Resources

Small business people confront many operating, legal and tax questions daily. There are many resources to help solve your issues. The following list of websites and links is a start.

In South Carolina, the state has set up a special site for businesses to make a “One Stop” visit. Here you can find licensing, tax and registration requirements.

The SCORE site has a wealth of forms, articles and learning tools to help you.

Financial Resources

www.sba.gov/tools/linc - LINC - Connecting Borrowers with SBA Approved Lenders
communityworkscarolina.org - Community Works Carolina
www.gcra-sc.org/programs/economic-development.html - Greenville County Redevelopment Authority
www.upstateangels.com - Upstate Carolina Angel Network, LLC
www.grants.gov - Government Grants
www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance - SBA Financial Assistance
www.sba.gov/content/sba-loan-approvals-south-carolina - SBA Loan Approvals in South Carolina
www.businessdevelopment.org/sccap.php - SC Capital Access Program
www.accioneast.org - ACCION USA
www.angelcapitalassociation.org - Angel Capital Association
nvca.org/ - National Venture Capital Association
www.businessfinance.com - Business Loans
https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/womans-guide-small-business-management-grants - A Woman's Guide to Small Business Management Grants

Local Small Business Initiatives

www.scsbdc.com/index.php - SC Small Business Development Centers
www.piedmontscore.org - Piedmont SCORE
www.cityofspartanburg.org/economic-development/small-business-resources - City of Spartanburg
laurenscounty.org/ed/ - Laurens County Development Corp.
discoverpickens.com/Economic_Development_files/brochure%20small%20business%202010.pdf - Pickens County Economic Development
http://www.andersoncountytoday.com/ - Anderson County Economic Development

Women Owned Business

http://www.c4women.org/scwbc/ - SC Women's Business Center
www.abwa.org - American Business Women's Association
http://www.mybbwo.com/ - Black Business Women Online
www.nawbo.org - National Association of Women Business Owners
http://nationalhbwa.com/main/ - National Hispanic Business Women's Association
www.femfessionals.com/ - Femfessionals - Greenville Chapter
https://bcwnetwork.com/ - Black Career Women's Network
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/womens-guide-paying-for-college/ - Scholarships & Financial Aid for Women

Regional Resources

www.ourupstatesc.info/ - Upstate SC Information Hub
www.upstatescalliance.com - Upstate SC Aliiance
www.sciway.net - South Carolina's Information Highway
www.scacog.org - Appalachian Council of Governments
www.greenvillelibrary.org - Greenville County Library
cvmsdc.org - Caolinas Minority Supplier Development Council
www.clemson.edu/sbdc - Small Bus Dev Ctr/Clemson University/Workshop Handouts
www.scminoritybusiness.net - Minority Business Marketplace
www.gvltec.edu - Greenville Technical College
www.ptc.edu - Piedmont Technical College
www.sccsc.edu/home/ - Spartanburg Community College
www.tctc.edu - Tri-County Technical College

Small Business Resources

communityworkscarolina.org/ - Community Works Carolina
www.ebri.org - Employee Benefit Research Institute
fasttrac.org/ - Kaufman Foundation - Fasttrac - Startup Your Idea
www.nase.org - National Association for the Selfemployed
www.narts.org - National Association of Retail & Thrift Professionals
www.nationalbusiness.org - National Business Association
schcc.org/resources/start-a-business - Start a Small Business - SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
www.liveplan.com/partner/piedmont-score - LivePlan
https://whitman.syr.edu/programs-and-academics/centers-and-institutes/falcone/for-students/panasci/pdf/nutsandbolts.pdf - Nuts & Bolts of Business Plan
https://www.score.org/resource/small-business-disaster-planning-guide - SCORE Small Business Disaster Planning Guide

Starting/Managing a Home Based Business

www.sba.gov/content/home-based-businesses - SBA Home Based Business - starting or managing
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/204124 - Starting a Home Based Business the Basics
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207320 - Home Based Business Guides - Entrepreneur.com
http://articles.bplans.com/home-based-business-start-up-success-tips/ - 8 Tips for Starting a Home-Based Business
umaine.edu/publications/4190e/ - Pros & Cons of starting a home based business - University of Maine

State Resources

www.scbos.sc.gov - SC Business One-Stop - Secretary of State
www.llr.state.sc.us - SC State Licensing Board
www.scsos.com - SC Secretary of State
www.sctax.org - SC Department of Revenue
sccommerce.com/south-carolina-business-network - SC Department of Commerce
osmba.sc.gov/ - SC Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance

Non-Profit Organizations

https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/how-start-nonprofit - How to Start a Non-profit - National Council on Non-profits
http://www.scanpo.org/ - South Carolina Association of Non-profit Organizations
http://grantspace.org/tools/nonprofit-startup-resources-by-state/south-carolina?_ga=1.153980664.1184452017.1470242284 - Foundation Center - SC resource links
http://techreport.ngo/2016.html - 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report
http://nonprofithub.org/starting-a-nonprofit/lift-create-initial-nonprofit-marketing-plan/ - Nonprofit Marketing Plan ideas
https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/new-1023-ez-form-makes-applying-for-501c3tax-exempt-status-easier-most-charities-qualify - EZ Tax Form for 501c3 organizations

Sales & Marketing

score.amgpromo.com/ - SCORE Marketing Assessment Tool
blogs.constantcontact.com/small-business-marketing-resources/ - Small Business Marketing Resources - Constant Contact
www.entrepreneur.com/topic/marketing/ - Marketing - Entrepreneur.com Resources
https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/growing-your-business/developing-marketing-plan - SBA Maketing Plan Resources
https://businesstown.com/articles/sample-marketing-plan-for-small-businesses/ - Businesstown.com Marketing Plan

US Government Resources

www.bls.gov - Bureau of Labor Statistics
business.usa.gov/ - BusinessUSA - Dicover, Connect, Grow
www.exim.gov - Export Import Bank
www.irs.gov - Internal Revenue Service
www.nist.gov/mep/ - Manufacturers Extension Service Partnerships
www.naics.com - Nat.Ass.of Industrial Classification Systems
www.nist.gov - National Institute of Standards and Technology
www.ntis.gov - National Technical Information Service
www.census.gov/ces/dataproducts/index.html - Rearch Data Products - US Census
www.sec.gov - Securities and Exchange Commission
www.census.gov/en.html - US Bureau of Census
www.cbp.gov - US Customs
www.commerce.gov - US Department of Commerce
www.loc.gov - US Library of Congress
https://www.ready.gov/ - Ready.gov is the US Governments Resource Page for Disaster Preparedness

Piedmont Chambers of Commerce

www.andersonscchamber.com - Anderson Chamber of Commerce
www.clemsonareachamber.org/ - Clemson Chamber of Commerce
www.easleychamber.org - Easley Chamber of Commerce
www.greenvillechamber.org - Greenville Chamber of Commerce
www.greenwoodscchamber.org - Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
greerchamber.com - Greer Chamber of Commerce
www.oconeechambersc.com/Chamber-SC/ - Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
www.scchamber.net - SC Chamber of Commerce
schcc.org/ - SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
www.simpsonvillechamber.com - Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce
www.spartanburgchamber.com - Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce
www.westminstersc.com - Westminster Chamber of Commerce
scaacc.org/ - SC Asia-America Chamber of Commerce
www.cherokeechamber.org/ - Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
www.unionsc.info/ - Union County Chamber of Commerce

Links to SCORE Workshop Speaker Organizations

www.nexsenpruet.com/ - Legal - Nexsen Pruet
www.nasonaccounting.com - Accounting - Nason Accounting
www.correllinsurance.com/ - Insurance - Correll
www.greenvillelibrary.org/index.php - Library Resources - Greenville Co. Library
www.piedmontscore.org - Business Plan, Marketing, Finanace-Piedmont SCORE

SCORE National Resource Partners

www.score.org - National SCORE web site
www.sba.gov - SBA (Small Business Administration)
www.sbaguides.com/wp-content/uploads/southcarolina.pdf - SBA South Carolina Small Business Resource Guide

Upstate Libraries - Company Research

www.andersonlibrary.org/bw-about/databases-by-subject/ - Anderson Co. Library - Reference USA - need card
www2.youseemore.com/greenwood/ - Greenwood County Library - on-line resoruces
www.small-business-dictionary.org - Dictionary of Small Business
libguides.greenvillelibrary.org/business-resources - Greenville Co Library - Reference USA - need card
www.thomasregister.com - Thomas Register
www2.youseemore.com/greenwood/readyref.asp - Greenwood Co. Library
www.infodepot.org/zResDB/ResDBmain.asp - Spartanburg Co Library - Reference USA - need card
www.lcpl.org/jobs-businesses/ - Laurens County Library
www.pickens.lib.sc.us/online_resources.htm - Pickens County Library - on-line data bases
cherokeecountylibrary.org/ - Cherokee Co. Library - Gaffney
www2.youseemore.com/abbeville/default.asp - Abbeville County Library
factfinder.scacog.org/Default.aspx - FactFinder Online; SC Upstate Region Data

Taxes

www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed - US Internal Revenue - Small Business & Self Employed
turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Small-Business-Taxes/Starting-a-Business/INF12045.html - Small Business Taxes
dor.sc.gov/ - SC Department of Revenue
www.score.org/all-business/top-10-tax-tips - SCORE - Top 10 Tax Tips for Small Business
www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/establishing-business/taxes - SBA - Filing & Paying Taxes

Crowd Funding

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_crowd_funding_services - Crowd Funding Comparison
www.kickstarter.com/ - Kick Starter
www.indiegogo.com/ - Indiegogo
www.crowdsourcing.org - Crowd Sourcing
circleup.com/ - CircleUp
mycofolio.com/ - Co-folio: Connecting Small Business with Local Investors
www.fundable.com/ - Fundable
peerbackers.com/ - Peerbackers
scsbc.org/sc-crowdfund/ - Crowdfunding & Investment Portal - SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Legal Resources

www.scbar.org - South Carolina Bar Association
www.scsos.com/library_of_forms_and_fees - SC Secretary of State - Library of Forms
www.legalzoom.com/ - Legalzoom.com
www.nolo.com - Nolo Press Self Help

International Resources

www.aasbea.com/ - All American Small Business Exporters Assoc.
www.scwtc.org - South Carolina World Trade Center
www.export.gov - Exporting - US Government Resources
www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business/exporting-importing - SBA - Importing/Exporting for Small Businesses