MENTORING: Mentors from the coastal chapter of SCORE hold a roundtable meeting for all local business owners and entrepreneurs. 9 a.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. Free and open to walk-ins. Call 727-4778 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Charleston. Call 727-4778.

SERVICE SEMINAR: Lowcountry Local First holds a ZingTrain seminar:“The Art of Giving Great Service.” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. College of Charleston’s Stern Center Ballroom. 71 George St. $200 for members; $250 for others. Go to

WOMEN IN TRADE: Charleston Women in International Trade meet for Harbor Sunset and auction fund-raiser. 6-9 p.m. Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant. $35 Go to or call 843-364-2156.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSiONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Ginger Rosenberg. RSVP by Oct. 12 to LaZana at Go to for more.

DEFENSE EXPORTS PRIMER: The S.C. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Commercial Service of South Carolina hold an introductory workshop on International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. College of Charleston School of Business, 5 Liberty St., Charleston. Scheduled presenter is Michael Allocca, president of Allocca Enterprises. $425. Call 803-777-2571 or email

SALES STRATEGIES: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on how businesses can develop the most effective sales strategies to grow. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $25. Register at or call 843-727-4778.

TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service holds a free tax workshop for small businesses. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2430 Mall Dr., Suite 155, North Charleston. Co-sponsors are the S.C. Department of Revenue, S.C. Society of Enrolled Agents, S.C. Department of Workforce and Employment and the Small Business Development Center. Call 740-6160 to register.

NOTARY TRAINING: The office of the S.C. Secretary of State is offering a seminar for anyone interested in becoming a notary. 6 p.m. Trident Technical College, Building 920 Campus Center, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. Contact Renee S. Daggerhart at 803-734-0629.

ROPER UPDATE: The West Ashley James Island Business Association meets. 7:30-9 a.m. Founders Hall at Charles Town Landing. Scheduled speaker is David Dunlop, CEO of Roper-St. Francis Healthcare. Register at

BUILDING COUNCIL: The Building Enclosure Council of Charleston holds a seminar. “Buildings Use Too Much Energy: The Solutions Symposium,” 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. College of Charleston Stern Student Center, 71 George St. Keynote speaker is The Facade Group’s David Altenhofen, co-chair and founding member of the council and the group’s East Coast director. $125 though Oct. 10; $150 afterward. Go to to register.