Business Forms

From articles of incorporation to business tax forms and everything in between, find the forms you need to manage your business with these free sources. For sample business plans, see the Business Plans section.

CCPL’s Online Resources

Legal Forms Library

The Legal Forms Library includes legal forms on a variety of topics such as business and nonprofit incorporation, contracts, buy-sell agreements, and handling common stock, among others. You will need to use a valid CCPL Library Card to access this resource.

Small Business Reference Center

This source includes the full text of the Nolo Press book Legal Forms For Starting and Running a Small Business. Once you login, look for the title in the Browse Popular Sources slider at the bottom of the page. You will need to use a valid CCPL Library Card to access the book.


Forms | Small Business Administration

This site includes a wide variety of small business forms including SBA loans, disaster assistance, and even forms from OSHA and the IRS.

Local Templates and Tools | SCORE Coastal

Links to our local SCORE office’s business plans for startups and for existing businesses as well as other topics of interest.

SC Department of Revenue

A variety of business tax forms are available here including business registration, corporate tax, and sales tax forms.

Small Business Forms and Publications | IRS

Quickly find and download multiple small business and self-employed tax forms and publications. For bulk orders, you may also contact the IRS at 1 (800) 829-3676.

US Copyright Office

Although the US Copyright Office recommends that you use their online filing system, some paper forms are still required for certain types of applications. Visit this site for details.

US Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO provides up-to-date information on the patent and trademark processes on their site, including patent forms and online filing for trademarks.

CCPL’s Books

Basic Legal Forms with Commentary by Marvin Hyman

This binder is updated twice a year and includes commentary on the procedural rules that pertain to each form listed.

Call Number: Ref 347.055 Hyman. Available at the Main Library.

Business Forms on File by Facts on File

This binder contains dozens of free business forms suitable for photocopying.

Call Number: Bus Ref 651.29 Business.  Available at the Main Library Business Center.

Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business by Fred S. Steingold

This book includes the most important forms you’ll need to start and manage a small business. Also available in the Small Business Reference Center.

Call Number: Ref 346.0652 Steingol or Bus Ref 346.0652 Steingol. Availability varies by branch.

Additional titles may be found by searching our catalog.