Calendar of Business Development Workshops

— UPCOMING —

**Some of these events may have been postponed due to the effects of COVID-19, we recommend checking on the SCORE site for any postponements, cancellations, or virtual replacements**

Writing Your Business Plan
After a brief review of the purpose, objectives, rationale, various formats of business plans, SCORE Mentors will provide individualized assistance to develop the critical elements of your business plan, using the Lean Canvas Model template to develop the elements of your plan.
Registration is required. $10 Fee. 
March 18th, 6 – 7:45 p.m. | Trident Tech – Mt. Pleasant Campus

Quickbooks for Beginners
The QuickBooks For Beginners Workshop is a review of using QuickBooks to organize and track your day-to-day business transactions for cash receipts, customer payments and costs associated with operating a business. The Desktop Version of QuickBooks will be used in the instruction.
Registration is required. $20 Fee. 
March 24th, 6 – 7:45 p.m. | Charleston County Perimeter Center

Quickbooks for Current Users
The QuickBooks For Current Users Workshop is a more comprehensive review of capabilities including tracking sales tax, time tracking and payroll processing for employees, using estimates and sales orders and job costing. The Desktop Version will be used for the instruction
Registration is required. $20 Fee. 
April 7th, 6 – 7:45 p.m. | Charleston County Perimeter Center

Business Owners Networking
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. No Fee. 
April 8th, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Charleston County Main Library

Are you Ready to Start a Business – Summerville
The ARE YOU READY TO START A BUSINESS workshop will cover all the essential aspects you need to consider when planning to start a business: 1) your personal traits, 2) testing the business concept, 3) developing a marketing & business plan, 4) financial considerations, and 5) resources available to support your success.
Registration is required. No Fee. 
April 9th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce

Writing your Business Plan – Summerville
After a brief review of the purpose, objectives, rationale, various formats of business plans, SCORE Mentors will provide individualized assistance to develop the critical elements of your business plan, using the Lean Canvas Model template to develop the elements of your plan.
Registration is required. Fee is $10.
April 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce

— ONGOING —

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 Info@charlestonldc.org 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.