The Broad River Business Alliance is a unique fusion of a business association and a community-focused non-profit agency. Our primary objective is to foster growth, expansion, and support for small businesses, their owners and employees, budding entrepreneurs, and potential job candidates within the Broad River Community.
Our work extends beyond the typical non-profit agency, as we engage in several initiatives that are fundamental to the establishment of new businesses. This includes spearheading commercial development projects, contributing to public works ventures, and promoting a spirit of volunteerism within our community. We have an array of resources at our disposal to help local businesses access the capital they need to thrive. These resources range from grants to investor-backed micro-loans and various small business funds sourced through local, state, and federal programs.
For local business owners seeking crucial information, we serve as a comprehensive resource center. We provide data on business and consumer trends, supply and demand metrics, industry forecasting, and research material that is relevant to their respective fields.
We also actively contribute to the community through our job preparation and training initiatives. These include programs for GED preparation with remote testing options, job readiness courses, and service-based on-demand training. In collaboration with innovative content creators, including those from LinkedIn, we have designed personal development content, workshops, conferences, and personalized virtual learning experiences for our members, employees, and program participants.
Furthering our commitment to literacy and lifelong learning, we have forged partnerships with teachers, tutors, educational institutions, and religious organizations. Together, we are working to fund the BRBA Technology Center and Reading Room, which is slated to open in the fall of 2024. This new space will serve as an essential resource for our community, enabling us to continue our mission of driving economic growth, empowering individuals, and enriching the Broad River District.
Javar Juarez- Senior Director
"I extend a heartfelt invitation to all businesses and residents of Broad River Road and surrounding communities to become a part of the BRBA. Our work holds paramount importance, addressing immediate needs and directly influencing the growth of our community. As we intensify our efforts in 2023, our vision is to foster the growth of small businesses along the BRD and provide both South Carolina residents and visitors with a safe, enjoyable, and unique experience, steeped in rich history and stunning riverfront views. We have a bounty of resources and opportunities to offer. Indeed, it's our time to step into the limelight and shine!"