Welcome to the CCPL Business Center

Whether you want to start, improve or expand a small business, CCPL’s Business Center offers resources to help you achieve your goals. Visit the Business Center on the second floor of the Main Library located at 68 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.

Take advantage of a variety of resources to learn about small business, careers, management and investment topics. Reference Department staff are available to provide basic assistance with business questions. If you are doing extensive research, consider scheduling a consultation with Heather Sanford, CCPL’s business librarian. She can be reached by email at [email protected].

The Collection

The Business Center’s collection of print materials contains more than 400 volumes that feature general business resources as well as in-depth materials on statistics, marketing, accounting, management, business planning, investment, and more.

Are you short on time or unable to make it to the branch downtown? Access CCPL’s Online Business Library at your convenience. There are more than a dozen business research databases, most of which can be accessed from home with your Charleston County Public Library card.

Book Us!

Librarians are available by appointment for one-on-one research consultations. Let us help you locate the best resources to find answers to your business questions. If your organization would like to learn more about the CCPL Business Center and its resources, contact us to schedule a free presentation at your business or event.


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Special Events

The Business Center offers free events throughout the year, including:

  • Programs for small business owners and budding entrepreneurs
  • Overviews of investment and personal finance resources offered by CCPL  
  • Foundation Center tutorials for nonprofit organizations seeking grants

SCORE Counseling

Are you starting a small business? Would you like help with existing business issues? Take advantage of CCPL's partnership with the nonprofit organization SCORE, and receive one-on-one business counseling. Counselors are available to offer guidance and answer questions most months at the John’s Island Regional Library.