Welcome to the CCPL Business Center

If you are interested in starting, improving, or expanding a small business, the Business Center at the Charleston County Public Library has the resources you need to achieve your goals!  We provide access to a world of information on small business, careers, management, and investment topics.

Our Location

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The Business Center is on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library at 68 Calhoun Street. Reference Department staff are always available to provide basic assistance with business questions. If you are doing extensive research, consider scheduling a consultation with one of our Business Librarians.

The Collection

Woman Holding At SignOur print collection contains over 400 volumes, including general business resources as well as in-depth material on statistics, marketing, accounting, management, business planning, investment, and more.

Short on time? Access our Online Business Library at your convenience. We have more than a dozen research databases, most of which can be accessed from home with your CCPL Library Card.

Our resources can help you:

  • Write a business plan
  • Research your competitors
  • Find consumer spending data
  • Successfully market your business
  • And more!

Special Events

training sessionThe Business Center offers free events throughout the year, including:

  • Programs for small business owners and budding entrepreneurs.
  • Occasional overviews of investment and personal finance resources at the library.
  • Foundation Center tutorials for nonprofits seeking grants.

SCORE Counseling

SCORE logoStarting a small business or need help with an existing one? We have partnered with the nonprofit organization SCORE to provide one-on-one business counseling. Counselors are available by appointment in the Business Center at the Main Library to offer guidance and answer questions.

Book Us – We Can Help!

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Our Business Librarians are available for one-on-one research consultations by appointment.  Let us help you locate the best resources to use to find the answer to your business questions.

If your organization would like to learn more about the CCPL Business Center or any of our resources, contact us about scheduling a free presentation at your business or event.