Business Resources

Helpful Links for Businesses

Looking for grants or funding?  Need to apply for or update your business license?  Need some data to evaluate the market for potential expansion?
We’ve got you covered with some helpful links to the most important information you need to get started or keep growing.

Business Start-Up Checklist

Thinking of opening something new in Camden, SC?  We’re here for it.  Check out our simple checklist of things you need to do to get your new business ready for primetime.  Planning = Success.  

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Economic Development Incentives

We know building something is hard.  Tax abatements, facade grants, and other incentives are just some of the ways the City of Camden helps business owners and investors remove some of the risk in commercial development. Learn more today and see if you qualify.  

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Market Information

Looking for market information to make an informed investment or expansion decision?  Need information on available buildings or sites?  Need to learn more about core retail districts in the region? We’ve assembled some need to know info here. 

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Available Buildings and Sites

With a wide range of sites available from retail, to commercial to industrial, this should be your first stop in exploring Camden’s opportunities. 

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Helpful Forms

Camden’s business team has put together all the regulations, requirements, licenses and forms in one simple place, so you can spend less time with paperwork and more time growing. 

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Why Camden

Looking at Camden for your next opportunity? Camden has your growth and success in mind with business friendly regulations, a vibrant downtown and commercial districts and a bustling tourism industry centered on history, horses and hospitality. 

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Resources for Business Owners

Starting or growing a business is hard. The Camden business team has put together some helpful links to programs, workshops and knowledge that will give you the best chance of success in the market.

SC Business One Stop

Visit SC’s one-stop information resource for starting, running, expanding, and relocating businesses in SC. Quick links to forms, clear directions on where to register and helpful guides to doing business in South Carolina all await you on Business One Stop. 

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Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Business Resources

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has a host of resources for businesses of all kinds, plus links to tutorials, recommended reading, online courses and more.

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Small Business Development Center

SBDC of Columbia is our region’s resource for all things small business.  See if your new business idea is feasible. Check out ways to make an existing company more productive. Find new resources and contacts.

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Google For Business

The success of any business relies on letting people know you exist. Learn how to create and verify a Google Business Profile, help customers know where and how to find you and build relationships that will drive traffic to your physical location.  Google for Business is a powerful tool for any retail or services business. 

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WeShopSC

WeShopSC is a new e-commerce hub meant to promote only independently owned small businesses in SC! Create a free profile and llearn how to navigate the e-commerce landscape;  whether your business is retail, food, or service.

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The Camden Business Team

Planning & Development

Shawn Putnam
putnam@camdensc.org
803-432-2421 x1108

For help and information about buildings and locations, zoning and regulations, contact our Planning & Development Department.

Finance

Stephanie Bowers
sbowers@camdensc.org
803-432-2421

For help and information about business licenses, taxes and utilities, contact our Finance Department.

Economic Development

Kat Spadacenta
kspadacenta@camdensc.org
803-432-2421 x1153

For help and information about available properties, business opportunities and large scale retail and business projects, contact our economic development department.

 Main Street Program

Kat Spadacenta
kspadacenta@camdensc.org
803-549-5648

For help and information about small business resources, available space in Downtown Camden or Uptown Dusty Bend, and cooperative marketing opportunities and events, contact our Main Street program.

Fire Marshal

Eddie Gardner
egardner@camdensc.org
803-425-6040

For help and information about safety and code concerns, contact our fire department.