Business Plan Bootcamp - Four Part Series

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Learn How to Write an Effective Business Plan


Business Plan Bootcamp 

Have you created a business plan for your company? A well-developed business plan is essential to achieving your short and long term goals.

This workshop will assist you in refining your ideas and strategies, and structuring them into a viable business. We will also help you fill the gaps in your plan and discuss the importance of independent research and analysis while helping you formulate business models, tactics, and strategies.

Topics covered: concept, industry, finance, and marketing

Part 1 - Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:00am EDT - Register
Part 2 - 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 10:00am EDT - Register
Part 3 - Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 10:00amEDT - Register
Part 4 - Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 10:00am EDT - Register

National Small Business Week Awards

2022 Salute to Small Business

The South Carolina Salute to Small Business is the Palmetto State’s annual National Small Business Week event. The mission of the event is to connect the state's small businesses to new opportunities and resources and to honor South Carolina's top small businesses and small business advocates. Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s awards ceremony will be hosted virtually. We hope to continue our Procurement Matchmaker event in 2023.

Each year at the Salute to Small Business, we partner with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers, SC SCORE and the South Carolina Research Authority to recognize local small business leaders in several categories. Each award nomination undergoes a strenuous clearance and review process, ensuring that our winners are truly extraordinary. Please join us for this annual event to honor successful South Carolina small businesses.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 2:00pm EDT


Information Corner



Registration Opens for National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship”

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that registration for its 2022 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” is now open. This year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW), held May 1-7, 2022, will acknowledge small businesses from across the country for their resilience, ingenuity, and creativity. It will also recognize SBA partners for their involvement in entrepreneurial development, disaster recovery, government contracting, financial development, and overall support for small businesses and entrepreneurship.    

During National Small Business Week, the SBA will hold its NSBW Virtual Summit from 

May 2-5, 2022, in cosponsorship with SCORE. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Visit online at National Small Business Week 4-Day Virtual Summit Registration ( to register.  

In a new video, also released today alongside its NSBW events registration opening, the SBA spotlighted the tenacity and contributions of America’s diverse entrepreneurs. They have played an integral role in powering our nation’s historic economic comeback and navigated challenges from various variant waves, supply chain disruptions, and inflation, as we pivot and continue building a better America. The American entrepreneurial spirit has grown stronger – new business applications grew by nearly 30 percent during the pandemic, with  5.4 million applications in 2021 alone.

Watch the SBA’s video on YouTube

This year’s NSBW virtual summit will feature access to federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s 32.5 million small businesses pivot, grow, and seize new opportunities. NSBW will offer entrepreneurs across America in rural, suburban, and urban communities tools, information, and access to resources to help them achieve the American dream of business ownership and success.   

The 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year award winners from each state, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will be honored, and the SBA will announce the 2022 National Small Business Person of the Year from among the state winners represented.  

To register for National Small Business Week and for other event information, visit      

Upcoming Events

Ask the South Carolina District Office
SBA Sponsored
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:00am EST

Financing Your Small Business
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Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 10:00am EDT

Boots to Business - JB Charleston Naval Weapons Station
SBA Sponsored
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 8:30am EDT

Ask the South Carolina District Office
SBA Sponsored
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 10:00am EST