SC Department of Revenue
775 Addison Ave.
Rock Hill SC 29730
All new businesses will need to register with the DOR, which administers the majority of taxes and licenses businesses will need to operate in South Carolina. You can use the South Carolina Business One Stop (www.scbos.sc.gov) to help determine the other types of licenses or registrations your business might need, such as sales tax licenses, alcoholic beverage licenses and admission licenses.
York County Environmental Health Office - SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
1070 Heckle Boulevard
Rock Hill SC 29732
Restaurants and other food service businesses will need to contact the County Health Department to get the appropriate Food Service Permits.
SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia SC 29210
LLR administers the licensing of over 130 regulated professions and occupations, including such diverse groups as contractors, cosmetologists, funeral directors and a wide range of medical providers. Most people are generally aware if their profession is regulated. The LLR website is also a good way to check on the license status of contractors and other professionals you might be considering for hire.
SC Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia SC 29201
Corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships must complete their business filings with the Secretary of State’s office. This can be done directly with the SCSOS office, or through the South Carolina Business One Stop (www.scbos.sc.gov).
SC Department of Social Services
2638 Two Notch Rd., Suite 220
Columbia, SC 29204
888-202-1469 (toll free) or 803-898-9001
DSS provides child care registration and licensing for all child care businesses, including those operating out of a home.
Winthrop Regional Small Business Development Center
118 Thurmond Building
Rock Hill SC 29733
The Winthrop Regional Small Business Development Center offers both training programs and one-on-one counseling that provide management and technical assistance to both start-up businesses as well as established enterprises.
York County Regional Chamber of Commerce
116 E. Main Street
Rock Hill SC 29731
The Chamber has a Small Business Council and often provides information and training that is aimed at small business.
York Technical College
452 S. Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-981-7314 (Entrepreneur Network)
York Tech has both credit and continuing education courses that help develop and enhance small business skills. In addition, they host the Entrepreneur Network to assist, inform and encourage local small business owners, entrepreneurs, and potential entrepreneurs to network, share experiences with others, and engage in valuable educational opportunities.
Technology Incubator at Knowledge Park
157 E. Main St., 5th Floor
Rock Hill, SC 29730
The incubator will assist in the start-up and launching of selected technology-based businesses. The technology incubator program combines hands-on consulting support, resource identification, educational and technical assistance to improve an entrepreneur’s prospects for success and create new knowledge worker jobs.