BUSINESS ADVICE: Charleston County Public Library and the coastal chapter of SCORE offer free, confidential counseling for small business owners. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 68 Calhoun St.

TRANSIT TALK: The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments holds a panel discussion on the future of transit along the I-26 corridor: “Transit Makes Good Business.” 7:30-9 a.m. North Charleston Coliseum Montague Terrace, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston. Reserve tickets at Contact Kathryn Basha at 529-0400, ext. 210;

Strategic Planning: Coastal chapter of SCORE holds a roundtable discussion on the use of strategic planning to manage a business. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Go to to register.

QUICKBOOKS BASICS: The S.C. Business Development Center and The Citadel’s School of Business hold a daylong workshop on the basics of QuickBooks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bastin Lab in Bond Hall, 171 Moultrie St. Charleston. $125. Go to to register.

Using QUICKBOOKS: Coastal chapter of SCORE workshop on using QuickBooks to manage a bus- iness. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive. $20. Go to to register.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: S.C. Association for Community Economic Development and Family Services hold a workshop: “Creating and Sustaining a Residential Energy Efficient Program for Your Community.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4922 Lacross Road, North Charleston. Topics include weatherization, retrofitting services, financing, training. $100-$200. Contact Lowell Atkinson at 579-9855 or

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Real Estate Investors: The Charleston Real Estate Investors Association meets for a speed networking event and open meeting. 5:30 p.m. Charleston Area Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd, North Charleston. Free.

PROBATE WORKSHOP: Charleston County free workshop on routine estate administration and probate process. 10 a.m.-noon. Charleston County Historic Courthouse, second floor, 84 Broad St. Speaker: Probate Judge Irvin Condon. Registration requested at 958-5030.

Online JOB Applications: Charleston County Public Library online job application lab. 1 p.m. St. Andrew’s Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, West Ashley. Free.

Healthy Business Challenge Seminar: Charleston Healthy Business Challenge, a free program developed by MUSC and the city of Charleston, free seminar. 8:30-10 a.m. MUSC Bioengineering Building, 70 President St., Room 112. Topics include practices and local resources for creating a physically active workplace. Go to