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2000 Hampton Street Suite 3014|Columbia, SC 29204|803-576-1540



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The Mission of the Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity (OSBO)

is to provide a race and gender neutral tool for the County to use as its effort to

ensure that all segments of its small and local business community have a reasonable and significant opportunity to compete and participate in contracts in the area

of construction, architectural, and engineering services, professional services,

 non-professional services, and commodities.

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Supporting Small Businesses

From January 2020 to January 2021,

over $3 million dollars has been paid to Certified Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) on Penny Tax Projects.

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Richland County

Small Local Business Enterprise Certification Program


OSBO is seeking businesses located in

Richland County to become a

Certified Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE).

Why Become Certified?

  • Procurement Opportunities
  • 5 Pt Preferences on Subcontract work
  • Access to Technical Training and Workshops
  • Business Exposure through SLBE Directory
  • Business Coaching

How to Become Certified?

A firm can be certified as an SLBE/ESLBE upon submission of a completed certification application, supporting documentation, and a signed and notarized affidavit. affirming that it meets all of the SLBE/ESLBE eligibility criteria.

  •  Notarized Affidavit of Certification (form downloaded from website) from each Owner
  • Each Owner’s Driver’s License or State Issue ID
  •  Articles of Incorporation/Organization
  • SC Secretary State Certification of Existence
  • 3 Most Current & Consecutive, Executed Federal Tax Returns
  • Richland County Business License (or BL Status Form & applicable municipality license)
  • Each Owner’s Business Resume
  •  All Applicable Professional/Trade Licenses or Certificates
  •  Stock Ledger & Certificates (if applicable)

To learn more about certifying your Small Business, visit our website:

Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity 

or contact our office at 803-576-1540


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Welcome Richland County's Newest Certified Businesses

E J W & Cole Realty LLC

K and D Contracting Services, LLC

LG Utility Contractors, Inc

Peoples's Choice Plumbing, LLC

OSBO Business Academy



SOS "Save My Business"

Small Business Crisis Preparedness


September 8, 2021

9:00 AM-2:00 PM



Funding Opportunities 2021 - Are You Ready?

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - A Road Map for Leveraging Opportunities

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Making the Cut - Getting Your Financial House In Order

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How to Write a Business Plan


Recognizing and Submitting a Good bid


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Social Media Tips For Small Business Success

  1. Know who your competition is
  2. Pick the platforms that target the right audience (FB, Twitter, IG, Youtube)
  3. Simplify your page
  4. Automate your posting
  5. Interact positively with your audience on social media
  6. Engage with your audience constantly on social media
  7. Monitor your social media integrity
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Welcome to our newest OSBO Staff Members!!

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Pamela Green

Assistant Manager


Annjanette Dunbar

Program Coordinator

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Upcoming Bid Opportunities

Summit Ridge Asphalt Mill & Surfacing

Summit Parkway Asphalt Mill & Surfacing

Resurfacing Various Subdivisions

Electronic Monitoring

Organizational Strategic Plan

Jackson Creek Site Restoration Project

Dirt Road Package L

Click Below for More Information on Richland County Solicitations

Richland County Open Solicitations

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Register to become a Vendor

Office of Small Business Opportunity | 803-576-1540 |

osbo@richlandcountysc.gov | richlandcountysc.gov/osbo

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