Events for Contracting, Small Business Financing, and Counseling Assistance

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Featured Events

Women Owned Small Business Certification Session

Women Owned Small Business Certification Workshop

Hosted by the Orangeburg Small Business Development Center. Attend this class to learn more about this certification program and how to utilize it to increase federal contracting opportunities.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Orangeburg Area SBDC
300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, SC 29115


Whether you are up and running or just getting started, the SBA can help

Did you know the U.S. is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world? Learn how to contract with Uncle Sam.

How to Identify and Land Government Contract Opportunities

This series is presented by the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities in partnership with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).

You just learned that one of your competitors was awarded a large contract and you never even saw the solicitation. How come? This presentation provides an oversight on where to find government contracting opportunities, explains set-asides and dollar thresholds and suggests steps that you can take to finally find your market niche.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm EDT
Earlewood Park Community Center
1113 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29203


Information Corner

How to Apply for Disaster Loans

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in South Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Greenville county in South Carolina as a result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred from May 15 through Dec. 31, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

Work/Life Balance
SCORE Business Mentor
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 8:00am EDT
North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
1521 US 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Registration Required

8(a) Business Development Program Webinar
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Registration Required

Marketing Workshop Series: Facebook - Grow Your Business Online
Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:00pm EDT
L. Hoke Parris Business Center, Room 209
523 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, SC 29341
Registration Required

Social Media Best Practices
SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:30am EDT
Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
701 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
Registration Required

Small Business Development Center
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm EDT
Southeastern Housing and Community Developmemt
13416 Charleston Augusta Hwy, Denmark, SC 29402
Registration Required

How to Start and Grow a Business
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Greater Florenece CHamber of Commerce
100 West Evans St. Florence, SC 29501
Registration Required

Full SBA and Resource Partner Calendar

Rural Strong Expo on April 3rd in Chester, SC