We understand that many businesses need access to resources during this Covid-19 outbreak situation. We want to be here to help your business during this time.

Below, you’ll find a handful of resources that you may find helpful.

Our goal is to remain a business-friendly, efficient, and helpful City government to help your business thrive.


Learn more about the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) that the U.S. Congress passed, including the resources available that could be helpful to you, in this official guide

U.S. Chamber Guides

The U.S. Chamber offers information and resources for small businesses during Covid-19

The U.S. Chamber's Guide to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Profs on Call

A collaborative effort between many Lowcountry partners, this program matches business owners with business professors

Accelerate SC

Learn more about Gov. McMaster's program to help South Carolina get back on track

CDC's Business Guide

The Centers for Disease Control has put together a guidance page for businesses to navigate the Covid-19 crisis

SC Commerce Covid-19 Business Resource Center

South Carolina Department of Commerce Covid-19 Business Resource Guide includes answers to all non-medical questions.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved and is taking applications for disaster loans for small businesses

The SBA's guide to the Paycheck Protection Program

Lowcountry Local First

Lowcountry Local First, one of the City’s partners, has created a guide for small and locally owned businesses during this crisis

Charleston LDC

Charleston LDC is a local, community lender, and they are working to help small businesses during this time

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

The Berkeley Chamber has created a Covid-19 Guide

Learn about the Save Small Business initiative, which will provide grants for small businesses in need

Charleston Metro Chamber

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce has created a robust Covid-19 Guide for businesses

The public is invited to watch a series of webinars the Chamber is hosting on a variety of topics. The webinars can be viewed on demand after the initial airing:

Family First Coronavirus Act (watch on demand)

Trident Technical College Online Training

Learn more about Trident Technical College's online training opportunities that could be beneficial to your business

Freelance Artist Guide

The Freelance Artist Guide for Covid-19 is an excellent site dedicated to helping freelance artists and creatives during this crisis.

We will continue to update this page as more resources become available. As always, if you still have questions or concerns, contact our Economic Development staff at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.