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MX.0 Southeast

April 17 | 2:00 pm – April 28 | 6:30 pm

Manufacturing X.0 Event: Advancing Every Stage of Your Digital Transformation Journey — the Southeast's only event led by manufacturers. Returning to Greenville, S.C., for the third year, MX.0 Southeast brings regional manufacturers together, equipping them with the necessary lessons and network to take the steps from Industry 3.0 to 4.0, and beyond. Hear practical, tried, and tested examples for manufacturers of different sizes at different points in their digital transformation journey.

2024 Maritime & Logistics Youth Expo

April 25 | 9:00 am–2:00 pm

The Maritime Association of South Carolina (MASC) is seeking vendors for the inaugural Maritime & Logistics Youth Expo, a logistics industry expo for students statewide. Companies interested in attending, exhibiting or sponsoring can contact: Taylor Jackson, MASC President & CEO, [email protected] 

Implementing Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing

April 30 | 9:00 am – May 1 | 1:00 pm

Does your organization have the necessary organizational and technical maturity to embark on your Industry 4.0 journey? Join SCMEP and IoTco for an interactive deep dive into “digital tools of the trade” needed to develop a systematic and successful approach toward achieving Zero-Downtime, Zero-Defects manufacturing.

Columbia Lender Matchmaker Event

April 30 | 10:00 am–2:00 pm

The Office of Business Opportunities, Midlands SCORE, Benedict College Women’s Business Center, SBA Veterans Business Outreach Center and the Richland Library will be participating in the Columbia Lender Matchmaker Event, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Register for this event to meet one-on-one with SBA lenders and community resource partners.

Small Business Day at the Statehouse

April 30 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Members of South Carolina's small business community are welcome to attend Small Business Day at the State House, where they can meet with local elected officials and receive recognition for their contribution to the state's economy.

National Small Business Week 2-Day Virtual Summit

April 30 | 11:00 am – May 1 | 6:00 pm

As part of the National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will cohost the NSBW Virtual Summit that includes a variety of educational webinars, exhibit booths, free business resources, multiple peer-to-peer networking rooms and expert business advice from SCORE mentors. 


The 2-day event is free to attend, but registration is required to access all the value the virtual event has to offer:

  • Action-driven content that can be applied to your business immediately.
  • Expert business advice to help you navigate your business journey.
  • Downloadable business resources to collect for future use.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with business owners from across the country.

City of Columbia’s 11th Annual Small Business Week Conference

May 1 | 9:00 am–3:30 pm

The City of Columbia's 11th Annual Small Business Week Conference, hosted by the City of Columbia's Office of Business Opportunities, returns Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Hear from keynote speaker Dr. Stephanie Kirkland of Identity Dynamics, LLC, as well as informative breakout sessions and a vendor showcase to provide information and resources to all attendees. The U.S. Small Business Administration will also have an awards ceremony and matchmaking session.

FastTrac for Female Entrepreneurs Virtual Series

May 6 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Join Richland Library Business and Careers, Next Phase Management, LLC and Midlands Technical College, for a virtual 8-part series, created by the Kauffman Foundation to “help support female entrepreneurs as you start a business and begin your journey on the road to success.”

Borrowing for Small Businesses

May 9 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
SCORE has partnered with Truist to bring you information on why businesses borrow, where to turn for funding, and how the lending process works to help get you to a smoother, smarter, and often more successful outcome. The webinar will be led by Ann Luke, Senior Vice President, and Zack Sink, Small Business Lending Product Manager, at Truist and will include a Q&A session. Attendees will receive a workbook after the event.

Sales Tax Workshop

May 10 | 10:00 am–12:30 pm

The South Carolina Department of Revenue is offering a free, in-person sales tax workshop for South Carolina businesses. The program will cover filing and administrative requirements, walk you through filling out a sample Sales Tax return, and answer your questions.

This workshop is designed for any business responsible for filing Sales and Use Tax returns, including new business owners, business owners who have questions about their responsibilities, or accounting personnel for small businesses.

"Capital Conversations" Small Business Resource Mixer

May 10 | 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
North Charleston

Join the Lowcountry Minority Business Partnership (LMBP) for a free, in-person small business resource mixer, "Capital Conversations," at The Opportunity Center in North Charleston, SC, to learn about the resources available to entrepreneurs to assist with operations, marketing, and accessing capital. The mixer will feature a success panel of local entrepreneurs who have leveraged these resources to enhance their businesses.


Attendees will have the opportunity to network with one another and connect with funding sources and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). This workshop will also feature the launch of the ecosystem resource guide.

America's Seed Fund: 2024 Road Tour – Southeast

May 13 | 8:00 am – May 23 | 12:30 pm

Representatives from America’s Seed Fund are coming to the University of South Carolina on their 2024 national road tour. Participants will learn more about Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding.