Small Business Resources

Hey small business friends, this page was created just for you! Here you can find resources to start your budding business, and make sure you have all of the permits & licenses needed in Charleston, SC. Each market, venue, & event are different and, may require different documentation. Some may require you to show these documents, others just encourage business owners to have them. Hopefully some of this information will help navigate the often tedious terrain of permits & licensing. 

Business Licensing 

To operate a business in the City of Charleston, you are required to obtain a business license from the city tax office. This license must be renewed every 01/01, and starts at $64. To renew a license, you will need to provide gross sales from the previous year.

 

Licensing Clerk

2 George St

Charleston, SC 29402

office: 843-724-3711

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Food Vendor Licensing

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Tax Services

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Retail Licensing

If you plan to make sales in the state of South Carolina, or want to sell your items online, you will need a Retail License from the Dept. of Revenue. Retail licenses do not need to be renewed, so long as the business does not change its address. 

SCDOR

2070 Northbrook Blvd, B7

North Charleston, SC 29406

office: 844-898-8542

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Business Insurance

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Market Tips

Click here for more info on how to make your market set up run smoothly...