BUSINESS PRIMER: Charleston chapter of SCORE free workshop, “Are You Ready to Start a Business?” 6-8 p.m. Harbor Entrepreneur Center, 402 N. Main St., Summerville. Register:

MBA OPEN HOUSE: The College of Charleston holds an open house for its one-year master’s in business adminstration degree program. 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tate Center, 5 Liberty St., Room 207. Register:

BUSINESS FINANCES: Charleston chapter of SCORE free workshop on developing a financial plan for a business. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Register:

Using E-Commerce: Charleston chapter of SCORE free roundtable discussion on electronic commerce, including online design, domains, shipping and payments. 9-10:30 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive. $20. Must register:

WAGE THEFT CLINIC: Charleston County Public Library and South Carolina Legal Services hold a legal clinic, “Wage Theft and Recovery.” 6 p.m. John L. Dart Branch Library, 1067 King St., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Legal Services attorney Stephanie M. van der Horst. Free.

LEGAL WORKSHOP: South Carolina Bar free legal workshop about wills, estates and probate. 6-8 p.m. Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston. Call 843-552-6466.

RETIREMENT PLANNING: The Charleston County School District Community Education Program holds a two-part retirement planning course. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wando High School, 1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant. $49. Advance registration required. Course is repeated Feb. 16 and 23. Call 843-881-8272 or go to the Community Education link at

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QUICKBOOKS: The Small Business Development Center, The Citadel and Software Training Consultants Inc. hold a “QuickBooks Level II” bookkeeping and accounting software workshop. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bastin Lab in The Citadel’s Bond Hall, 171 Moultrie St. Cost: $139. Register:

ENGINEERS WEEK: The Charleston Engineers Joint Council holds its annual Engineers Week banquet. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave., Charleston. Scheduled speaker is Christer Wikstrom, director of manufacturing engineering for Volvo Cars USA. $45; $25 for students. Go to or contact Karl Krull at

HISTORIC PROPERTIES WORKSHOP: Charleston County public workshop to help identify potential properties in unincorporated areas for inclusion on the updated Historical and Architectural Survey. 6:30 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Includes overview of historic preservation efforts at the county and a description of the survey project. Call 843-202-7203 or email

ECONOMIC FORECAST: Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce 2016 economic forecast and annual awards. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West 3rd St. South, Summerville. $45 members; $70 others. Contact