INVENTOR FORUM: Coastal chapter of SCORE holds an inventors forum. 9 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, C-201, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free.
Small BUSINESS finance: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop on how to use financial statements to manage a business and how to prepare a successful loan application. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Go to www.score285.org to register.
Facebook WORKSHOP: Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar on how to use Facebook for business purposes. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Scheduled speakers are Katie DePoppe of Azalea Magazine and Charleston Southern University Online, and Ryan DePoppe of 3 Pulley Marketing. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop, smartphone or iPad. $15 for members; $25 others. Seating is limited. Contact Alicia Smith at 873-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
GRANT WRITING: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals and Charleston Southern University hold a grant-writing workshop, "Bone Up on the Basics." 1-4 p.m. Strom Thurmond Center, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Linda Karges-Bone. $40 for association members; $50 for others. Go to basicsofgrantwriting.eventbrite.com to register. Call 452-4492.
COASTAL PROPERTY INSURANCE FORUM: S.C. Department of Insurance holds a coastal property insurance marketplace information session and public hearing. 5:30-7 p.m., information session; 7:05-7:30 p.m., public hearing. The Citadel, Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium, 171 Moultrie St. Topics include the status of the S.C. Wind and Hail Underwriting Association and recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Scheduled speakers include: Raymond Farmer, Department of Insurance; Frank Alsheimer, NOAA meteorologist; Smitty Harrison, Wind and Hail Underwriting Association; Maria Cox-Lamm, state flood mitigation program; and Trip Shealy, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes and Clemson University. Free. www.doi.sc.gov.
ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: Charleston County Probate Court estate administration workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. 84 Broad St. second floor. Speaker is Irvin Condon, probate judge. Free. Register: 958-5030.
Hurricane PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES: Dorchester County Emergency Management Department holds a hurricane preparedness workshop for businesses, including post-storm assessments and continuity of operations. 9-11 a.m. Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, 402 N. Main St. Summerville. Scheduled speakers are Mario Formisano, director of emergency management, and Scott Cave, principal at Atlantic Business Services. Free.
Marketing Roundtable: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a roundtable to discuss actions to market a business for sustained growth. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Go online to www.score285.org to register or to get more informa-tion.
WINNING BUSINESS From UNCLE SAM: Charleston County's Small Business Enterprise Program holds a free workshop: "How to Do Business with the Federal Government." 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 2nd floor, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Jan Zeigler, S.C. customer service director with the U.S. General Services Administration. Register at www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/Procurement/sbeform.htm. Contact Holly Chesser at 958-4753 or hchesser@ charlestoncounty.org for further details.