Centers and Institutes

This site provides general business information that may be of use to a new venture, including links to service providers.
This guides you through the maze of government rules and regulations and provides access to services and resources to help you start, grow and succeed in business. The site provides links to templates, tutorials and tools, as well as links to information sources organized by region and by industry.

Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF)
CURF, in cooperation with Clemson’s Office of Technology Transfer, manages Clemson's technology transfer functions by taking assignment of inventions, obtaining intellectual property protection, working with faculty to evaluate commercial potential of discoveries and licensing inventions to the private sector for public use. is one simple organizational presentation platform where your idea can be seen and followed, and where you can communicate easily with your followers, inspiring them with your success, calling for resources you need, and letting your Big Idea evolve and succeed. builds strong local networks that help people with big ideas attract resources and organize their idea’s growth, and then connects these networks together into a powerful, global network of innovation ecosystems that can make the world a better place on a scale never before possible.

S.C. Launch
S.C. Launch provides entrepreneurs with key tools for success to help build technology startups, jobs and equity in the future for South Carolina.

Service Corp. of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE, counselors to America’s small business, is a national volunteer organization of 12,500 retired and active executives, professionals and business owners organized in 390 chapters across the country. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Small Business Development Center at Clemson University (SBDC)
SBDC offers personal guidance and assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Abbeville, Edgefield, Saluda, Greenwood and Laurens counties.

S.C. Business One-Stop (SCBOS)
With SCBOS, you can fully form your business at the Secretary of State’s Office, set up accounts at the Department of Revenue and the Employment Security Commission, and even begin any necessary application processes at the Department of Health and Environmental Control. You’ll be able to apply for different licenses, and you’ll make just one payment for all of the fees. There are information areas that will assist you with the type of business you’re forming.

SCBOS Tutorial
Here you’ll find a series of tutorials provided to guide you step-by-step on how to learn to use the various SCBOS features. The tutorials present visuals and audio on the proper steps in using the system.

S.C. Women's Business Center
The S.C. Women’s Business Center provides guidance, resources and opportunities to women entrepreneurs in South Carolina.