• Starting a Business

  • Start-Up Basics
    Careful planning is fundamental to success. The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business life cycle. Let the SBA show you how to manage your business from start to finish.

    Turn Your Business Concept Into Reality
    Managed by the SC Department of Commerce, The South Carolina Business Network, at SCBizNetwork.com, provides resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs interested in turning their business concepts into a reality. From new market information and business financing options to workforce development and regulatory information, SCBizNetwork.com offers a variety of tools designed in response to feedback from small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the state. Users will find a calendar of small business events, searchable by zip code, as well as a comprehensive question and answer section. SCBizNetwork.com also allows business owners and entrepreneurs to send in questions that will yield a customized answer. 

    Starting a Business: A 16 Session Course
    From deciding what kind of business you should start to dealing with expansion and management problems, this 16 session course helps you at whatever point you may be in starting and running your own business. The course covers the 16 important topics for anyone starting a business. Most people fail in business because they make avoidable mistakes. The course teaches you what those mistakes are and how to avoid them. An excellent resource for entrepreneurs, My Own Business, provides program outlines, supplementary sound bites from real business owners and printable business plans and downloadable templates. 

    South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS)

    South Carolina Business One Stop or SCBOS is the official South Carolina business web portal providing a central location where business owners can obtain licenses, permits, and all other necessary registrations. It enables anyone with an existing business or anyone starting a new business to file permits, licenses, registrations, or pay taxes. From the convenience of your computer at anytime, 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, you can take care of your important state filings, and pay for multiple filings and/or taxes with one credit, debit, or EFW payment. Each section on SCBOS is designed to support all phases of business life cycle from start-up through expansion. You will find FAQs, custom tutorials, checklists, and other information to help you.

    South Carolina Business Resource Guide
    The South Carolina Business Resource Guide is designed to provide all types of businesses with tools and resources-including access to a variety of state, regional and local outlets-to increase their opportunity for business success. Get information on Getting Started, Licenses, Permits & Regulations, Financing, Marketing & Growing Your Business, Workforce Development, Business Operations, Local Resources, Additional Resources and Frequently Asked Questions. To download the FREE guide, CLICK HERE!