgcorporate.com
Phone:  864-576-9164
Fax:       864-574-1648
Mobile:  864-205-2518

lindab@lsgcorporate.com

 

PSI Business Solutions

 

Specializing in Providing Business Solutions to Improve Profitability and Enhance Growth

Using proven and established business techniques and methods, PSI Business Solutions’ services are tailored to fit the needs of the client, whether those needs are turning the business around to profitability, growing the company, improving the product quality, or streamlining and optimizing a specific process.  To establish what the client’s business needs are, a two-to-three day evaluation of the business is provided at no cost to the client.  During this evaluation, the current state of the business, including sales, operations, and finance, is established.  A comprehensive report is then provided to the client that summarizes the findings along with recommendations.  If PSI’s services are needed, a proposal specific to the needs of the business is submitted to the client for consideration.

Contact:

Roy L. Mathena, PMP, President
Office:  864-855-3373
roym@psipm.com

 

Scott Manly – Leap Ahead LLC

 

With more than 20 years of diverse business experience in the demanding automotive manufacturing sector, Scott Manley, CEO of Leap Ahead LLC, has developed insightful knowledge that you can access through consulting services in the areas of market analysis, strategic planning, organizational development, and productivity improvement.   Leap Ahead LLC can also provide services in many other functional areas through its network of seasoned affiliates; including project management and implementation.  You can review Scott’s background at http://www.linkedin.com/in/rscottmanley and reach him by phone at:

864-901-4511

 
 

Visions International

 

Visions International has directly assisted over 75 local businesses to secure over $1 million in financing, start and grow businesses and create jobs. Coaching, consulting and training services have been provided to over 1200 Upstate businesses. Recent partnerships with lenders have provided small businesses access to nearly $1 million in new financing. Visions International operates two divisions: Small Business Development and Language and Intercultural Services. In addition to one-on-one business coaching and group business coaching, Visions International helps you communicate and relate effectively with the countries and cultures you do business with through language coaching, global executive coaching and intercultural management training.

Contact

Bernell King Ingram
3531 Pelham Road, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29615 

864-382-2360

http://visionsmadereal.com
Communication

Communication

RL Spencer Communications

RL Spencer Communications provides readable business writing workshops. Dr. Spencer has conducted business writing seminars for the past eleven years. For the previous ten years, he taught writing and public speaking on the college level. He also taught English for seven years in public schools. Currently, he is broadening his scope by teaching presentation skills to business managers and by improving the English pronunciation of foreign born managers and supervisors.

He publishes articles in magazines, is a produced playwright, and writes children’s stories. He is an actor, accomplished Toastmaster, and award-winning speaker.

Contact:

Richard L Spencer
864-587-8231
RLSpencer@PeoplePC.com

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

Morgan Stanley

As a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financial Advisor, I can provide you with a Quarterly 401(k) Roadmap to assist you in developing such a process for managing your plan responsibilities. Together, we can establish a blueprint for the future of your plan that will:

  • Include a two-year schedule of activities you’d like to accomplish for the plan;
  • Enable you to document plan services obtained over time; and
  • Establish the framework for plan maintenance.

As a Financial Advisor who has experience assisting other retirement plan sponsors, I would be glad to discuss ways that I can help you improve your plan.  I may be reached via the contact information given above.

Mark A. Thornburgh
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financial Advisor
Phone: 864.370.7244
E-Mail: mark.a.thornburgh@MSSB.com

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. To the extent that this material or any attachment concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law.   Any such taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer's particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

 
 

Naiden Kremenliev

With seventeen years of financial and management experience, including seven years as CFO of a SC-based manufacturing company (helping navigate a successful turnaround) and seven years in investment banking, along with start-up entrepreneurial experience, I believe I can offer unique, hands-on advice to businesses not yet at a level to afford a full-time CFO.  I welcome the opportunity to meet with senior management of the companies you have invested in to discuss how I might be able to assist in the growth or operational enhancement of their companies, with services including:

Create a three-year strategic plan.  Outline and develop (or update existing) a near-term strategic business plan, in conjunction with management.  This plan is critical for management to utilize and reference on a regular basis, as day-to-day “fire control” can easily distract even the best managers from focusing on these key objectives. It is often helpful to develop this with an experienced “outsider”, who can add a fresh perspective and help test management’s assumptions .

Quantify key business metrics.  Identify and track important performance metrics that will assist management in assessing and adjusting the direction of the business.  Depending on the metric (not necessarily traditional measures, such as sales volume or profit margin) and existing information systems, some may be daily, weekly or monthly indicators.

Optimize capital structure.  Review balance sheet and current capital structure (bank debt, equity, etc.) and recommend a strategy to best position the business for both medium- and long-term success, focusing on capital-efficient organic growth, predictable P&L forecasting and a realistic acquisition strategy.

Enhance budgeting and forecasting capabilities.  Analyze existing forecasting models (both P&L and cashflow) and determine strategies for improvements that produce a tool that allows senior management to better follow and manage the business and available resources.  An effective and defensible forecast model is not only a prudent management tool, but is essential for raising capital and interacting with sophisticated lenders.

Improve working capital management.  Analyze recent trends and current levels of working capital (receivables, inventory, payables) to understand where improvements are feasible, then recommend and implement strategies to optimize working capital levels in order to achieve real improvements in profitability and cash flow.

Contact:

864-255-3532 (direct)
864-242-1927 (fax)
704-281-8451 (mobile)

naiden@wellstonemills.com

 
856 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Franchise

Franchise

Franchisemart

Franchisemart ® is a retail based franchise matchmaker. They feature over a 100 different franchises — from home based to large retail, many with financing available. They help match people with just the right business opportunity. They also coach people on obtaining SBA or other commercial loans, resources for writing a business plan, and other financing options. All of their services are free with no obligation.

Contact:

Stanley Simpson
864-325-3598
ssimpson@franchisemart-upstatesc.com

Curtis Harper
864-477-9542
charper@franchisemart-upstatesc.com

Human Resource

Human Resource

Align HR

Align HR provides a comprehensive array of human resource management and organization development consulting services including: personnel policy and employee handbook development, compensation and incentive systems, outsourced human resource management for small to medium employers, leadership and supervisory training, and much more. Additionally, small employers may subscribe to the My Align HR Toolbox™ a modestly priced, web-based library of documents, forms, posters, “how to” tutorials and guides for managing the people side of small business. The toolbox also includes a fully downloadable safety program as well as legal resources and tools.  The subscription may be upgraded to include unlimited telephonic consultation on personnel issues of concern or compliance questions.
To learn more about AlignHR consulting services and the My Align HT Toolbox™ please visit www.alignhr.com or call toll free to (877) 216-3639.

Contact:

Vicki Peek
VPeek@fgp.com

 

Ideal HR

Today’s small business owners can’t afford the time or liability risks of doing HR on their own.  HR can be time consuming and potentially close a business if not done properly.  The professionals at Ideal HR have over 30 years of hands-on HR experience and can support any size business.  
 
Ideal HR provides expertise in the following areas:
  • Human Resources
  • Benefits Administration
  • Risk Management
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Payroll
  • HRMS (Human Resource Management System) - State-of-the-art technology that includes Online Applicant to Term Employee Management, Online Forms, Electronic Time and Attendance, Payroll Reporting, Overtime Management, Vacation & PTO Accruals and much more.
Ideal HR also provides legal consultation at no cost and shares in the liability risk on HR related issues.  Every Ideal HR client receives an entire team of support (generally 6 – 8 people).  Each team member is an expert in his or her specific field.  Clients can relax in knowing they have support 24 hours a day and that their HR department is always operating at full strength.
 
Ideal HR recognizes that not every business has the same needs.  Therefore, services are customized to fit each client.  Please contact us to arrange a consultation and to determine your specific needs.
 
Contact
 
Ideal HR 
Main Line: 864.286.9009 
Toll Free:  877.474.7367 
 
Jill Pearce 
Email:  Jill@idealhr.net
Mobile: 864.313.4896 
Information Technology

Information Technology

Greenville Marketing Lab LLC

Is a marketing consulting firm specializing in helping local businesses leverage the power of the internet through local SEO and social media to gain more customers and revenues.  Our services include:

  • Web Design and Mobile Websites
  • QR Code Integration
  • Keyword Research
  • Social Media Coaching
  • Local SEO
  • Product Launch
  • Email Marketing and Newsletters
  • Press Release & Article Writing and Internet Directory Submission
  • Text Marketing Campaigns
  • Traditional Marketing
  • PR
  • Digital Video
  • Online Tracking and Analytics
  • Sharing Our Secret Weapons
  • Presentations and Training On All of the Above Topics

We specialize in helping start-ups and local business get noticed online to bring more customers through their doors.

 

Merge Web

Merge is the only web development firm in Greenville, SC that offers a comprehensive, strategic approach to developing a results-oriented web site for your organization.The M5 Digital Strategy Model "merges" the five dimensions necessary to achieve web market dominance for your organization. You can have a web site without any one of these dimensions. But to have significant web success--or web market dominance--your web site must effectively execute each of these dimensions. Contact Merge to show you how.

123 road drive
Greenville SC, 29605

 

Palmetto Software Group

Palmetto Software Group can provide help in setting up and maintaining an office’s Information Technology infrastructure. They offer a managed service giving them the ability to provide security, utility, and auditing inside a customer’s network.

Contact:

Adam Anderson
Palmetto Software Group LLC-Director of Services
Cell: 864-346-2486
Fax:  866-829-3471
adam@thepsg.biz

 
 

Software Servant

Software Servant exists to provide the small business community with a variety of information technology services, including general consulting, custom application development, and web site design.  The company now focuses on consulting for IT strategy and implementation, development of application/database software, and website design. As a Michelin Development partner, they offer to clients a free consultation to discuss IT and Web needs and a 30% discount on any subsequent services that are provided while the client is a program participant.

Contact:

Don Thurber
864-906-0122

Insurance

Insurance

C.R. Bradley Insurance Services

C.R. Bradley Insurance Services provides health, disability, life, accident, dental, and vision insurance services for small groups (2-50 employees) as well as individuals and sole proprietors.  This is an independent agent representing over 35 of the top rated insurance providers for these services in SC.  This agent also specializes in Medicare products for eligible individuals.
All client consultations are free, and this agent is dedicated to work with each client individually to insure they get the customized coverage and services they need from the best companies available, at the greatest discounts available.  He also provides ongoing insurance plan strategy and management as clients' needs change.  

Contact:

864-469-9473 office
864-787-7310 cell
Charlie@crbradleyinsurance.com

 
924 Sweet Juliet Way
Greer,SC 29650
Leadership

Leadership

Maximum Potential Training

Maximum Potential Training, located near Greenville, Anderson, Easley, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, is focused on providing training and development for the leaders and associates in organizations across South Carolina, western North Carolina, northeast Georgia, and elsewhere in the Southeast, and do so at a very reasonable cost. Our course materials include sessions on : communication, time management, change and conflict management, diversity, emotional intelligence, high-performance team building, sales, customer service, as well as other topics designed to help employees develop the "soft skills" needed for success.

For more information call us at 864-855-5455. 

 

The Carolina Leadership Group, LLC and The Leadership Management Institute

Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, The Carolina Leadership Group operates the Leadership Management Institute and is the partner of choice for personal and organizational leadership and management development with a performance-changing proven process supported by needs and skill assessments, training and development, and coaching and consulting services.  They develop world-class leaders so they can deliver measurable results by dramatically reducing the gap between human potential and performance.  The Carolina Leadership Group successfully works with businesses and organizations from every industry and profession, ranging from small entrepreneurial firms to Fortune 500 corporations to help them bring about measurable results in the improvement and effectiveness of their organizations and personnel.  

The Carolina Leadership Group helps companies achieve success in the following areas:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategic Development
  • Cultural/Organizational Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Development
  • Sales Strategies
  • Team Dynamics
  • Effective Communications
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Supervisory Development

(864) 252-7241
info@CarolinaLeadershipGroup.com

2153 East Main Street, Suite C-14, #362
Duncan, SC 29334
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The Technology Consortium, Ltd.

TTC is an alliance of manufacturing specialists in many diverse industries. They are able to assist you in all phases and capacities of your manufacturing project. They offer conceptualization, design, engineering, scope definition, facilities automation and stimulation, project execution, equipment, fabrications, installations, start-up and plant commissioning.

Contact:

Ron Hoffman, President
864-884-9749 cell
864-277-1645
4ttc@charter.net

Marketing

Marketing

Dominic Chretien

Dominic Chretien is an uniquely experience sales and marketing professional with an outstanding mechanical engineering education. Competent in strategic planning, solution selling, and product management.

Contact:

Dominic Chretien
320-2941
dcretien@yahoo.com

 
 

BNI Marketing LLC

Advanced internet marketing services for local small business. Serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and Upstate SC. Grow your business sales and lead generation. Exclusive service for select clients in defined markets.

BNC iMarketing creates a comprehensive plan to generate more leads, create more customers, and get more sales through combinations of local search marketing, search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), off-page websites, e-mail marketing, mobile marketing, social media marketing and Web 2.0 strategies.

Over 25 years experience in Professional IT Development, Project Management, Business Consultation and Internet Marketing.

Contact:

Richard Bivans, Senior Manager

864-640-8808

email: info@bnc-imarketing.com 

2607 Woodruff Rd, Suite E535
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Carolina Trade Show Exhibits

Simplify your trade show involvement with the creative, reliable, committed support from Carolina Trade Show Exhibits, an altogether different approach to your face-to-face marketing needs. Let our long-term experience work for you as an extension of your own staff.

We help you discover precisely what you need, design wow-inducing displays to meet those needs, and deliver brilliant results. All of which add up to a truly remarkable experience from start to finish.

Our world-wide network of trade show service providers assures reliable, affordable, worry-free performance around the globe.

404 Thornblade Blvd.
Greer, SC 29650

 

Centered Media

Centered Media is a marketing strategy and branding alignment firm that believes a winning brand is one that is centered around a company’s core beliefs and strengths. We help companies discover (or re-discover) their uniqueness and design the marketing strategy and visual & written collateral that is centered and aligned to stand out, even in a tough economy! Our services include:

  • Brand creation
  • Marketing slogans, tag-lines, and logos    
  • Web site & graphic design    
  • Development of sales collateral    
  • Photography
  • Blog writing and company newsletters
  • Sales and customer service training seminars

Contact:

Alex Sok, CEO & President alex@centeredonline.com

Brad Forth, VP brad@centeredonline.com

Email: office@centeredonline.com
Business phone: 864-381-7624

 

E Media Group

Founded in 2004, emediagroup delivers strategic direction and consultation for customers needing customized commercial printing and event media solutions.  through in-depth analysis of its customers’ communications needs, emediagroup produces creative, distinctive products that adhere to its customer's overall strategy, while delivering a unique, high-quality look and feel. The company’s industry-leading processes include conventional printing, digital printing, wide format printing and screen printing, event bibs, racing posters and other racing collateral are unique products in their special event media niche. emediagroup is based in Greenville, SC, with a print division in Myrtle Beach, SC, and serves customers in the United States and internationally. For more information, please visit www.emediagrp.com.

Contact:

lindseymcmillion, media consultant

(e) lmcmillion@emediagrp.com

(m) 864.430.1451

(o) 864.232.4604

(l)  lindseymcmillion (links to my LinkedIn page: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseymcmillion)

(t)  lindsEmcmillion (links to my twitter page: http://twitter.com/#!/lindsEmcmillion)

 
 

emediagroup

about emediagroup:  founded in 2004, emediagroup delivers strategic direction and consultation for customers needing customized commercial printing and event media solutions.  through in-depth analysis of its customers’ communications needs, emediagroup produces creative, distinctive products that adhere to its customers’ overall strategy, while delivering a unique, high-quality look and feel.  the company’s industry-leading processes include conventional printing, digital printing, wide format printing and screen printing, event bibs, racing posters and other racing collateral are unique products in their special event media niche.  emediagroup is based in greenville, sc, with a print division in myrtle beach, sc and serves customers in the united states and internationally.  for more information, please visit www.emediagrp.com.

contact:

lindsey mcmillion, media consultant

(e) lmcmillion@emediagrp.com

(m) 864.430.1451

(o) 864.232.4604

(l)  lindsey mcmillion (links to my LinkedIn page: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseymcmillion)

(t)  lindsEmcmillion (links to my twitter page: http://twitter.com/#!/lindsEmcmillion)

 

Engenius

Engenius is a speciality web development and online marketing company in Greenville, SC. We have a six-year track record of serving over two hundred small businesses and nonprofits in the Upstate by taking a down-to-earth approach to building relationships with our partners. Our websites are crafted with a purpose. They tell a story, demand an action, and have a clear focus. We focus on driving traffic and leads to our clients’ websites through comprehensive content marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and producing measurable results for Upstate businesses and nonprofits.

 

Fix the Glue

Fix The Glue Marketing is a Greenville, SC based marketing firm providing affordable innovative branding and media concepts. As you know, having a website alone, is not enough to drive business to your door. We believe that a combination of traditional and cutting edge marketing will make a business prosper.

Design, video, web design and search engine marketing delivered through various venues such as your website, YouTube, Facebook and others make up only part of your marketing plan.

Contact:

Rich Winley

Creative Director

864.640.6523

RW@fixtheglue.com

 

Garvin Media Group

It is no secret that your web site is essential to your business.  So why trust your most important asset to unproven media consultants?  At Garvin Media Group, we offer an unparalleled level of design expertise, e-business expertise and proven professionalism to work together with you in getting your web, print, or application design needs in a premier class of their own.

Let Garvin Media Group help get you there.  Our services include:
Design/Development of Marketing Slogans, Tag-Lines, Logos, Newsletters, and Sales Collateral
Web Site Design & Marketing

Contact:

Daniel J Garvin
Account Manager
dan@garvinmediagroup.com
Phone - +1.864.350.7206

 

 

Nimlok

Nimlok works with clients to determine the most efficient and effective way to present their marketing and brand messages in face-to-face environments such as trade shows, proprietary events, and permanent installations.

They can provide a vast array of products ranging from banner stands and popups to modular systems and totally custom large footprint solutions.

They also assist clients with graphic design, event marketing, logistics, and asset management.

Contact:

John R Lee, President

864-329-0001

jrl@nimlok-greenville.com

Properties Available

Properties Available

Aim Properties

Aim Properties provides flexible warehouse, manufacturing space, long or short term leases.  Aim has a 160K sq ft with 20 dock doors. It  has 20ft ceilings throughout and can be subdivided into 7 completely separate units ranging from 5k sq ft to 70k sq ft. it contains approximately 10 k sq ft unfinished office space that can also be subdivided. The building has access to 50 separate phone lines and T1 or larger internet capacity. In addition to an onsite 44kv Duke Power substation, the building has on site large volume Natural Gas and a 10” water supply for many different manufacturing possibilities. A wet sprinkler system and 70k sq ft of warehouse space make this a feature packed property for any beginning venture. Aim is very interested in helping start up businesses and will work with new or existing companies with terms and payment schedules to help ease budget restraints or minimal income during the start up phase.

Contact:

Gerry Deel
864-304-5982

 
 

Fields Group LLC

Fields group now has a 70,000 sq. ft building in Belton for incubator space.  The space has (2) conference rooms, high speed internet (hard wired and wireless), fully sprinkled and lots of parking.  There is 3 phase power and natural gas in the building. The space can be equipped with a wet lab and clean room if required.  Office space is air conditioned but warehouse is not at this time. The rates are 1.15 to 1.50 per sq ft annually. A month to month lease is the only requirement. We are in Anderson County, so no need for business license.  

Contact:

Robert J. Fields
Managing Partner
Fields Group LLC

81 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625

864-209-1541
864-221-1541 cell
fieldsllc@aol.com

Working Capital

Working Capital

SouthStar Capital

SouthStar Capital is a private commercial finance company headquartered in the Palmetto State. We provide a full suite of working capital solutions, including Accounts Receivable Financing, Equipment Financing and Purchase Order Financing for new and existing businesses.  We base our lending decisions on the value of your company’s assets, not your personal or business credit score/rating.  SouthStar specializes in financing businesses that are too young for a bank or have been turned down by a traditional lending institution.  Our goal is to be your preferred and trusted source of working capital now and in the future.

McLean Wilson
Vice President
Direct: 843-277-6417
mwilson@southstarcapital.com

830 Lowcountry Blvd, Suite 201
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Contact Michelin Development

How to Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us by phone, or by filling out the following form.

Phone (864) 751 4808 / 4809

Fax (864) 751 4941

E-mail: caroline.brindel@us.michelin.com Inquiries@michelindevelopment.com

 

 
 
 
 
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