Today

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dorchester County Library, 76 Trolley Road. Summerville. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org.

Tuesday

Business in MT. PLEASANT: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds a quarterly installment of “Business in Your Backyard,” with a focus on Mount Pleasant. 7:30-9 a.m. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. $10 for members until noon July 29; $15 for others and for event-day registration. Scheduled speakers include Mayor Billy Swails; Stuart Whiteside, chamber board chairman; and Bryan Derreberry, chamber president and CEO. Contact Chris Wheeler at cwheeler@charlestonchamber.org.

Small Business Symposium: The S.C. Small Business Development Center and AG&G hold a small business symposium in Columbia. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business Lumpkin Auditorium, 1705 College St. $397. Go to smallbusinessdevelopment.eventbrite.com to register.

Thursday

METRO EXPORT PLAN: The World Trade Center Charleston meets. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Montague Terrace, 5001 Coliseum Drive. North Charleston. Topic is the Charleston Metro Export Plan. Scheduled keynote speaker will be from the Brookings Institute. $45 for WTCC and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce members; $65 for others. Contact Chris Wheeler at 805-3062 or cwheeler@charlestonchamber.org for registration.

Aug. 6

LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its second annual legislative appreciation reception. 6-8 p.m. Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston. $50. Contact Jeremy Cauthen at 805-3075 or jcauthen@charlestonchamber.org.

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mount Pleasant Town Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org.

Aug. 7

Bastiat Society: The Bastiat Society of Charleston meets. 6-7:30 p.m. Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, 847 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. Scheduled speaker is Don McLaurin, retired entrepreneur and the chairman of the S.C. Public Charter School District. Topic: “South Carolina’s Effort to Introduce Competition in Public Education.” Free. Contact charleston@bastiatsociety.com.

Aug. 8

INTRODUCTION TO EXPORTING: The U.S. Commercial Service, the S.C. District Export Council and the S.C. Department of Commerce hold “Export University 101.” 8-5 p.m. Department of Commerce Presentation Center, 1201 Main St., Suite 1500, Columbia. Presenters include export service providers and local exporters. $65 Contact Anita Patel at Apatel@sccommerce.com or 803-737-0247 for details. Go to www.sctrade.org/events.html to register.

Aug. 14

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 or go to www.score285.org for more information.