A listing of all the resources we have available online for the benefit of potential and existing business owners on the East End

Business Resources

Starting a business can be overwhelming. But fear not, we at East End Main Street are there to help you every step of the way. On this page, you’ll find documents and links to all the various resources that you may need as you start a business on the East End.


Business Recruitment Guide
Provides important information to those considering opening a business on the East End. (COMING SOON)

Property Guide powered by Old Colony Realtors
View available commercial properties for lease or sale on the East End. (COMING SOON)

City of Charleston’s Documents and Forms
Of particular interest is the City Collector’s section, where you will find applications for business licenses, city service fees, and tax documents that business owners will need.

East End Community Renewal Plan (PDF)

Sign Grant Application (PDF)

Façade Activation Grant Application

Design Do’s and Don’ts
Helpful tips from our Design Committee to consider when laying out the interior design of your business. (COMING SOON)

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures


Tax credits available for preserving historic properties