Starting A Business in the SC Lowcountry

Starting a Business in the Lowcountry

Here is a guide that outlines the basic steps for starting a business in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Are you ready to start a business? How much do you know about the process? Well, what you don’t know can hurt you. Starting a business is a major challenge and should not be undertaken without considerable thought and planning. There are a number of issues to consider.

Small Business Basics

SCORE, “Mentors to America’s Small Business,” is proud to bring you a practical workbook to help you pursue your business ideas. Small businesses in America account for 50 percent of the private workforce, which makes personal entrepreneurship a vital component of the American economy. SCORE, in cooperation with Sony, presents this guide for anyone who seeks to put their ideas and dreams into action. 

Developing a Business Plan

For a business to be successful and profitable, the owners and the managing directors must have a clear understanding of the firm's customers, strengths and competition. This course will take you through the step-by-step process of developing a business plan.

Creating A Strategic Plan

This free online business workshop will help you create a strategic plan for your company. It provides the components needed to implement a strategic plan such as: a mission statement, goals, objectives and an action plan.

Analyzing Your Competition

This workshop will show you how to gather competitive intelligence, provide case studies, and help you set yourself apart from the competition.