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Federal Contracting: Veteran Small Business Certification Program

May 31 | 10:00 am–11:00 am
Online

Join the SBA for a training session as the VA's Veteran's First Program transitions to the SBA's Veteran Small Business Certification Program in 2023.

The SBA program named for verifying veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) is the Veteran Small Business Certification Program, and will be the Agency’s vehicle for handling certification from veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Attendees will discuss the changes, eligibility criteria and differences between the VA and SBA Programs.

Upstate Warriors Solutions

June 7 | 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Greenville

This one-day in-person course is offered off-installation and provides veterans, their spouses and any national guard members with an overview of business fundamentals, while introducing techniques for evaluating the feasibility of business concepts.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • Idea vs. Business Opportunity?
  • Doing Your Market Research – Customers and Industry
  • The Economics of Small Business
  • Selecting The Correct Legal Structure
  • Financing Your Venture
  • Business Planning
  • SBA Resources for You 

Business Succession Planning Session 1: Avoid Common Succession Planning Mistakes & Contingency Planning

June 13 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Online
Session 1: Avoid Common Succession Planning Mistakes & Contingency Planning

What happens to your business if you get sick, injured or worse? Who will step in if you suddenly become unavailable? With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. As part of this four-part series, attendees will learn:

  • Benefits to succession planning.
  • Five ways to transfer the business.
  • Contingency plan for emergencies.
  • Avoiding common mistakes.
  • Preparing to exit the business.

This training is suitable for business owners and key personnel, like partners, and finance and operations managers.

SCORE: Are You "Loan Ready"?

June 13 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Online

This workshop will help attendees understand key things that you need to know and have ready to discuss with a bank loan officer or anyone you approach for funding.

Business Succession Planning Session 2: Increase Your Business Valuation

June 27 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Online
Session 2: Increase Your Business Valuation

What happens to your business if you get sick, injured or worse? Who will step in if you suddenly become unavailable? With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. As part of this four-part series, attendees will learn:

  • Benefits to succession planning.
  • Five ways to transfer the business.
  • Contingency plan for emergencies.
  • Avoiding common mistakes.
  • Preparing to exit the business.

This training is suitable for business owners and key personnel, like partners, and finance and operations managers.

Business Succession Planning Session 3: The Nuts and Bolts — Legal and Accounting Issues

July 13 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Online
Session 3: The Nuts and Bolts — Legal and Accounting Issues

What happens to your business if you get sick, injured or worse? Who will step in if you suddenly become unavailable? With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. As part of this four-part series, attendees will learn:

  • Benefits to succession planning.
  • Five ways to transfer the business.
  • Contingency plan for emergencies.
  • Avoiding common mistakes.
  • Preparing to exit the business.

This training is suitable for business owners and key personnel, like partners, and finance and operations managers.

Business Succession Planning Session 4: Prepare to Transition or Exit the Business

July 27 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Online
Session 4: Prepare to Transition or Exit the Business

What happens to your business if you get sick, injured or worse? Who will step in if you suddenly become unavailable? With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. With planning, your business can continue to thrive, even in your absence. As part of this four-part series, attendees will learn:

  • Benefits to succession planning.
  • Five ways to transfer the business.
  • Contingency plan for emergencies.
  • Avoiding common mistakes.
  • Preparing to exit the business.

This training is suitable for business owners and key personnel, like partners, and finance and operations managers.

StandOUT

August 16 | 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Greenville

Please Be Aware standOUT is not for everyone. The event is designed exclusively for minority, women, and/or veteran-owned small businesses.

Interested in growing your Minority-owned, woman-owned, or veteran-owned small business in 2023 Register now for standOUT to:

  • Learn how being certified can give you an edge over your competition.

Additional topics include:  

  • Government Contracting: how and why you should be doing it
  • Intellectual Property and its impact on your business
  • Get Certified: minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned
  • SBA programs and how your business can benefit

The standOUT symposium is becoming a signature event for practical information to help minority, woman and veteran-owned small businesses take the next steps to evaluate certifications, become certified, and leverage certifications.

Lunch is included with registration. The deadline for Early Bird special pricing is July 16, 2023.

SC Decoded 2023: Emerging Technologies that Drive Competitive Advantage

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

The 2nd Annual SC Decoded Conference will unlock and embrace the key public, private and academic technological capabilities the Palmetto State has to offer. This year’s event will kick-off on September 12, before Decoded, with a Palmetto Tech Bridge Prize Challenge, Student Showcase Panel and a Women in Tech event.