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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.

Webinar: Power Up Your Business: Certifications 101

August 25 | 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Join I-HOPE Women's Business Center & Business Success Center of the Opportunity Center to learn more about business certifications. During this workshop, participants can expect to learn: the difference between certifications; eligibility requirements for certifications; and the value of certifications.

The certificates to be discussed include:

  • Women-Owned Business Certification
  • Veteran-Owned Certification
  • Minority-Owned Certification
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Certification

SC Decoded '22: Cyber Resiliency in Supply Chain, Defense, and Legal Tech

September 15 | 9:00 am–3:00 pm

SC Decoded is a premier cybersecurity and tech conference for South Carolina companies and leaders to learn and engage on today’s top cyber topics and opportunities. Our inaugural 2022 conference will cover “Cyber Resiliency in Supply Chain, Defense & Legal Tech” and take a closer look at the impact of cybersecurity on South Carolina’s critical infrastructure, public sector, and education. See the full agenda, as it's updated, here.

U.S. Commercial Service Webinar

September 15 | 10:00 am–11:00 am

The U.S. Commercial Service will review the services they provide highlighting the gold key program, where they utilize in-country commercial service personnel to find new buyers or distributers for the American business.

Topics include:

a. Export Service provided

b. Finding new buyers/distributors

Sonoco FRESH Summit

September 19 | 9:00 am – September 21 | 5:00 pm
Clemson University

The FRESH 2022 Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit will focus on technology as an enabler of circular solutions across the food value chain beginning with food production and packaging, and includes strategies to achieve sustainability targets in both corporate and consumer environments.

FRESH is pleased to provide a program that reflects its unique approach to ensuring the safety, security and sustainability of food and packaging throughout the value chain. Rich with content from respected thought leaders in industry and academia, the Summit provides the framework for exploring collaborations, solutions and innovative thinking through presentations and events.

Webinar: SBA Resource Day

September 21 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Sponsored by the Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office. Attend this free virtual workshop to learn about the resources that are available through SBA to help entrepreneurs start, grow, expand and recover their small business.

Topics include: How to get counseling assistance through SBA Resource Partners, small business financing, federal contracting and certifications.