Small Business Resource Center
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has more than 2,800 investors, 80 percent of which have 25 or fewer employees. Our goal is to promote the interests of these small businesses by providing programs and services that encourage professional development and to help small businesses thrive.
A Guide to Going Into Business in the Myrtle Beach Area
If you are thinking of starting a business of your own in the Myrtle Beach area, there are a few things to consider as you move forward. The Myrtle Beach area has no single business license that will ensure compliance with the numerous state licenses, permits, and regulatory requirements. Additionally, your business may be subject to local and/or federal requirements. Simply knowing which agencies to contact for all of these permits can be a very confusing task for a new entrepreneur. Check out the MBACC Guide to Going into Business for all the resources you will need.
Resources for Small Businesses
Community Profiles From SC DEW - Profile information about South Carolina counties. Site is updated monthly with relevant statistics and high level stats for population, commuting, jobs, unemployment, etc.
Small Business America - Products, resources & white papers
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments - Do you have a position that needs to be filled? The Workforce Development Department operates three full-service SC Works Centers that provide employers access to trained workers in the region. SC Works Waccamaw Region
S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SC DEW) - Trying to find qualified workers to fill job openings? Looking for information about how to pay your unemployment taxes? Or looking for money for job training?
North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) - Provides recruiting and screening assistance to on the job training through ReadySC. And the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) also offers customized training and startup assistance.
South Carolina Business One Stop - The official South Carolina business web portal. It enables anyone with an existing business or anyone starting a new business to file permits, licenses, registrations or pay taxes.
Small Business Tax Calendar - Take the guesswork out of filing your startup's taxes with Small Business Nation's handy tax calendar.
How to get a Business Loan - Where to look and how to prepare to fund your small business.
Resources for Women Entrepreneurs
Women-Owned Businesses Resource Portal - Small Business Administration's online portal featuring small business programs and resources for women entrepreneurs.
South Carolina Women's Business Center - Helping women start, run and grow small businesses. Email and phone counseling available for women throughout the state.
Contracting Support for Woman-Owned Small Businesses - A contracting program authorizing procurement officers to set aside federal contracts for women-owned small businesses in eligible industries.
Mentors and Counselors for Women-Owned Businesses - A listing of organizations that help women access the networking, financing, mentoring and research they need to succeed in business.
Resources for Children
Kids Guide to Business Basics - Learning the value of money and how to make some of your own is an important task for a child to learn.
Local Resources Available for New Business Development
Small Business Development Center
Coastal Carolina University
Janet Graham, area manager
PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054
642 Century Circle, Rooms 103 & 104
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 349-4010 & (843) 349-4010
Grand Strand SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Grand Strand Chapter 318
605 10th Ave. N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development
2050 U.S. 501 East, Building 900
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 347-4604 or (800) 844-4983
Grand Strand Technology Council
2999 Waccamaw Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
5th T Innovation Group/Conway Innovation Center
1119 Third Ave.
Conway, SC 2952
Small Business Education & Networking Opportunities
MBACC hosts more than 400 events each year. In those events there are several education and networking opportunities available for you and your entire business.
For more information on small business programs, call Kori Hippe, Business Development marketing manager, at (843) 916-7205 or email.