Thu 06 Aug 2015 | By:

South Carolina Business Licenses & Regulations 101

Business Licenses

Registering a small business in South Carolina (LLC, Corporation, ect) involves various processes and requirements that make up an entire complicated plan to be able to operate legally.

Aside from the internal operations of your business that need attention, permits and business licenses in South Carolina are also a must.

Note that South Carolina business licenses vary depending on industry and location of your business, so it is imperative that you are informed of your local and state requirements. This way, you’ll have everything ironed out by the time you submit your documents.

To make things easier for you, here are three resources that contain specific information and resources on how to obtain a South Carolina business license and become legally compliant.


1) General South Carolina Business Licenses

The South Carolina Business One Stop is an excellent resource guide that provides in-depth information on business licenses in South Carolina as well as permits and registrations for your compliance. SCBOS also provides live support for startup entrepreneurs. I highly recommend taking advantage of this resource for your South Carolina startup.

2) Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is the must go-to website for official information on the licensing and regulation on hundreds of professions. Learn more by visiting their website.

3) Department of Consumer Affairs Business Licensing

Another valuable guide to help you when you’re processing your business licenses in South Carolina is the Department of Consumer Affairs Business Licensing. From here, you’ll have access to licensing information for credit counselors, pawnbrokers, and more.

About Liesha Petrovich

Liesha is a small business owner of 20 years, host of Startup Savant, the owner of a karate dojo in Maine, and creator of Work Mobly. During free time she's with her family and working on a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.