Calendar of Business Development Workshops


Effective Website Development
Your website is the most important element of your digital marketing effort. If your website is not supporting your business growth goals, you need to attend to learn from a successful web developer about the all basic requirements for an effective website.
Registration is required. $20 Fee
January 22th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Charleston County Public Service Building

Business Owners Networking – Summerville
Join your small business owner peers along with a SCORE Mentor in a roundtable format in a discussion of topics, issues, and approaches that impact your business growth and profits. Come prepared to raise the issues you want discussed.
Registration is required. Free
February 4th, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Summerville Chamber of Commerce

Are You Ready to Start a Business – Charleston
The workshop will cover all the important considerations for those entrepreneurs seriously thinking about starting a small business. Many small businesses fail early on because some factor was either overlooked or not thoroughly investigated. Attending this workshop will reduce the risk and improve your opportunity to succeed.
Registration is required. Free
February 6th, 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. | Charleston County Public Library

Intellectual Property Workshop
The Intellectual Property Workshop will include a presentation by an intellectual property attorney on the legal requirements and criteria for a patent along with trademarks and copyrights. Then we will break into groups to discuss your specific issues and concerns with the goal to develop a potential path to commercialization.
Registration is required. Free
February 12th, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Charleston County Public Library


Charleston LDC – Small Business Loans
Regular workshops on how to package a loan request and answer some FAQ’s for starting a business
– Every first and last Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., and every first and last Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.
– RSVP via e-mail to or by calling (843) 973-7298.
– 2 Race Street, Charleston, SC 29403

SCORE Mentoring
The mission of the Charleston SCORE Chapter is to provide professional counseling and mentoring to entrepreneurs. They offer ongoing free resources, one-on-one counseling, and workshops for existing and new small businesses. Local Works hosts our members for free monthly mentoring from local SCORE mentors every third Thursday of the month. RSVP or join the wait list for the next session here.

SBA Workshops and Webinars
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Find a training for your business’ unique needs in their learning center and view full resources for planning, launching or growing a small business.

Charleston American Marketing Association
The Charleston chapter of the American Marketing Association offers a variety of programming to suit marketers’ needs, from Marketing 101 topics to more advanced material. AMA Charleston monthly luncheons and coffee talks are open to their members and non-members. View their calendar of events.

Charleston County Public Library
Utilize many free business resources at your local branch. Consult with their Business Librarian for access to in-depth materials on statistics, marketing, accounting, management, business planning, investment, and more. View upcoming events for business / finance.