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SBDC & Partner
Training & Events

SCSBDC

Online

APR
23
Small Business Tax Workshop
Tuesday, April 23rd
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This webinar is designed to help small business owners understand their Federal and South Carolina State tax responsibilities.

SBA

Online

FEB
28th
PPP Forgiveness and COVID EIDL Hardship Application Program
Wednesday, February 28th
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Please join the SBA North Carolina and South Carolina District Offices, on Wednesday and Thursday, February 28th and 29th 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST, for a VIRTUAL information session on important updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), PPP Loan Forgiveness instructions, and COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Hardship Applications.

SC SBDC

Online

MAR
27
Cash Flow and Credit
Wednesday, March 27th
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Cash flow may be king, but don't underestimate credit. Especially, when it comes time to obtain a business loan. Whether you are expanding, working on day-to-day operations, or simply starting, learn the importance of cash flow and building credit.
You will learn:
How to define good credit and bad credit.
How to improve your credit.
Managing/benchmarking your company's financial performance.

SC SBDC

Online

MAR
28
How to Start a Food Truck
Thursday, March 28th
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join the SC SBDC for this free, one-hour webinar featuring a food truck owner talking about how she has built a successful business. Hear her successes and struggles as she has a conversation with SC SBDC Food Systems Specialist Jim Johnson.

York County Regional Chamber

Rock Hill

MAR
26
Morning Mingle Networking
Tuesday, March 26th
8:30 - 9:30 AM

York County Regional Chamber of Commerce

116 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC

Looking to jump start your workday? Join us at our Morning Mingle event! Designed to introduce our newest members to our most seasoned networkers, this structured and casual speed-networking opportunity will start you on your journey to building quality professional relationships through the Chamber. And there's free coffee! Space is limited so snag your seat today!

Ten At The Top

Online

MAR
14
TATT Chat
Thursday, March 14th
3:00 - 4:00 PM

TATT CHAT is a quarterly event organized by Ten at the Top, a non-profit organization based in Greenville, SC, that brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry experts to foster collaboration and innovation in the Upstate region. It provides networking, knowledge sharing, and idea exchange through panel discussions, keynote speeches, and interactive sessions.

Lancaster County

Lancaster

MAR
14
MORNING BUSINESS CONNECTION LANCASTER
Thursday, March 14th
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Chastain's Studio Lofts

107 S. Main St., Lancaster, SC

Morning Business Connections are free monthly meetings that provide residents of the county the opportunity to hear from Chamber members on various unique topics as well as network with fellow members and residents.

BGEN

Gaffney

MAR
12
THE BREW @ BGEN
Tuesday, March 12th
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

BGEN

301 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, SC

A shark tank-type session where local business leaders or new business owners come together to give input and take advice on issues that may arise in the workplace or with business.

SC SBDC

Online

MAR
07
The Lost Art of Negotiation: Making the Best Deal for Your Business
Thursday, March 7th
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Getting the best deal for your business is essential to your long term success. Register for this live webinar to learn the tactics you should try to make business better for you.

SC SBDC

Online

MAR
06
E-Commerce Platforms and Sales Techniques
Wednesday, March 6th
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join the SC SBDC for this webinar and learn about platform selection, plugin selection, shopping feed configuration, tactics for increasing average order value, and critical KPIs for E-commerce Success. Marketing and sales professional Chandler Kellogg owns a full-service marketing and sales enhancement company in Charleston.

Gravity Center

Rock Hill

MAR
06
York County LaunchPad
Wednesday, March 6th
8:00 AM

Knowledge Perk

130 W White St, Rock Hill, SC

York County LaunchPad is a free and open-to-the-public event that takes place at 8AM on the first Wednesday of every month at Knowledge Perk.
At each meeting, two local companies take the stage to share what they do and the challenges they're facing and overcoming in growing their businesses.
After each presentation, the crowd has a chance to both ask questions and offer helpful advice and insight.
These events are the quickest and easiest way to get involved in the thriving entrepreneurial community in York County. It's a place where we all can learn and grow and make valuable connections on a regular basis.

Lancaster County Chamber

Indian Land

MAR
01
MORNING BUSINESS CONNECTION INDIAN LAND
Friday, March 1st
8:30 - 9:30 AM

Cross Ridge Cafe

2001 Parkway Dr, Indian Land, SC

Morning Business Connections are free monthly meetings that provide residents of the county the opportunity to hear from Chamber members on various unique topics as well as network with fellow members and residents.

York County Regional Chamber

Rock Hill

FEB
27
Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, February 27th
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Knowledge Perk

130 W White St., Rock Hill, SC

Swing by this casual drop-in event and dive into a delightful blend of coffee and camaraderie. No need to RSVP – just roll in, grab a cup, and let the good vibes flow while connecting with other local businesses.

SBA

Online

FEB
26
Understanding Your Bonding Capacity
Monday, February 26th
12:00 - 1:30 PM

What Do You Need to Know as a Contractor?
Steps to the bonding process…
What does an underwriting agent look for…
How can underserved markets access surety bonds…
Tips for a successful process…

SCSBDC and SBA

Online

FEB
22
Are You Loan Ready?
Thursday, February 22nd
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) financial experts as they talk about the benefits of creating a financial plan and obtaining a loan. This one-hour, online webinar/workshop will prepare business owners who are seeking funding to start or grow their businesses.

SC SBDC

Online

FEB
22
Export Finance for Lenders
Thursday, February 22nd
10:00 - 11:30 AM

This webinar has been designed for South Carolina lenders. The objective of the webinar is to explain how to use the SBA Export Trade Finance programs to fund small business owners who are direct or indirect exporters.

SBA

Online

FEB
20
Webinar - Federal Contracting Veteran contracting assistance programs
Tuesday, February 20
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Certification with SBA allows service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) to compete for federal sole-source and set-aside contracts across the federal government. Certified veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) have additional opportunities to pursue sole-source and set-aside contracts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under the VA’s Vets First program.
SBA’s Veteran Small Business Certification program implements changes from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021) which transferred the certification function from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to SBA as of January 1, 2023. The transfer provides veterans with a central support point for their small business certification needs.

I-HOPE Women's Business Center

Online

FEB
15
Lunch & Learn: Banking for Growth
Thursday, February 15th
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Embark on a journey to financial empowerment for your small business at our exclusive Lunch & Learn session focused on business banking in the vibrant state of South Carolina. Tailored to meet the unique needs of local entrepreneurs, this event is your passport to understanding the intricacies of business banking, optimizing financial resources, and strategically positioning your business for success.

SBA

Online

FEB
15
Webinar - Federal Contracting HUBZONE Program
Thursday, February 15th
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Joining the HUBZone program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. HUBZone-certified businesses can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs they qualify for.

Columbia Area SBDC

Online

FEB
15
Funding Opportunity: Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG)
Thursday, February 15th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for an informative webinar: Funding Opportunity: Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG). Hosted by the Columbia Area SBDC Office.

Things you will learn:

An in-depth overview of the VAPG grant program.
Application Review and Strategies for writing the narrative and budget.
Resources available to assist with the funding proposal.

Lancaster County Chamber

Lancaster

FEB
15
MORNING BUSINESS CONNECTION LANCASTER
Thursday, February 15th
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Chastain's Studio Lofts

107 S. Main St. Lancaster, SC 29720

Morning Business Connections are free monthly meetings that provide residents of the county the opportunity to hear from Chamber members on various unique topics as well as network with fellow members and residents.

SCSBDC

Online

FEB
14
QuickBooks 101
Wednesday, February 14th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Whether you are a small business owner already using QuickBooks or simply looking to learn more, this workshop is meant for you!
Join certified instructor and SBDC consultant Brent Hoover for an introductory workshop on QuickBooks Online.

SBA

Online

FEB
13
The SBA Export Express Loan Program
Tuesday, February 13th
10:00 - 11:30 AM

Export Express is a federal guarantee for lenders on their smaller commercial loans to exporters: 90% guaranty on an up-to-$350,000 loan; 75% guaranty on a $350,001-$500,000 loan. (Note these compares favorably to the 50% guaranty on loans, $350,000 using “SBA Express”.) Export Express and SBA Express loan limits are independent of one another except that cumulative SBA guaranties to any one business & its affiliates cannot exceed $3.75 million. Neither program limits the other. Join this webinar if you are currently an approved Export Express lender or if your lending institution is considering requesting Export Express delegated authority.

BGEN

Gaffney

FEB
13
THE BREW @ BGEN
Tuesday, February 13th
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

BGEN

301 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, SC 29340

A shark tank-type session where local business leaders or new business owners come together to give input and take advice on issues that may arise in the workplace or with business.

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