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The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Orangeburg County

Legislative Recycling Day at the Statehouse

The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Clarendon County

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The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Orangeburg County

February 8 | 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Virtual

In partnership with Orangeburg County Chamber, the South Carolina District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February and March.  The goal is to increase awareness of the

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Legislative Recycling

Legislative Recycling Day at the Statehouse

February 9 | 3:00 pm–7:30 pm
Columbia

We are excited to announce that CRA, together with the South Carolina Department of Commerce (SC DOC), The Recycling Market Development Advisory Council (RMDAC), and the Southeast Recycling Develop

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The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Clarendon County

February 15 | 10:00 am–11:00 am
Virtual

In partnership with the Clarendon County Chamber and the Benedict College Women's Business Center, the South Carolina District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February

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December 1–June 1
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Richland County

Applications Are Being Accepted For the COVID-19 Business Relief Grant for Richland County Small Businesses

Richland County's Office of Small Business Opportunity (OSBO), in partnership with the County's Community Planning & Development department, will be accepting applications to the CV-19 Small Business Relief Grant program starting at 8:30am on December 1, 2021.

If your business is located in Richland County, has 50 or less employees, and experienced shortfalls due to COVID-19 impacts, you can apply for up to $15,000 in reimbursable expenses.  

This grant is available first come, first served, and the application period will remain open until all grant funds have been expended.

For additional information, please contact OSBO at 803-576-1540.

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December 8–September 28
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual

Ask the SBA South Carolina District Office

Have questions about starting, growing, expanding, or recovering your small business?  Join this weekly call with the SCDO team to hear answers to commonly asked questions about COVID EIDL, PPP forgiveness, federal contracting, loans for start-ups, and other small business resources!

EVERY WEDNESDAY - 10:00am 

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January 3–February 4
12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual

Applications will be accepted for the Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) January 3rd, 2022 through February 4th, 2022

The Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) aims to support diversity in small business ownership across South Carolina by providing minority and women entrepreneurs with business plan development support, technical skills, and the chance to compete for a startup capital award.

Cycle 1 Important Dates:

Application Period:  January 3rd - February 4th

Decision Notification:  Late February

Classes:  March 8th - May 10th

Pitch Nights:  May 31st - June 2nd

 

Cycle 2 Important Dates:

Application Period:  April 25th - May 27th

Decision Notification:  Mid May

Classes:  June 28th - August 30th 

Pitch Nights:  September 20th - September 22nd

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January 15January 29
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Columbia

Understanding Government Contracting 3-Part Series

Understanding Government Contracting Series is a three-part series designed for small business owners to learn the government contracting process in ascending order. 

You will learn:

  • How to become eligible to bid
  • How to find a bid that you want to bid on
  • How to assemble and submit a complete bid

Dates:

January 15th - Becoming Eligible to Bid and How to Find Government Contracts

January 22nd - How to Estimate you Government Contract Bid (Workshop w/examples & templates)

January 29th - How to Prepare a Government Contract Bid (Workshop w/examples & templates)

 

Please register for each individual date in the series.  Attending all three sessions is strongly encouraged.

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February 8
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual

The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Orangeburg County

In partnership with Orangeburg County Chamber, the South Carolina District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February and March.  The goal is to increase awareness of the resources available to small businesses across the state, with an increased focus on rural areas.  At least one outreach event will be help in each county in the state.  Each event will include resources on business start-up, lending, contracting and disaster preparedness.

 

 

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February 9
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Columbia

Legislative Recycling Day at the Statehouse

We are excited to announce that CRA, together with the South Carolina Department of Commerce (SC DOC), The Recycling Market Development Advisory Council (RMDAC), and the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC), will be hosting Recycling Day at the Statehouse on February 9th, 2022 in Columbia, SC at the Palmetto Club.

Recycling Day at the Statehouse is an opportunity to meet with South Carolina lawmakers.  Businesses, industry players, non-profits, and individuals interested in getting to know their representatives and ensuring a healthy recycling industry in South Carolina are encouraged to attend.

An afternoon program for attendees will begin at 3pm followed by a reception and networking with legislators from 4:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 9th.

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February 15
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual

The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Clarendon County

In partnership with the Clarendon County Chamber and the Benedict College Women's Business Center, the South Carolina District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February and March.  The goal is to increase awareness of the resources available to small businesses across the state, with an increased focus on rural areas.  At least one outreach event will be help in each county in the state.  Each event will include resources on business start-up, lending, contracting and disaster preparedness.

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February 16
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual

The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Abbeville County

The South Carolina SBA District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February and March.  The goal is to increase awareness of the resources available to small businesses across the state, with an increased focus on rural areas.  At least one outreach event will be help in each county in the state.  Each event will include resources on business start-up, lending, contracting and disaster preparedness.

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February 17
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual

The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Newberry County

The South Carolina SBA District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February and March.  The goal is to increase awareness of the resources available to small businesses across the state, with an increased focus on rural areas.  At least one outreach event will be help in each county in the state.  Each event will include resources on business start-up, lending, contracting and disaster preparedness.

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February 18
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Virtual

The SBA Presents "46 Counties in 46 Days" - Anderson County

The South Carolina SBA District Office is launching a "46 Counties in 46 Days" initiative in February and March.  The goal is to increase awareness of the resources available to small businesses across the state, with an increased focus on rural areas.  At least one outreach event will be help in each county in the state.  Each event will include resources on business start-up, lending, contracting and disaster preparedness.

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