Our Business Calendar

July 15, 2021

**Florence County Progress Hosts Afternoon Networking Soiree**

Come join us and start your weekend a little early with networking and fellowship on Friday, July 30th before Florence After Five (4:00PM to 5:30PM). Held at the Hyatt Downtown.

The terrace at Hyatt Place Florence/Downtown is the perfect place to catch-up with peers and then enjoy the festivities of Florence After Five. Who knows, we might even have a few give-a-ways and other treats. You can even make a night of it with special Progress Member pricing at the Hyatt.

RSVP to dsjones@florenceco.org.

**Ins And Outs Of Owning A Home**

Origin SC to hold the “Introduction to Homeownership,” workshop:

July 22, 2021 at 6:00PM - Virtual Workshop

Registration is required. Go to https://originsc.org/classes/ or call 843-735-7802 for details. Workshops are free.

**Business Roundtable**

The U.S. Small Business Administration, the S.C. Small Business Development Center and Charleston County’s Office of Business Opportunities hold a roundtable discussion, “Overcoming the Challenges of Growing Your Business.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SouthStar Capital, 840 Lowcountry Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Free. Go to https://bit.ly/343vgnj to register.

**SCCMA To Kick Off ‘Grow With Google’ Small Business Series July 20th**

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs is partnering with Google to offer free training to help entrepreneurs expand their skills and grow their business. Through the Grow with Google initiative, the Commission for Minority Affairs will offer four webinars beginning Tuesday, July 20, 2021 on the following topics:

Launching Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing - Tuesday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

Reach Customers Online with Google - Tuesday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

Use Youtube to Grow Your Business - Tuesday, August 3 at 10 a.m.

Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely - Tuesday, August 10 at 10 a.m.

Grow with Google Digital Coach Shennice Cleckley will serve as the facilitator for each webinar. Participants will learn how to utilize Google’s resources to improve their online presence and reach new customers.

To register for the free sessions, visit https://cma.sc.gov/our-events. For more information, call the SC Commission for Minority Affairs at 803-333-9621.