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                   When I first contacted the Oconee Business Center, I was honestly only looking for inexpensive office space. What I found, however, was far more than I would have imagined. The low cost office space was certainly a major help to my business and bottom line, but the coaching relationships with David, Terry and SCORE have been life and business altering. David has personally mentored me and helped me to develop a business strategy that allows for growth and profitability. Tapping into his vast business experience has been one of the most important steps I have taken at Red Barn Marketing. I can't recommend the Oconee Business Center and SCORE more highly!  It is a unique and invaluable combination of assistance that will set your small business up for success! I recommend them HIGHLY!  

-- Travis Holmes (Owner)

Red Barn Marketing


             It was a pleasure working with Dave Eldridge and the local SCORE chapter.  His business experience and knowledge was instrumental in helping us get our business off to a successful start. He is always willing to answer our questions and offer advice.  We are forever grateful for his help.  We highly recommend contacting SCORE if you’re thinking of opening a small business.  

-- Jennifer Schildmeier (Owner)

Foothills Early Learning Center


                 Vermon NDT, a division of Vermon SA, France, landed in the incubator in 2017. As a new start-up, having support from the Oconee Business Alliance & TCEDC while ramping up growth in the US proved beneficial. Their continued support is appreciated as we enter into the next phase of growth after a recent expansion.

-- Terrie Nicholson 

Vermon NDT

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                We are very thankful for the opportunity to be working with Dave, Terry, and OBC. They have been supportive of our small business and have made it possible for Shandra and I to do what we love. We are grateful to them and all they do for us."


Stacy Frick, LPC

Willow Branch Counseling and Consulting


          CarbonCents is extremely grateful for the existence of the incubator space at TCEDC, and for the help that Terry has provided. This help has enabled us to focus on growing the business.


SCORE is an incredible resource, not only are there informative webinars, but you are able to meet and speak with coaches and bounce around ideas.

-- Tim Howard



                 My mission is to help with pain management through massage therapy specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy and offering Personal Training without high session fees from a high overhead costs. I recommend reaching out to the Oconee Business Center if you’re looking for an affordable quiet and safe location for your small business.

-- Jennie Carver

Advanced Massage & Personal Training


Wild Hearts Equine Therapeutic Center was blessed to have the guidance and support of Mr. Dave Eldridge as we began our journey of helping people with physical, intellectual or emotional struggles back in 2014. His work as a Piedmont SCORE mentor and contribution to help people via the Tri County Entreprenurial Development Center was a game-changer for Wild Hearts. Dave was instrumental in pointing us to other professionals such as an attorney and an accountant, as well as connecting us with other, local non-profit organizations with whom to draw experience and collaborate. 

Since our inception, Dave and Margaret have supported our efforts in the local community, spread awareness throughout Keowee Key and Keowee Key Community Partnership, attended our fundraising events, and helped fuel the passion that lives within. At Wild Hearts, we will be forever grateful for Dave's willingness to share his knowledge and experience. 

-- Wild Hearts Equine Therapeutic Center

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