Celebrating 10 years of facilitating local businesses

Michelin Development thanks you for visiting our website and we appreciate your interest in our program.
We are no longer accepting new loan applications, as we have ended the active phase of this program.
We are continuing to support our existing clients to be successful.


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Michelin Development has been a part of the Upstate small business community since 2009. At this time, our focus is to ensure that our current clients and their businesses are as successful as possible. Therefore, Michelin Development Upstate is not accepting any new loan applications at this time.

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.

News Releases

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

Michelin Development Continues Support for Upstate

Five businesses offer health care services, education, transportation and manufacturing GREENVILLE, S.C., March 21, 2016 — Michelin Development, a subsidiary of Michelin North America, has announced $195,000 in... Read More

Five Upstate Businesses to Grow with Support from Michelin Development

GREENVILLE, S.C., (Aug. 19, 2015) – Five upstate businesses will be growing and creating new jobs with financial help from Michelin Development, a subsidiary of Michelin North America. Michelin Development... Read More

Columbia transportation firm gets Michelin Development funding

Columbia-based transportation company DW&K Services is the latest recipient of a loan from Michelin North America’s development program. Read More


Small business in South Carolina receives loan, helps program reach milestone GREENVILLE, S.C., May 8, 2015 – Michelin Development–a subsidiary of Michelin North America, Inc. that provides business loans to... Read More

Creating jobs in the community: eight small businesses to benefit from Michelin Development community loan program

Granton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia—February 23, 2015 Almost a year after establishing the Michelin Development Nova Scotia program, eight small businesses in Antigonish, Colchester, Guysborough, Pictou... Read More

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....

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


1320 Hampton Station, Unit 5, Greenville, SC 29601 ((864) 908 2134 - www.marvelousmarket.net)


1320 Hampton Station, Unit 5, Greenville, SC 29601 ((864) 908 2134 - www.marvelousmarket.net)


271 Henderson Meadow Way, Lynman SC 29365 ((800) 397 9142)


2418 E GEORGIA RD, SIMPSONVILLE SC, 29681 ((864) 238 9648)


9084 Warren H Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29301 ( (864) 587-8255 - http://sparklecitygymnastics.com/)


2320 East North Street Suite DD Room 111 Greenville SC 29607 (Phone: 864-606-8327 - www.inlovinghandshomecare.com)

FIRST LIGHT HOME CARE - http://www.firstlighthomecare.com

145 N. Church St. Ste. 106 , Spartanburg, SC 29306 ( (864) 289-7900 - jflowers@firstlighthomecare.com - )


Mobile Car Wash - We come to your location! Call us 864-371-2593 (Call us 864-371-2593 - http://www.bgaitors.com)


Matthew Rollins - matthew@anchorbatco.com - http://anchorbatco.com/ ((864)-270-9349)


1322 E. Washington Street Greenville, SC 29607 - David@GregorysFormalWearOnTheGo.com - www.GregorysFormalWearOnTheGo.com ((864) 553.1013)


385 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631 ( http://moejoecoffeeandmusic.net/greenville/)


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


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




115 WELBORN RD. GREENVILLE SC 29601 - www.boydcycling.com ((864) 715-9753)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

NEXT HIGH SCHOOL - nexthighschool.org

2000 Wade Hampton Blvd Building #2 Greenville, SC 29615 ((864) 214-6398)


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


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


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


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


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


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

Service Partners



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".

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.




(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.

Jonathan I. Godwin, CPA

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.

Scott Wigginton
Mikki Gresham 



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.


Kevin MacDonald


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. 



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



721 Lowndes Hill Road, Suite A
Greenville SC 29607





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.


Mark R. Basanda

864-414-8540 (cell)

Business Brokerage

Business Brokerage


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.


Curtis Harper

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


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"


Dan Waldschmidt


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.


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.



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
Phone:  864-576-9164
Fax:       864-574-1648
Mobile:  864-205-2518



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.


Roy L. Mathena, PMP, President
Office:  864-855-3373


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:



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 1400 Upstate businesses. Partnerships with lenders have provided small businesses access to over $1 million in new financing. Visions International was founded in 2000 and is professional coaching, consulting and training specializing in foreign language coaching, intercultural coaching, global executive and business coaching for all ages, proficiency levels, industries, purposes and pursuits.



Bernell King Ingram
3519 Pelham Road, Suite 204
Greenville, SC 29615 




HorseSynergy  (a division of Black Sheep Farm, Ltd.)

HorseSynergy is a powerful, world class, horse assisted corporate training program that empowers employees to be their best professional contributor to a larger community.

Our experiential programs include leadership (learn how to "BE" a leader, not just "DO" leadership), team development (Empower the individuals to strengthen the team; Build/confirm/adjust your flow) and other corporate programs available for teams, groups, boards and others, upon request.


Deborah Dunlap, a Licensed HorseDream Partner








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.


Richard L Spencer


NINTH HOUR Productions is an award-winning, full-service, content creating, film and video production company. We have experience with conceptualization, corporate production, promotional material, commercial production, television, and independent film production. We love to imagine and create engaging stories for our clients. Have we piqued your interest? Contact us to find out more about what we can do for you. We would love to chat with you over a cup of coffee. Thanks, The NHP Team.


IVANNOVATION, LLC is a leading provider of foreign language services for business. We specialize in three areas: 1) foreign language translation, processing, and management; 2) web and software translation and localization; and 3) documentation services, technical writing, and consulting. Our clients rely on us for high-quality translations that are accurate both linguistically and culturally. We recognize that connotation is just as important as literal meaning when it comes to communicating your message in a new language, and we pride ourselves on delivering a finished product that is as precise as it is polished. IVANNOVATION has worked in dozens of languages in our 15+-year history, and we are capable of translating just about any language pairing, from the common to the obscure.

PO Box 1373,
Taylors, SC 29687, USA
Phone: (864) 735-8425
Fax: (864) 214-0050

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

Vision Financial Group- Equipment Finance

 VFG Leasing & Finance helps empower customers and vendors to achieve their commercial objectives by creating affordable and flexible equipment leasing and financing solutions for the acquisition of all types of capital equipment, software and services that businesses need to function and grow. Whether your firm's decision to lease (or finance) is driven by cash flow, tax benefits, inflation concerns, budget constraints, the need to keep up with changing technology, or simply out of convenience; leasing is a commendable way to procure equipment.

Please reach out to Tanner Coombs, our representative for the Upstate, and work with us to move your business forward with excellent equipment today!

 Tanner Coombs Cell: (304) 288-1755 -Tanner Coombs Email: tanner@vfgusa.com

Company Website: vfgusa.com

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.


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


856 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607



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.


Stanley Simpson

Curtis Harper

Human Resource

Human Resource

Hofmann Services is a woman-owned German staffing and recruiting firm, specializing in engineering, manufacturing, professional, and construction recruiting.  We have a very strong international presence, with offices located in Germany, the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, and the USA.  Many of our customers are in the automotive industry, including BMW, Continental, Mercedes Benz, and Volkswagen.  We also support Michelin some in Germany as well.

At Hofmann Services, we find the right candidates at the right time and right place.  We are dedicated to providing our candidates and clients a positive experience. 

Velma M. Oliver

Account Manager

Global Experience – Local Talent

 33 Market Point Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

Tel                        : +1 (864) 527-0480 

Fax                       : +1 (864) 527-0481

Cell                       : +1 (864) 905-9722


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.


Vicki Peek


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.
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

Merit Technologies LLC

Merit Technologies provides unsurpassed IT solutions for businesses in South Carolina. We offer managed services, networking installation and support, preventative maintenance, IT security, disaster recovery planning, and software services. Our highly qualified team brings a wealth of knowledge, understanding, and expertise to assist in the development and implementation of all your computing needs. We partner alongside businesses in whatever capacity is needed, from building and maintaining websites to virus security monitoring. For a consultation and information on how to optimize your IT solutions, visit us.

http://merittechnologies.com/ Contact: Jerry Sidell


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.


Adam Anderson
Palmetto Software Group LLC-Director of Services
Cell: 864-346-2486
Fax:  866-829-3471


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.


Don Thurber



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.  


864-469-9473 office
864-787-7310 cell

924 Sweet Juliet Way
Greer,SC 29650


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

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


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.


Ron Hoffman, President
864-884-9749 cell



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.


Dominic Chretien


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.


Richard Bivans, Senior Manager


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


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.


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)



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.


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 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.


Rich Winley

Creative Director




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


Daniel J Garvin
Account Manager
Phone - +1.864.350.7206




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.


John R Lee, President



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.


Gerry Deel


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.  


Robert J. Fields
Managing Partner
Fields Group LLC

81 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625

864-221-1541 cell

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

830 Lowcountry Blvd, Suite 201
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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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

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