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Business Center
The Business Center is committed to ensuring excellent service to entrepreneurs, individual investors, and the regional business community by providing access to diverse and up-to-date business and investment information in a variety of appropriate formats.

The Business Center is located on the second floor of the
Main Library.

Our Business Center collections include books, periodicals, and
online research tools geared for the needs of small business owners, students, and individual investors of Charleston. Topics include: accounting, advertising, business history, company information, demographics, exports and imports, finance, human resources, industry information, international business, investment, labor, management, manufacturing, market research, real estate, small business, and statistics.

The Reference Department staff is always available to assist you with using the Business Center collection. In addition, you may also make an appointment with our Business Librarian for a one-on-one research consultation. If your organization or business is interested in learning more about CCPL's Business services and resources, ask us about scheduling a presentation at your business or office. Please contact the Reference Department at 805-6930 for more information.

SCORE: Starting a small business or need help with an existing one? CCPL has partnered with
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) to provide one-on-one business counseling. Counselors are available by appointment for meetings in the Business Center to offer guidance and answer questions. To request a session, please fill out SCORE's online request form. Be sure to mention the Main Library in your request.

Small Business Resource Network: As a member of the SBRN, Charleston County Public Library collaborates with other agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost assistance to local entrepreneurs and small business owners. The organization serves as a clearinghouse of information about small business counseling, seminar education, and guidance for securing financial backing.