SCAGPO Reverse Trade Show & Women's Business Event

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Shaking Hands

SCAPO Reverse Trade Show

Hosted by the South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials (SCAGPO). an excellent opportunity for small, minority and veteran owned businesses. This event is also a great networking opportunity for any size business looking to provide goods and services to governmental agencies. The cost is $65 per person online and $75 on the day of the event.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Felix C. Davis Community Center
4800 Park Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405


Scaling Up: You Don't Know What You Don't Know

SC Business Collaborative for Women-Owned Businesses presents "Scaling Up: You Don't Know What Don't Know, What You Don't Know!" A one-day event for women-owned start-ups to learn about what it takes to start/grow your business, how to develop an action plan for your business and one-on-one meetings with local resources that can help you with your marketing and sales strategy, business certifications, business financing and more.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Benedict College Business Development Center
2601 Read Street, Columbia, SC 29201


Information Corner

SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Public Meetings June 5 and 6

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will hold quarterly public meetings on June 5 and 6 respectively at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

“These quarterly committee meetings provide us with an opportunity to collaborate and identify areas where we can continue to positively impact and support veteran entrepreneurs,” said Larry Stubblefield, SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development. “I look forward to working with these veteran thought leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates, and colleagues to bring new perspectives to the table.”  

Both meetings will be accessible via Skype webinar and/or conference call.

The IATF will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) 

The ACVBA will meet on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

Both Federal Advisory Committee public meetings will address the current state of veteran-owned small business and update the public on progress made regarding pushing forward veteran entrepreneurship and employment. Committee members will receive briefs on access to capital, counseling and training, and government contracting.

In addition to providing progress updates, this quarter’s meetings will also include updates from the National Veterans Transition Services, JPMorgan Chase, SBA All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and SBA’s Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (MREIDL).

Both the June 5 IATF and June 6 ACVBA meetings are public meetings held at SBA headquarters in Eisenhower Conference Room B, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington D.C. 20416.  Following each meeting, public meeting transcripts may also be found at under the section heading, “Federal Advisory Committees”.

Advance notice of attendance is requested. Anyone wishing to attend and/or make comments to the IATF or ACVBA must contact SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development no later than June 1 at

Comments for the record will be limited to five minutes to accommodate as many participants as possible. Written comments should be sent to the above email address by June 1.  Special accommodation requests, as well as any questions, should also be directed to SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development at, or by calling (202) 205-6773.

Upcoming Events

Full SBA and Resource Partner Calendar

Rural Strong Business Expo on June 18th at the Colleton County Commercial Kitchen

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