How To Start A Business In South Carolina

How to Start a Business In South Carolina

There are a number of steps to become a legal business in the state of South Carolina.  You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.
Getting started– A resource created by the state of South Carolina to help you start your business can be found here: South Carolina Business One-Stop

-Register your business name.

Find out more about registering a business name at STEP 2 at this link: .

If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name

-Select a business structure.

Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.  Find out more here:

 -Register your business.

Find out more about how register your new business with the state of South Carolina here: South Carolina Business One-Stop

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may want to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: and

 -Get Liability Insurance.

Depending on what type of services you plan to offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.

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