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Featured Events

SBA Surety Bond Program

Surety Bond Guarantee & Contract Bonds Webinar

Hosted by the North Carolina and South Carolina District Offices. Presented by Jennifer C. Bledsoe, Underwriting Marketing Specialist, SBA Office of Surety Guarantees. Does your business have Limited Financial Resources? No Prior Bonded Work Experience? Trouble Bonding as a Startup? A Desire to Increase its Current Bond Limits? Join SBA for a webinar to learn about potential Bonding capacity Wats to Maximize your Surety Credit. SBA's Surety Bond Guarantee Program Contract Bond Guarantees Up to $10 million. Learn about the SBA Advantage Costs & Getting Started.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 11:00am EDT

Minority and Womne Business Enterprise Office City of Charleston Business Expo.


$500 million is available in contracts with the City of Charleston! Learn about the City's procurement policies and contractual needs.

The Business & Neighborhood Services Division, as part of outreach for the Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program, will be hosting the City of Charleston’s first Business Opportunity Expo. This event will be an opportunity for businesses to connect directly with City offices to find out about opportunities to do business with the City. There will also be Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise roundtable with Mayor Tecklenburg.

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Riley Park Club, Joseph P. Riley Park (RiverDogs Stadium)
360 Fishburne Street, Charleston, SC 29403

National Veterans Small Business Week November 4th-8th

Veteran Small Business Matchmaker

This free matchmaker will connect small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with a variety of federal, state, county and local agencies through matchmaking sessions. Learn about VA benefits, federal, state and local government contracting opportunities, finance options and find an expert mentor to start and grow your small business. Although the event is targeted to veterans, military spouses, and entrepreneurs, everyone is welcome.

Organizations in attendance include:

SCORE, Small Business Development Center, S.C. Dept. of Transportation, City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities, S.C. Dept. of Commerce, S.C. Business One Stop, Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Frannet, U.S Veteran Affairs, and Richland County Veteran Affairs.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 9:00am EST
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
930 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Women's Small Business Month Success Story

Karen Jenkins, Owner of KRJ Consulting, at her desk

Columbia Small Business Grows Despite Difficult Times

In honor of Women's Small Business Month, we want to take the time to recognize a successful women-owned small business in our community. Learn how Karen Jenkins, President of KRJ Consulting, used various SBA programs and services to overcome troubling times and build her business into the multi-million dollar company it is today.

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