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Obtain a business license as well as a multitude of other services:
From the first inklings of an idea to mature companies looking to expand, there are dozens of programs, places, and people here ready to help entrepreneurial businesses take the next step in their journey.
Committed to supporting initiatives that benefit small, minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses that are doing business or want to locate in Columbia, this city office provides creative financing, technical assistance, and capacity building for entrepreneurs.
Business experts, executive mentors, and other partners are resources in this network. Also provides links to universities, economic development organizations, and incubators.
Free government-provided online source for connecting with all state agencies. Provides assistance for starting, running, expanding or relocating a business.
Free, confidential advice from mentors who are retired or semi-retired executives and business owners. Also provides workshops on marketing, accounting, finance, and management. Online library with free business templates, guides, and blogs.
To advance South Carolina’s economic development by helping entrepreneurs grow successful businesses.