Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What Do I Need to Start a Business in South Carolina?

When we see potential entrepreneurs in our SBDC office, often one of their first questions is, "Where do I start? I don't know what I need, or where to apply for a license, or where to find that information."

Well, South Carolina actually makes it pretty easy to find what you need as far as legal requirements go. South Carolina Business One Stop will tell you exactly what you need based on your business structure, location, business type, etc.

Do a little research there to see what you need, then visit our main web site for more resource information, check our calendar to see when our next free workshop is being held, or give us a call for a free consultation with one of our SBDC Consultants. We're here to help -- it's what we do!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Now's the Time for Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Put Their Ideas to Work!

Have you always had the BIG IDEA? Have you always dreamed of having your own business? This may be the time for you to step up and make those dreams come true!
New entrepreneurs, say experts, are generally expected to lead the economic recovery in the U.S. With help in putting your business plan together from the SBDC, and further assistance possible as a result of the new economic stimulus package when you’re ready for financing, that BIG IDEA may finally be within your reach!
If you are located in South Carolina in the counties of York, Lancaster, Chester, Union, Cherokee, Florence, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Lee, Horry, or Georgetown, the Winthrop Regional SBDC has free counseling, training workshops, and resources available to you. Give us a call at (803) 323-2283. We are a partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, located at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC