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Entrepreneur Business Resources

There’s no understating the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners to the economy. You create jobs, spur innovation and provide in-demand products and services. Your success is our success. Here are a few resources to help your business get a winning start.


Solopreneurship Business 

When it comes to getting support from the chamber and its partners, no business is too small. Solo practices and startups are the lifeblood of our economy. Whatever stage your company is in, your chamber can help you with connections and tools. Here are just a few of the resources we can link you to.

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Ten Steps to Start Your Business – Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.

South Carolina Business One Stop – The official South Carolina business web portal. SCBOSs help brand new as well as existing businesses, better understand the process of filing permits, licenses, registrations or paying taxes.

Connect With Grand Strand SCORE – Get free advice from local experts to help start or grow your small business.

Tools to Help Entrepreneurs Boost Productivity and Alleviate Stress in 2020 – Tips and tools to keep your productivity on task.

Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery – Download easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan for a new business or grow your existing business.

eMYRge  – Want to learn what the City of Myrtle Beach is working on to support the tech, entrepreneur, artisan and maker communities? Come meet the Technology Advisory Group at their monthly eMYRge socials. 


Home-Based Business 

There are plenty of compelling reasons to want the flexibility that working from home can offer. We have collected some of the best web-based home business resources, guides and directories to help today’s home-based entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

Quick Links

Improve Your Online Presence for Your Home Business – If you want your business to thrive and grow in this digital era, you need to have a strong online presence, especially if you work from home.

16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time – Starting a business while maintaining a full-time job can be challenging. Learn what you need when setting up your first home office.

Help – My Home-Based Business Is Being Audited! Now What? The IRS is going to audit your home-based business. Will the IRS disallow your home-office deduction? Read before you panic. 


LOCAL RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Small Business Development Center
Coastal Carolina University
PO Box 261954 
Conway, SC 29528-6054
843-349-4010 

Grand Strand SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Grand Strand Chapter 318
605 10th Ave. N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-918-1079

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development
2050 U.S. 501 East, Bldg. 900
Conway, SC 29526
843-347-4604 or 800-844-4983

5th T Innovation Group/Conway Innovation Center
1119 Third Ave.
Conway, SC 2952
843-488-2783


Training

Visit ChamberAcademy.com for free seminars aimed at helping you start and grow your business.

Grand Strand SCORE Free Webinars - From finance and management to technology and marketing.

Small Business Administration Free Webinars - From managing a business to process improvements.

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Sponsorship provides our investors the opportunity for recognition and publicity. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees or to distribute promotional items. Check out the Investment and Sponsorship Program and stretch your marketing budget. 

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