Calendar of Business Development Workshops


SCORE Digital Marketing Workshop
Are you using social media to attract more customers and help increase market awareness and sales? Are you satisfied with the results? Many are not, and that is why it is so important to attend this workshop, share your stories, and start improving your outcomes. Led by local social media Icon, Trey Rust, founder of CrowdReach. Event cost is $25. Register online HERE.
When: Monday, October 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Lonnie Hamilton Building Room B339 – 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405

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.

Charleston: November 1, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Summerville: November 8, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

CEO Roundtable, for owners or CEOs of Active Businesses 
Join us in a roundtable format brainstorming essential topics that may affect your growth and profits. Learn and share with like-minded owners! For CEO’s and business owners, in business one year or more. No startups please. No Fee. Register online Here.
When: Wednesday, November 14 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: Charleston Main Library Room B – 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

Small Business Accounting Overview 
This workshop is an overview of understanding financial statements, cash flow management, using Quickbooks, and tax reporting basics. Our speaker will be Joe Hinske, partner in Legare Bailey Hinske LLC located in Mt Pleasant. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn directly from a CPA from a local firm. No Fee. Register online Here.
When: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Where: Mount Pleasant Public Library – 1131 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464



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

City of Charleston New Business Open House
These events, held each month, are a chance for local entrepreneurs to connect with representatives from various city departments to discuss regulations, available services, and the overall new-business process. Information on programs offered by the city and outside organizations designed to help new businesses succeed will also be available. 
– Every third Friday of the month, 2 p.m.
– No RSVP necessary. Find details on Facebook.
– First Floor Public Meeting Room at the Gaillard Center (2 George Street)

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. RSVP or join the wait list for the next session here.

Score Workshops
The Charleston SCORE chapter offers a wide range of instructor-led round tables and workshops offered in a SCORE office or online. View their calendar of upcoming workshops.

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.