Event Type




City of Charleston Small Business Opportunity Expo 2023

March 31 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm

On Friday, March 31, 2023, a variety of organizations and municipal partners will come together to showcase their service to small businesses.  

Learn about procurement and contract opportunities from various exhibitors.

Connect with resource partners, government agencies, lenders, decision-makers and more.

Engage with successful business leaders, prime contractors and workshops.

  • The Small Business Opportunity Expo is FREE to attend but registration is required .
  • Parking: $5 flat rate parking at the Gaillard parking garage.
  • 40+ exhibitors!
  • Free workshops on marketing, access to capital, legal basics and more.*
  • Presentations from other successful business owners, government agencies and municipal partners.*  

*Session topics/presenters subject to change


Harmonized Tariff System and Schedule B Classification Webinar

April 5 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This free webinar will help attendees understand the HTS/Schedule B classification system:

  • Learn what the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) are and how they are used on every classification.
  • Understand how to use the Customs Ruling Online Search System (CROSS).
  • Review specific classification examples.

Myrtle Beach Small Business Lender Matchmaker

April 5 | 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Myrtle Beach

SBA, in partnership with the City of Myrtle Beach, is hosting The Myrtle Beach Lender Matchmaker. This event will give "lender ready" businesses the opportunity to meet one on one with many different lenders to pitch their loan request in 15 minute intervals in speed dating format.

Businesses should bring a copy or their business plan and financial projections to share with prospective lenders. In addition, there will be other business resource organizations on hand including the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Veterans Business Outreach Center, and the Women's Business Center.

SC Logistics Tech Talk '23

April 12 | 5:00 pm – April 13 | 1:00 pm
North Charleston

SC Logistics, an initiative of SC Competes, presents Tech Talk '23 at Trident Technical College. The SC Logistics Tech Talk focuses on how technology drives our state's logistics cluster. Tech Talk '23 will tee off with a Welcome Reception at Top Golf on April 12. On April 13, don't miss the lineup of engaging speakers, followed by the second annual technology/logistics business-to-business event hosted by SC Tech, SC Logistics and S.C. Department of Commerce.

Prepping For Procurement, A Panel Discussion Presented by the Kaleidoscope Business Diversity Initiative

April 19 | 9:00 am–11:00 am

This panel will provide attendees valuable insight on becoming a supplier to major companies, and the best practices on building a diverse supplier base within your own organization.

DigSouth Tech Summit

April 26 | 5:00 pm – April 27 | 8:00 pm

The DigSouth Tech Summit is back, with a focus on transformation. Participants can join tracks in emerging tech, business growth or marketing. Agenda topics will include SaaS, software, sales, marketing, advertising, business services & strategy, venture funding, cybersecurity, HealthTech, sustainable tech, transportation, supply chain, AI, e-commerce, social media, FinTech, Web3, Metaverse, blockchain, NFTs, video/streaming, gaming, talent attraction, growth strategies, and more.

North Charleston Business Expo 2023

May 23 | 8:00 am–6:00 pm

This event showcases the Lowcountry’s most dynamic businesses on an exciting, interactive show floor. Connect with local professionals, create new relationships and discover new resources for business growth.

SC Decoded 2023: Emerging Technologies that Drive Competitive Advantage

September 12 | 8:00 am – September 13 | 5:00 pm

Save the date for SC Decoded 2023 — more details to follow.