GRANT GROUP: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Scheduled speaker is Thomas Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. Topic: “What Funders Want From Grant Seekers.” Free. Email carolynlackey@comcast.net or call 452-4492.

STARTUP BASICS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop, “Are You Ready To Start a Business?” 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at coastal.score.org.

Affordable Care Act: The Palmetto Project holds a workshop on medical coverage and options under the Affordable Care Act. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway. Free. Call 888-998-4646 for an appointment.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSONALS: The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Charleston chapter meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Call Narissia at 329-8004.

CHAMBER FORECAST: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce holds its 2015 economic forecast and annual membership meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 West 3rd St. South, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is economist Stephen Slifer of Daniel Island-based NumberNomics. $45 for members; $70 for others. Call 873-2931.

INVENTORS FORUM: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a workshop about protecting and monetizing ideas and inventions. 9-10:30 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Register at coastal.score.org.

ALLIANCE UPDATE: The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce monthly Power Hour. 8-9 a.m. SCRA Applied Technologies Center, 315 Sigma Drive, Summerville. Scheduled speaker is David Ginn, CEO of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. Free for members; $25 others. Go to greatersummerville.org.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: Charleston County Government Contracts and Procurement Department holds a free workshop, “Starting Your Business New Year Right: Legal and Accounting Tools for Small Business Owners.” 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, Room A214, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers are attorney Sean Wilson and certified public accountant Rick Miller. Register at charlestoncounty.org/departments/procurement/workshops.php.

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

Public Relations STRATEGIES: Coastal chapter of SCORE roundtable discussion on using public relations strategies to enhance business communications. 9-10 a.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive. Free. Register: coastal.score.org.

CAPITAL ACCESS: Lowcountry Local First holds an installment in its GOODBusiness Series. Topic: “Connecting to Capital.” 3-5:30 p.m. Pure Theatre, 477 King St. Scheduled panelists include: Thomas Anderson of South State Bank; Patrick King of S.C. Community Loan Fund; Cindi Rourk of Charleston Local Development Corp.; and Josh Silverman of Jericho Advisors. $20 for members; $30 others. Go to lowcountrylocalfirst.org.

BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: IRS, S.C. Department of Revenue, S.C. Society of Enrolled Agents, S.C. Employment Security Commission and Small Business Development Center free tax workshop for business owners. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2340 Mall Drive, Suite 185, North Charleston. Call 740-6160 to register.