Start-up ServicesIncorporation and Administrative Services

Start-up Services

A solid financial background, in addition to a manufacturing environment experience and an extensive network of Federal, State and Local programs and services, puts us in a position to efficiently help small and medium companies start their business and successfully set and expand their operations. We can assist with:

  1. Strategies
    1. Targeting your US market and customer base. Commercial or Government?
      The US Government sales represent a huge market to be approached following the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
    2. Matching new product capabilities to your target customer needs.
    3. Obtaining regulatory approvals and certifications before getting your products qualified by target customers.
    4. Evaluating pros and cons of having your product “Made in USA.”
  2. Financing your Operations
    Financing can come from unexpected sources. In addition to traditional sources such as private equity and commercial lenders, there are numerous public options that can help you obtain needed capital. We can guide you to public and non-traditional financing specific for small business. A strong business plan is a crucial part of the financing application process. Your business plan needs to clearly articulate your business and financial goals and your path to achieving them. We can help you articulate your business plan to improve your chances to find the right financing for your operational needs.
  3. Locating the best suited region (Industry Sectors)
    Selecting your operations will heavily depend on where your customer base is located. We can assist you with networking within your Industry, both clients and suppliers. We will also make sure you comply with all the rules and regulations specific to your sector of activity. Incentive packages and Training programs are available but vary from State to State even County to County.

    • Automotive Manufacturing.
    • Chemical Manufacturing:
      Supplies resources for chemical businesses and chemical manufacturers to understand and comply with government regulations.
    • Food Manufacturing:
      Gives a guide to the laws and regulations that apply to food and beverage businesses and the food and beverage industry.
    • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology.
    • Aerospace Industry.
  4. Business Site Selection Services
    1. Between subject matter experts and State economic development agencies, we will assist you with finding and selecting a location for your operations. These services include listings and visits of available office and industry space, as well as technical assistance with locating or relocating your operation.
    2. Another important factor to consider while selecting a location is the “Incentive Package” the State and Local authorities may offer to attract your business. Although incentives are used in all types of business attraction deals, perhaps the most extensive use of incentives has come in those deals involving foreign investment. Jurisdictions use two major approaches to attract foreign corporations: one is the project approach, involving the pursuit of a particular business; the other creates and markets a business climate that is desirable to firms looking at alternative locations.
      The main types of  Incentives (but not limited to) are:

      • Financing:
        The State is committed to facilitating funding for companies with expansion and relocation projects in the state. Asset-based loans for companies and tax-exempt bond financing are just a few means of obtaining the capital necessary for a successful project.
      • Tax Incentives:
        Both the state and local communities offer a variety of tax incentives and innovative solutions for businesses expanding in or relocating in their region. Programs include Enterprise Zone sales tax refunds, manufacturing sales tax exemptions, property tax value limitation, and others.
      • Workforce Development:
        Workforce training programs are provided through the State and/or local communities Workforce Commissions.
  5. Operations Setup
    1. Search, select and hire your most valuable assets: your future associates!
      • Shop floor personnel: Conventional or CNC Operators, Assembly lines Operators, Heat Treatment and Surface Treatment Operators, Warehousing personnel
      • Set-Up Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers and Technicians, Receiving Inspection personnel, Metrology, Tool Room Operators, Supervisors, Shop Floor management
      • Procurement Specialists, Buyers, Planners
      • Office personel: Accounting, Information System, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Project Managers, Federal Acquisition Regulations Specialists, Contract Specialists, General Management, Executives.
    2. Obtain all necessary Permits, Licenses and Authorizations needed in general and specific to your Industry.
    3. Locate and procure your equipment, new or/and used.
    4. Draw your facility layout to optimize production flow.
    5. Setup Operating and Quality Processes (OS, OCS, …) and operational practices conductive to a LEAN culture from the start.
    6. Prepare your organization to obtain the adequate professional – trade certifications (ISO, AS9100, TS…).
    7. Help you develop and qualify your Supplier Base.
    8. Assist running your operations in the early phase to minimize the learning curve.


Incorporation and Administrative Services

  1. Incorporation
    With the legal support of the best Law Firms in the region, SCbCS provides options designed to help non-US entrepreneurs get their business started. You will be able to rely on the best network to provide you with the highest quality of service in all legal and compliance matters. Beyond just incorporation, you can order many services tailored to your business needs. We will help you meet your startup and compliance needs quickly and easily! Contact us for more information on how we can get your business off to a successful start.
  2. Administrative, Accounting and Secretarial Services
    When setting up an operation, keeping the company in compliance with its local laws, including holding annual meetings and filing mandatory reports, is critical. Failure to file reports and taxes and to maintain proper ledgers can leave the company vulnerable to fines, to being struck off the register and possibly even lose its limited liability status. To help non-residents set up and maintain their US company in compliance, we offer our company’s secretarial service.
  3. Registered Agent Services
    State laws require corporations and LLCs to maintain a registered agent in any state in which a company does business. The agent’s name and office address are included in the articles of incorporation to give public notice of where to send important documents to your corporation. A registered agent, also known as a resident agent or statutory agent, is a business or individual designated to receive service of process (SOP) when a business entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company) is a party in a legal action such as a lawsuit or summons. Having a registered agent and registered address within the state of formation is a requirement to form a new company. When an existing company applies for authority to do business in another state, it will also need registered agent service in that other state. The registered agent’s address may also be where the state will send annual reports, annual tax notices, or other notices, for the yearly renewal of the business entity’s charter. The registered agent for a business entity may be an individual member of the company, or (more often) a third party, such as the organization’s lawyer or a service company. Failure to properly maintain a registered agent can affect a company negatively and lead to a loss of good standing status and ability to legally carry on business.
    Registered Agent service includes:
    1. Forwarding any official documents or tax notices from the Secretary of State.
    2. Accepting any legal service of process and forwarding it on to your company.
    3. Obtaining Good Standing Certificates when required.
  4. Mail Forwarding Services
    Available using our address in South Carolina, your mail will be received and forwarded by scan/email or forwarded unopened through courier service, at your preference. This is a great opportunity for our international clients who have a need for a US address.
  5. Virtual Office Services
    If your new company needs a low-risk, high-value way to test the US market, or requires a presence in the Southeastern states, but isn’t yet in need of a full office, your business can sign up for Virtual Office service.
    1. An address in Columbia South Carolina.
    2. Mail forwarding by scan/email or post.
    3. Columbia SC phone and fax number.
    4. Use of conference room in Columbia SC upon 3 day notice.
  6. Banking
    We can open and operate a bank account on your behalf.