Business Owners

Our Business Owners Webpage provides valuable information and links to commonly requested forms, permits, and applications. You’ll also find links to local organizations that offer business assistance and helpful resources. Our department staff stands ready to help your business succeed and we encourage you to contact us by calling 864.834.8740.

State Resources 
To learn about valuable programs and resources, free to South Carolina businesses contact the South Carolina Department of Commerce 803.737.0400, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600 Columbia, SC 29201-3200.

Fire Alarm System Permit and Registration
Travelers Rest City Council has enacted an Ordinance to encourage fire alarm users and alarm system monitoring companies to maintain the operational effectiveness of the alarm system in order to reduce unnecessary fire department responses to false alarms. All businesses with fire alarms are required to apply for a permit and register their systems with the city. Please download the Fire Alarm Registration Form HERE.

GCRA Business Loans
The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority offers economic development and revolving loan fund (ED and RLF) to local businesses or those interested in starting a business. The goal of this program is to spur economic development activities through the creation and maintenance of low to moderate-income employment opportunities in Greenville County.

The program provides low-interest loans to private businesses located in the central business districts of:

Fountain Inn
Travelers Rest
It also includes the commercial corridors of the unincorporated areas of Greenville County, outside the city limits of Greenville.

More Information
For more information on GCRA’s Economic Development and Revolving Loan Fund, visit the GCRA Economic Development website HERE.

Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce


The Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce offers help to business owners and those interested in starting a business at no cost. These experts can provide you with the answers you need and ensure you are on the right track. Visit them online here:

Piedmont SCORE

Piedmont SCORE has over 40 volunteers committed to helping entrepreneurs start a new business or grow an existing business. Part of a national network of volunteers committed to helping small businesses succeed. Visit them online at

– Find a Mentor
– Take a Workshop
– Create a Business Plan
– – Free Business Information Library

More Resources for Small Business

South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC)
SBA Home-Based Business
Greenville Area Development Corporation
LINC – Connecting Borrowers with SBA Approved Lenders
Community Works Carolina
Greenville County Redevelopment Authority
Upstate Carolina Angel Network, LLC
Government Grants
SBA Financial Assistance
SBA Loan Approvals in South Carolina

Utility Companies

Greenville Water Company

Duke Energy

Piedmont Natural Gas Company