Salon Start Up Guide

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I have a business plan. Now what?

I found a location.

  • Prior to signing a lease or purchasing a building, spend time speaking with the Open for Business office. Find out about Zoning, Building, and Fire regulations.

What permits do I need?


SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (SCLLR)

Do I need a design professional?

What type of plans do I need to submit?

What is the process after I submit my plan?

  • Plan review
  • Pay fees
  • Obtain necessary permits

I have a permit. What’s next?

  • Schedule inspections:  permits have information about when and how.

All final inspections are approved.

  • Obtain Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.)
  • Meet with Open for Business staff:
    • Set up utility account
    • Obtain your business license

Am I ready to open?