Community Economic Development / Small Business

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Alliance for Nonprofit Management Resource Center

This website offers a resource center covering a number of topics such as Financial Management/Budgeting, Legal/Taxes, Technology and Strategic Planning. The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission. Alliance members include management support organizations (MSOs), individual professionals, and a range of national/regional, umbrella, research and academic, publishing and philanthropic organizations that provide technical assistance (training and consulting) to nonprofits.

Americans with Disabilities Act Business Connection

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities, such as buying an item at the store, going to the movies, enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, exercising at the health club, or having the car serviced at a local garage. This web site contains information about the Federal laws that establish requirements for businesses of all sizes to accommodate the needs of disabled people. These requirements went into effect on January 26, 1992.

Basics of By-Laws When Starting A Non Profit (Video)

In this webcast, we provide a basic overview of considerations when creating, maintaining and amending bylaws for a small business or non-profit corporation in South Carolina.

Basics of By-Law When Starting A Non-Profit (PowerPoint Slides)

Basics of By-Law When Starting A Non-Profit PowerPoint slide presentation for South Carolina Legal Services' Level Up Law series.

Business One Stop - Registering a New Business Online

Welcome to Business One Stop Registration, a joint registration program of the South Carolina Department of Revenue and the South Carolina Employment Security Commission.

Business Plan Basics

A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your firm's resume. The basic components include a current and pro forma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis. It helps you allocate resources properly, handle unforeseen complications, and make good business decisions. Because it provides specific and organized information about your company and how you will repay borrowed money, a good business plan is a crucial part of any loan application. Additionally, it informs sales personnel, suppliers, and others about your operations and goals.

Buying and Using Software

Software is a bunch of magnetic "ones and zeros," or electronic signals, that takes your thousands of dollars worth of plastic, metal and glass—your personal computer, or hardware—and animates it into something that lets you "fly" an airplane, balance your checkbook or manage your small business. Most personal computers sold today come with a "bundle" of software pre-loaded onto the computer, including basic financial, word processing, communications and entertainment software.

Buying Franchises and Business Opportunities (A Consumer Guide)

This web site contains information for people planning to start up their own businesses, or purchase a franchise in another business. The web site includes information about scams to sell businesses, marketing scams, rights to trade names, and other consumer issues.

Child Care Licensing and Regulatory Services

All South Carolina child care programs are required to be licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt. Requirements are determined by the type of provider you are. Licensing promotes health and safety by setting critical standards, then registering and regulating those who provide care for children.

Commission for Minority Affairs Home Page

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created to provide the citizenry with a single point of contact for information regarding the State's minority population.

Community Reinvestment Act: Does Your Bank Measure Up?

Community Reinvestment: Does Your Bank Measure Up? Under the Community Reinvestment Act, the Federal Reserve Banks evaluate banks' records of meeting the credit needs of communities—including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. When banks apply for permission to expand, merge or acquire another institution, the government takes into account whether the bank has been meeting the credit needs of its community. Learn about the Congressional Act enacted in 1997 to encourage insured banks and other depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of their communities.

Computer Security

If you listen to the news, you've probably heard about hackers and viruses. But unless your computer has been targeted by one, you may not know how they could affect you. If your computer is attacked by a hacker or virus, you could lose important personal information or software stored on your hard drive. You also could lose valuable time while you try to repair the damage. Without your knowledge, your computer could even be used to attack other computers, including those that protect our national security.

Economic Development and Job Training Programs

HUD wants to strengthen communities, and economic development is an important part of that effort. Economic development is all about creating and retaining jobs in our Nation's communities. Learn about economic development programs from HUD and other federal agencies.

Employment Law Guide: Laws, Regulations, and Technical Assistance Services

This Guide describes the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers. The Guide is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses in general industry.

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