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Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What You Need to Know

Why Be Certified?

Carolina Recycling Association's 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What You Need to Know

April 22 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Virtual

Hosted by the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunity, presented by the SBA.

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Charleston

Why Be Certified?

April 26 | 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Virtual

Join a panel of experts from the City of Charleston's M&WBE Office and the State Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification to hear about the different types of minor

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Carolina Recycling Association

Carolina Recycling Association's 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show

May 3 | 8:00 am–May 6 | 2:00 pm
Virtual

Join representatives from recycling companies, local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, state recycling organizations and other non-profits for the 31st Annual Conf

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January 18–May 27
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

Entrepreneurial Pathways - Strategic Foundations

Join this 10-week training course from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM to learn about the foundations of starting your business.  Training topics will include: 

  • Accounting/Budget
  • Business Financing
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Customer Relations
  • eCommerce
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Issues
  • Managing a Business
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Planning
  • Website Development 
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March 8–May 3
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual

ACRE Entrepreneurship Program

The ACRE Entrepreneurship Center is seeking the most innovative and forward thinkers in South Carolina agribusiness for participation in their Entrepreneurship Program.  

Home-grown innovators could get business mentoring and funding through a program aimed at helping South Carolina agribusinesses.  Applicants selected will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges in June, competing to be awarded up to $25,000 for their company or product. 

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will accept applications for its 2021 Advance Entrepreneurship program through May 3, 2021. 

For more information, contact Kyle Player at 803-734-2324 or at kplayer@scda.sc.gov.

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March 11–May 20
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

3Phase - SBIR Topic Series

3PhaseSC is diving deeper into SBIR-STTR grant strategies during this free six-part webinar series.  Topics include: 

March 11th - How can 3Phase help me?

March 25th - What are the components to a strong SBIR/STTR proposal?

April 8th - Understanding my competition when writing an SBIR/STTR proposal

April 22nd - SBIR/STTR Budgets 101

May 6th - Do I really need to get letters of support for my SBIR/STTR proposal?

May 20th - How do I pursue SBIR/STTR funding from the Department of Defense?

Attend one or all, 3Phase is prepared to help you!

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April 7–May 12
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual

Contracting and Certification with SBA and Benedict College WBC

Join SBA and the Benedict College Women Business Center (BCWBC) as they discuss understanding and navigating the federal government system.

Part 1 - April 7th:  SBA Programs:  Loan Guarantees and Minority and Small Businesses

Part 2 - April 14th:  How to Register to Do Business with the Federal Government; How to Determine NAICS code; How to get a DUNS number and setting up your Federal business profile in SAM

Part 3 - April 21st:  How to search for Contracts on www.beta.sam.gov and Engage Contracting Officers

Part 4 - April 28th:  The Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification Process

Part 5 - May 5th - 8(a) Business Development Certification Process

Part 6 - May 112th:  The HUBZone, Veteran Owned and Serviced Disabled Veteran Owned Certification and Verification Process  

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April 21
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

South Carolina Economic Update - Past, Present and Future

When and how businesses will get back to pre-pandemic levels is still unknown.  However, we know that to succeed you must anticipate and prepare for challenges.

Get the insight you need to help pivot your company.  Topics will include:

  • Understanding the new economic environment
  • Recovering from the impact of COVID-19
  • What are the expectations?
  • Buying patterns - from shopping for a new car to shopping for groceries
  • Online sales:  How long should we expect this to last?
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April 21
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual

Intellectual Property & Your Business

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Protecting your exclusive legal rights
  • Learning the basics about utility and design patents
  • Obtaining trademarks on phrases, words, symbols or designs
  • Learning about copyright protection on your creations
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April 22
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What You Need to Know

Hosted by the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunity, presented by the SBA.

Join this webinar to review the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program which provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.  

Learn:

  • Who can apply
  • How to apply
  • When to apply
  • Documents needed to apply
  • How to calculate potential fund amount

Questions, contact Angela Brewer at angela.brewer@sba.gov

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April 26
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Virtual

Why Be Certified?

Join a panel of experts from the City of Charleston's M&WBE Office and the State Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification to hear about the different types of minority business certifications and the benefits of being certified.

Learn about the pros & cons of certification, application process, contracting & procurement, technical assistance, and growing your business.  

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May 3–May 6
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Virtual

Carolina Recycling Association's 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show

Join representatives from recycling companies, local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, state recycling organizations and other non-profits for the 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show:  Learn. Network. Inspire. Virtually!  A top of the line platform with live-streamed sessions will be offered along with virtual round-tables, instant-access networking, an interactive exhibit hall, video and live chat, gaming, smart metrics, and of course all the awesome programming you know and love. 

The Sustainable Business and Industry Track includes 9 hours of content just for manufacturers and businesses looking to advance their sustainability goals:

  • The Journey:  A Path Toward Zero
  • Demanding Excellence:  Corporate Leadership in Recycling and Packaging
  • A Force to Be Reckoned With:  Markets and Trends in the Carolinas and Beyond
  • Crystal Ball for Commodities
  • New Frontiers for Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Beyond the Bin - Complete the Cycle by Buying Recycled
  • Tool Up:  Waste Reduction Resources

All registrants will receive instructions for accessing the platform and setting up your event experience prior to the conference start.  

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May 4
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual

What to Know Before You Go to the SC Automotive Summit B2B Supplier Matchmaker

The South Carolina Department of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Automotive Council is pleased to present the webinar "What to Know Before You Go".  This is an opportunity for "South Carolina Automotive Summit B2B Supplier Matchmaker" attendees and interested parties to learn how to navigate the virtual platform and sign on for scheduled meetings.  

In addition, OEM/Tier 1 representatives from BMW, Continental Tire, JTEKT, and Proterra will share best practices on how to make the most of the upcoming experience. 

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