Calendar of Business Development Workshops


City of Charleston’s Capacity Accelerator Program, a free workshop on how to identify, prioritize, and acquire contracts
May 31, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 George St, Charleston, SC

SCORE Are You Ready to Start a Business Workshops
These workshops are a great way to put your plan in action & get your business off the ground! SCORE mentors cover testing your business concept, developing a marketing and business plan, financial considerations, and resources that are available to support your success. Registration is required. No Fee.

North Charleston: Sales & Marketing Plan Strategy Workshop: June 5th, 6 – 8 p.m.
Downtown Charleston: June 6th, 6 – 7:45 p.m.
Summerville: June 13th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant: July 17th, 6 – 7:45 p.m.


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.