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Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

PPP, EIDL, and the new SC CARES Act Funding Workshop

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Certification Program

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Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

October 19 | 12:01 am–November 1 | 11:59 pm
Virtual

This program provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

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PPP, EIDL, and the new SC CARES Act Funding Workshop

October 27 | 9:30 am–10:30 am
Virtual

Truist (SunTrust Bank) and SCORE Charleston are offering a free workshop on PPP, EIDL, and the new SC CARES Act. 

Topics include: 

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The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Certification Program

October 27 | 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Virtual

This virtual meeting will provide an overview of the WOSB/EDWOSB program, a detailed review of the certification process, the next steps to ensure access to federal contracts and a walk-through of

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October 19–November 1
12:01 am – 11:59 pm
Virtual

Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

This program provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Grant Awards will range from $2,500 to $25,000

Application Dates:  Monday, October 19th thru Sunday, November 1st

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October 27
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Virtual

PPP, EIDL, and the new SC CARES Act Funding Workshop

Truist (SunTrust Bank) and SCORE Charleston are offering a free workshop on PPP, EIDL, and the new SC CARES Act. 

Topics include: 

  1. Did you receive a PPP Loan?
  2. Confused on how to use your PPP Loan or request forgiveness?
  3. Did you use the right PPP Loan application steps and forms?
  4. How did you calculate amounts for your PPP Loan request?
  5. EIDL Updates
  6. Will the SC CARES Act make it easier to obtain funding?

After an informative 30-minute presentation, SCORE will answer your questions.

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October 27
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Certification Program

This virtual meeting will provide an overview of the WOSB/EDWOSB program, a detailed review of the certification process, the next steps to ensure access to federal contracts and a walk-through of the USWCC Third-Party Certification process.  

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October 28
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual

Federal Government Contracting

Government contracting is an excellent way to diversify your business portfolio while adding more customers.  Join this workshop that can open the door to a new business opportunity and customer!  Plus, learn about the SBA's small business contracting programs:  8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business Program (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). 

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October 29–October 30
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Virtual

2020 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo

The SC Manufacturing Conference & Expo, the state's most significant manufacturing event of the year, is going virtual!  The two-day conference will stream on October 29th-30th.  The conference will include 14 hours of streamed content and you will also be able to watch several keynote speakers and conversations with manufacturing CEOs! 

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October 29
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual

Funding Options for Hispanic Owned Businesses in the "Missing Middle" Gap

In this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of the funding options that exist for small businesses in the "missing middle" gap.  Attendees will learn:

  • The challenges faced by entrepreneurs gaining access to capital
  • Alternative funding options available for small business owners who fall within the "missing middle" gap
  • Best ways to increase your chances of getting funded 
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October 29
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual

PPP Funding - How Do I Seek Forgiveness?

Join the SC SBDC and SBA and learn what steps are necessary to seek forgiveness for your PPP funding.  Any business that has an active PPP application or who has already received funds should not miss this opportunity.

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October 29
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual

Marketing Your Business Online for the Holidays

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn how to use social media to get online and in-store orders
  • Learn what e-commerce platforms are available
  • Learn how to use email marketing to drive sales 
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November 2
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Virtual

QuickBooks Basics

This course is designed to assist our SC Department of Transportation Disadvantages & Small Business Enterprises to better understand the online version of QuickBooks.

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November 4
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual

Reboot + Rebound: Reimagining Workspaces

Join this webinar to learn how to keep your employees engaged, productive and happy while working remotely, all while saving money for your business. 

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