Event Type


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Webinar: Tour SC Commerce’s new LocateSC

August 10 | 10:30 am–11:15 am

During this 45-minute virtual demo, GIS Planning will walk participants through the brand new LocateSC site, a data microsite for site selectors and business investors. 

Powered by GIS Planning’s top-ranked ZoomProspector Enterprise software, learn how your team and your community can take advantage of the user-friendly interactive data, analytical tools, powerful business data and custom industry cluster mapping.

Invention-Con 2022

August 10 | 1:00 pm – August 12 | 5:00 pm

Invention-Con 2022 is the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) annual conference for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners whose success depends on guarding their creative work.

Successful inventors, accomplished entrepreneurs and expert USPTO staff will demonstrate how intellectual property protection is key to your success; share invaluable resources for innovators; offer tips on business strategy; and give insights into working with the USPTO to patent your invention or register your trademark.

Financing Your Small Business

August 11 | 10:00 am–11:00 am

The SBA South Carolina District Office is hosting a free information session on financing your small business. This live webinar will explore loan programs, SBA assistance, the information needed to obtain a small business loan, SBA resource partners and more.

The 411 on Grants for For-Profit Businesses

August 11 | 10:00 am–11:15 am

Grants for for-profit businesses can provide the capital to support operations, growth and development. In this 75-minute skills development workshop, participants will learn from a small business owner who has acquired over $120,000 in grant funding from private and nonprofit organizations on where to look for grants, how to determine eligibility and fit and steps to grant writing.

Live Q&A: Expert Advice and Solutions for Black-Owned Business Challenges

August 11 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

National Black Business Month was created to recognize and support the economic development of black entrepreneurs and business owners from across the United States. Join SCORE for an hour-long Q&A session to answer your questions about starting, managing and maintaining your business.

S.C. SBDC - Small Business Tax Workshop

August 17 | 9:00 am–1:00 pm

This webinar is designed to help small business owners understand their Federal and South Carolina State tax responsibilities. Federal tax assistance will be reviewed from 9 AM - 12 PM, and state tax assistance will be reviewed from 12 - 1 PM. For questions or assistance, please contact  Kostas Ioannidis at (864) 370-1545.

Webinar: Cybersecurity Essentials for Manufacturers

August 17 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm

With competing priorities and limited resources, manufacturers need guidance, solutions, and training that is practical, actionable, cost effective, and ultimately helps them manage their cybersecurity and privacy risks.

On August 17th, join hosts SCMEP, SCDOC, and DEW for an informative webinar designed to provide essential information on cybersecurity programs and resources available to all of South Carolina’s manufacturing community.

Webinar: “From the Sources’ Mouth” with USDA

August 18 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

The session is ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more. New to SBIR/STTR? Please view the on-demand webinars before joining “From the Sources’ Mouth” training sessions.

Hear directly from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Program Manager Melinda Coffman. Join this 1-hour overview of the USDA SBIR program and learn, from the source, what’s needed to submit a successful proposal to USDA.

Doing Business with Intention 2.0: Demystifying Bank Statements and Creating an Income Statement

August 20 | 8:30 am–12:00 pm

Doing Business with Intention is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a legacy brand that stands the test of time and disrupts the business industry. At the end of this course each participant will be able to use their own case study to build a budget, create a strategic outline for growth and begin a healthy relationship with their business.

North Charleston Business Expo 2022

August 23 | 9:00 am–4:00 pm

This must-attend 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.

In addition to an exciting, interactive show floor, the North Charleston Business Expo offers opportunities to interact with the region’s mayors, learn from inspiring women leaders and network with area business people.

Female Founders Resource Fair

August 23 | 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Join the McNair Institute for a fun, interactive, and engaging resource fair that concentrates on every level of business opportunity. Keynote presenter Dr. Katrina Hutchins will teach participants how to “Use Your Voice” to move their business forward.

Intro to Cybersecurity

August 24 | 6:00 pm – October 12 | 7:30 pm
Beaufort, S.C.

Who is this class for?

  • Students seeking alternative education or wishing to enter the workforce post-grad.
  • Transitioning Military seeking to enter the field of cybersecurity.
  • Small Business Owners - This mini course trains business owners and their employees on the fundamentals of cybersecurity.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have a good understanding of the need for cybersecurity, including the scope and purpose of malicious activity.

Concepts such as the Internet, the “Internet of Things” (IoT), and the ways in which networks are connected and vulnerable, and other essential elements of cybersecurity will be discussed.