Business resource guide for Columbia, SC

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Calling all entrepreneurs. Do you have a concept for a business but are unsure how to get it off the ground, need to finalize your business plan, or need to know how to get a license?

Starting a business can be overwhelming. Regardless of your current situation or business model, the City of Columbia has many resources available to help you along the way. 

Start here:

Get plugged in locally:

  • Follow local business publications
  • If you want to take your business to the next level + work toward becoming a Fortune 500 company, get involved with this Columbia-based collaborative partnership. 

Attend community events: 

Find local financial resources:


If you’re looking for a more inclusive, step-by-step guide, here’s an all-inclusive resource to starting a business in SC, or check out SC Business 1 Stop.