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Small Business Resources

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has more than 2,200 investors with 80 percent of the businesses having 25 or fewer employees. Our goal is to promote the interests of these small businesses by providing programs and services that encourage professional development and help small businesses thrive.


General Resources for Small Businesses

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce – As a small business investor of MBACC, you can enjoy complimentary membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 
  • U.S. Small Business Administration – SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand or recover.
  • Community Profiles From SC DEW – Site is updated monthly with relevant statistics for population, commuting, jobs, unemployment, etc. in South Carolina counties.
  • South Carolina Business One Stop – The official South Carolina business web portal. SCBOSs help brand new as well as existing businesses, better understand the process of filing permits, licenses, registrations or paying taxes.

Local Resources for Business Development

Small Business Development Center
Coastal Carolina University
PO Box 261954 
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Grand Strand SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Grand Strand Chapter 318
605 10th Ave. N.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-918-1079

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.
2050 U.S. 501 East, Bldg. 900
Conway, SC 29526
843-347-4604 or 800-844-4983


Contracting

  • City of Myrtle Beach Purchasing Division encourages participation from local, small, minority, veteran-owned, and women-owned businesses for city contracts. 
  • Horry County Government Bid Opportunities – Join the South Carolina Purchasing Group to expand your business with local governments throughout South Carolina.
  • SMBCC – South Carolina Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification connects minority- and women-owned small businesses to state contracting and procurement opportunities.  
  • South Carolina SBDC – South Carolina Small Business Development Centers help businesses find and compete for government contracts.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Contracting Guide – Federal government contracts with small businesses to buy products and services.

Training

Visit ChamberAcademy.com for free seminars aimed at helping you grow your diversity-owned business.

Grand Strand SCORE Free Webinars - From finance and management to technology and marketing.

Small Business Administration Free Webinars - From managing a business to process improvements.


Meeting Space

Looking for a space to gather? Whether you need a small conference room or a grand ballroom, check out these investors who have meeting space available.

View List

List updated March 2024. If you have meeting space and would like to be added to this list, please email Amanda.Bailey@VisitMyrtleBeach.com.

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EVOLVE SERIES SPONSOR

TD Bank is excited to sponsor the chamber’s Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) series as we seek ways to better understand and respect one another. We are committed to demonstrating strong and sustained action to support diverse colleagues, customers and communities to contribute to meaningful, measurable change.

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