Our Story

How it all came to be ...

HereToStaySC.com is a sister company of HereToStayNC.com.

Our story begins back before Covid. Like many small businesses in the Palmetto State, as well as the Old North State, we were navigating and living the entrepreneurial dream.

Then came Covid. And things changed. A lot.

As a way to survive, we started a project designed to not only help other small businbesses, but ourselves too - and HereToStayNC.com was born.

We sold a Here To Stay NC tee shirt to show support for local businesses, with proceeds ($10 at the time) going back to the local small businesses of your choice – you chose who got the money during checkout.

It was supposed to be a "short-term solution", something designed to help bridge the gap while we took 2 – 3 weeks to “flatten the curve”. Well, some 18+ months later, things continue to change, and we’re inching back to normalcy. In some areas anyway.

One thing is for sure - today, as small business owners, we're facing more challenges than ever before, all magnified. The key is to find a new way to "stay in the game".

Analyze. Adapt. Overcome.

We're changing with the times. Going with the flow. We're doing our best responding to the changing business landscape. After all, bend, don't break, right?

What started out as a fundraising effort to raise money for small businesses when Covid-19 first hit has morphed into a growing Small Business Merchandising Program. A virtually risk free partnership designed to help market, promote and offer an additional revenue stream for all types of small businesses, groups, schools, charities and more.

What we do and how we do it.

We use the latest in digital DTG (Direct To Garment) printing to offer full color prints on demand - 1 at a time, as the orders come in. Same with embroidery, drinkware and other items. There are some limits though.

As far as the orders - we do it all: we take, process and fulfill orders for you and send you the money earned from your Collection every month. Nothing to buy. Just help us promote the Partnership - and your branded merchandise. 

From the Upstate to the Low Country - #SupportLocal!

We’re looking forward to working with a growing number of SC’s small businesses, restaurants, musicians, bands, charities, school teachers, offering them the opportunity to have an on-line and on-site merchandise collection. All with no upfront costs, no minimums and no inventory, with the proceeds going directly back to them! 

You can also support the small business of your choice when you shop selected products and collections by choosing who you want to support when you check out! 

We're also looking to partner up with local SC printers - after all, it's all about supporting local. If you're a printer and would like to work with us on a contract/wholesale basis, we'd love to hear from you.

Take a look around. Grab a tee, hoodie, hat or coffee mug and support your favorite small business, bar, band, charity, teacher, ...

And let us know if you who you think would be interested in HereToStaySC.com, we'd love to work with them!

Remember, sometimes it takes a village.

Get Signed Up!

If you're a teacher, or know one, drop us a quick note and we'll reach out and get things started.

In the "Comment" section below, please include the following information:

- Teacher's name
- School name
- Email or phone number