Events & Registration
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has more than 2,700 members,
85 percent of which have 50 or fewer employees. Our goal is to promote the interests of these small businesses by providing programs and services that encourage professional development and to help small businesses thrive.
If you are thinking of starting a business of your own in the Myrtle Beach area, there are a few things to consider as you move forward. The Myrtle Beach area has no single business license that will ensure compliance with the numerous state licenses, permits, and regulatory requirements. Additionally, your business may be subject to local and/or federal requirements. Simply knowing which agencies to contact for all of these permits can be a very confusing task for a new entrepreneur. Check out the MBACC Guide to Going into Business for all the resources you will need.
Women-Owned Small Businesses Real Historic Goal - As the owner of area restaurant Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery, Jamie Saunders said she has had to overcome adversity as a female business owner. Still, she is happy at the direction the country is going to make women an equal part of the workforce.
Small Business is Big Business in South Carolina - More than half of Americans either own or work for small businesses. That's according to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber is seeing the growth of entrepreneurs along the Grand Strand explode.
To help entrepreneurs grow and manage their businesses, your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce offers Small Business Buzz, a practical resource for small businesses. Appearing periodically in the Grand Strander Express and Grand Strander, Small Business Buzz highlights current news, resources, tools and much more that helps small businesses take control of their bottom line. Check out Small Business Buzz!
MBACC hosts more than 75 events each year. In those events there are several education and networking opportunities available for you and your entire business.
For more information on small business programs, call Kori Hippe, membership marketing manager, at (843) 916-7205 or email.