Wednesday

BUSINESS COUNSELING: SCOREís coastal chapter offers free, confidential counseling for business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston.

INVENTORS FORUM: SCORE Coastal Mentors will hold an Inventors Forum for those who have an invention or new product that they want to patent and develop. 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Free. Call 727-4778 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Thursday

BUSINESS LOAN FORUM: The S.C. Small Business Development Centers and others sponsor the South Carolina Small Business Lender Match Maker Event. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Trident Technical Collegeís Complex for Economic Development, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Participants include bank and credit union lenders and small business counselors. $30. Space is limited. Register at www.SCBizNetwork.com. Contact Greg Davis at 803-737-0601 or gdavis@SCcommerce.com.

Dec. 5

BASTIAT SOCIETY: The Bastiat Society meets at 6 p.m. at Barbara Jeanís Restaurant, 99 S. Market St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Ashley Landess, president of the S.C. Policy Council. Free. Visit www.bastiatsociety.org/ charleston.php.

WOMENíS ROUNDTABLE: SCORE Coastal Mentors will hold a roundtable meeting for women business entrepreneurs, 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. The roundtable will be facilitated by SCORE women mentors. Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome. Call 727-4778 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Dec. 6

DEVELOPER TRAINING: The Lowcountry Housing Trust holds a beginner developer training course. 2-5 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. The workshop will provide information on project start-up; financial feasibility; hiring architects and contractors; potential funding sources; and property management. $80. For registration and information, contact Debby Waid at debby@lowcountryhousingtrust.org or 737-6153.

Dec. 12

ROUNDTABLE: A roundtable meeting for all area business owners and entrepreneurs. 9 a.m., Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Cost is free. Call 727-4778 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.